Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 5/3/12
Carlos Ruiz did all he could to put the Phillies on his back Wednesday night in Atlanta, but it was not enough.Getty Images.  Well, last night was certainly not without plenty of entertainment, right? The Phillies had an ugly meltdown in Atlanta, with Roy Halladay showing a rare glimpse of ugliness, Jimmy Rollins botching a potential double play ball in the field, and Charlie Manuel willingly bat a relief pitcher in the 11th inning despite having two bench players and Johnathan Papelbon available in the bullpen. Things started off well for the Phillies, who chased Braves starter Tommy Hanson early on and saw Carlos Ruiz record seven runs batted in in the clutch. Ruiz smacked a three-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Phillies the lead back after the Braves chased Halladay and took an 8-6 lead in the sixth. The Phillies tacked three more runs on the board in the eighth inning before the bullpen had their own meltdown in the bottom of the inning. Joe Savery and Antonio...
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