Originally written on Macho Row  |  Last updated 4/25/13
Everything was going smoothly. Roy Halladay was locked in on the mound. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each hit massive solo home runs after being split up in the lineup by manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies held a 3-1 lead as they handed the game over to the back end of the bullpen just the way they like to have it set up, but Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams were unable to get the game in to the hands of closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Pittsburgh Pirates took game three of the series by a score of 5-3. "I was just flat-out bad," Adams said after the game. Adams started the eighth inning by walking pinch-hitter Jose Tabata and following by serving up singles to the next two batters to allow the Pirates to tie the game. He then walked Andrew McCutchen after a great at-bat by the Pirates star player to load the bases with nobody out. Adams was lifted for Jeremy Horst, who allowed a ground ball single to left, slipping by the Phillies infield playing in instead of at double play ...
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