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The Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to a very rich contract in the offseason, but have not been able to proerly use their new closer because the rest of the bullpen has been ineffective. The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-18 through the first 32 games of this season and they look more like the Phillies of the late ’90s than the team that has been baseball’s best the past couple of years. Another bullpen implosion cost the Phillies a game last night, but more importantly allowed the New York Mets to sweep the Phillies in Philly for the the first time since 2006. The Phillies have starting pitching. Cliff Lee was sharp in 6 innings that were limited by pitch count due to his oblique injury. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out 6. Lee was not the issue. He left the game officially with a 4-2 lead. Then the fun began. Kyle Kendrick, who had been starting in Lee’s place came in for the 7th. Kendrick allowed 6 of the 9 batters he face to reach base, and 5 of them scored. Jose Contre...
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