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May 24, 2006
BASEBALL: Ryan Madson Memorial Open Thread

Really, you can't ask more from a guy than 7 shutout innings of sudden-death relief. But the Phillies asked for one more, and the poor guy gets saddled with the loss.

You also can't very well play more games this dramatic in the season's first two months than the Mets have. Man, have we been treated to some great baseball.

UPDATE: Madson now has a career ERA of 8.16 as a starter, 2.97 as a reliever. I don't suppose he'll ever return to the rotation. Meanwhile, David Pinto notes that the hits keep on coming for the depleted Phillies pitching staff, as Cole Hamels is scratched from today's start in favor of Jon Lieber. Either way, given the state of the two teams' bullpens, Lieber and Alay Soler are both going 6 innings today if it kills them.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:45 AM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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I almost feel bad for the guy for winding up with the loss - almost.

Great win, and I'm suffering for it today with just a little bit less sleep.

Posted by: paul zummo at May 24, 2006 11:37 AM
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