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07-23-2008, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Forechecker View Post
I'm lucky I have a TV set after that fiasco. : To me, it all started when Endy Chavez (?) was sent home on that deep single to right field and was tagged out at home in the 7th. If we had gotten one or two more insurance runs in that inning, I think the Phillies would've folded. I'm also surprised they didn't let Santana pitch the complete game.
He got thrown out twice at home. The first time on a throw from left field with no outs. The 3rd base coach had a bad game.

On the surface, I have no problem with them taking Santana out after 8, even with Wagner not being available. Given his pitch count and the fact that they had a 3 run lead, it wasn't a bad call.

But I think this situation highlights a problem in baseball right now with managers being such slaves to pitch counts. The more you baby pitchers, the more they will need to be babied. 10 or 20 more pitches wouldn't have killed Santana and they probably would have gotten the win.

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