Found April 05, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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Doc had his good stuff working. (AP)It’s the Year of the Pitcher, Round Three. In the Phillies season-opening 1-0 win over the Pirates, Roy Halladay and Erik Bedard kicked off the year with a duel and, of course, runs were hard to come by.Halladay was virtually unhittable, although Pirates left fielder Alex Presley led off the game with a single. Charlie Manuel made the move to pull Doc after eight innings, two hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. The only blemishes; two hit batsmen. He threw only 92 pitches, but Charlie decided to go to the $50 million closer, Jonathan Papelbon. I wasn’t on board with the move – why take out the best pitcher in the game while he’s cruising? – but, it worked. Pap recorded his first save as a Phillie.Erik Bedard did all he could for the Pirates, but they just could not score on Halladay. Bedard went seven innings, allowed six hits and fanned four. The only run for the Phillies came in the seventh inning during a mini-rally.Ty Wigginton led off ...
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