Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 7/7/12

Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.

The Phillies fans got their first look at Ryan Howard this 2012 disaster of a season and the results were the same, another loss. Howard had two hits in the 5-0 loss to the Braves which was a pitchers duel until the bullpen entered the game. Antonio Bastardo entered the game in the eighth to ruin a great pitching performance by Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick shut down the Braves, leaving the game after only 89 pitches. One would have to question the logic of Charlie Manuel’s decision to take out Kendrick and hand the ball over to Bastardo who has been awful most of the season.

Until the Phillies make some kind of a move to get a quality reliever, Manuel needs to stop making any kind of situational moves. Not that last nights zero in the run column wins the game but we certainly deserve a chance to win. That chance is not in the hands of our pathetic bullpen. Designate Bastardo for assignment, he stinks!

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