Found June 25, 2013 on MyTeamRivals.com:
Prior to this past week, Jonathan Papelbon had converted all 13 of his save opportunities. But last night against the Padres, he dropped another bomb on the Phillies; it was his 4th blown save in his last 5 attempts. Red alert! The Phillies have been Papelbombed! Worse than that, starting pitcher Cliff Lee took a 3-0 lead into the 9th inning before the bomb dropped. After putting 2 men on base, Lee was pulled and the air raid ensued. Papelbon gave up a 2-run single, hit the next batter and then managed a double-play ball. But with 2 outs and a runner on third, catcher Carlos Ruiz let the next pitch sail past him, which scored the tying run. The end result was a mind-blowing, 10-inning 3-4 loss to the Padres. Please excuse me while I vomit… The Phillies bullpen is the worst in all of baseball with a 4.67 ERA entering last night’s game. Now every starter on this team has to think that if he cannot go all 9 innings, he has no shot at a win. Just take a quick look at the pen’s instabili...
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