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Bullpen Madness: Pirates at Phillies Game Thread, April 25, 2013

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Maybe the bullpen should be eliminated from today's game entirely. It's a thought.

Drew Hallowell

It happens to every reliever. They just have an off night. Last night seemed to be an off night for Mike Adams. So it would be really super for Cliff Lee, today's starter, to go the distance. Don't make Charlie Manuel think about relievers at all, which isn't his strong suit anyway. I think it would be better that way, don't you?

I want to call him Cliffer, like Chipper only less childish (and infinitely more bad ass). Cliffer didn't have the best start last week, so I expect him to bounce back against the Pirates. The Phillies "offense" will face Pirates starter James McDonald. Lord knows how that will turn out.

Discuss the game in the comments below.


Current Series

Pirates lead the series 2-1

Mon 04/22 WP: Raul Valdes (1 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Jared Hughes (1 - 2)
3 - 2 win
Tue 04/23 WP: Jeff Locke (2 - 1)
SV: Jason Grilli
LP: Cole Hamels (0 - 3)
0 - 2 loss
Wed 04/24 WP: Vin Mazzaro (1 - 0)
SV: Jason Grilli
LP: Mike Adams (1 - 2)
3 - 5 loss

Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Cliff Lee

#33 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-3

190

L

L

Aug 30, 1978


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Cliff Lee 2-1 6 4 0 0 0 0 28.2 22 10 9 2 4 23 2.83 .91



James McDonald

#53 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-4

200

L

R

Oct 19, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - James McDonald 2-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.2 16 14 9 1 12 18 4.12 1.42