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Philadelphia Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone was removed from last night's start before the seventh inning with discomfort in his back but still expects to be ready for his next outing. The Philadelphia Enquirer's Matt Gelb tweeted the news, saying that the back was actually an issue for the whole game.
Pettibone’s back bothered him all game. He feels better after icing it. Thinks he can make next start.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 22, 2013
Pettibone appeared to be moving awkwardly when running to first base during his at-bat in the sixth inning. He came out to start the seventh but was replaced by Mike Stutes after throwing a few warmup pitches. Gelb also said that Stutes' shoulder was fine, with the reliever being shown pointing to it during his appearance.
Mike Stutes said he was fine, despite cameras showing him pointing at shoulder. Said it was "tough situation" to enter without full warmup.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 22, 2013
Despite having a six-run lead when Pettibone left, the Phillies' bullpen almost blew the game, Stutes giving up three earned runs without recording an out before Jonathan Papelbon blew the save by surrendering another two in the ninth. Kevin Frandsen then crushed a home run to left in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off win.
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