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I've created a new rule.

"Dammit, I think I left the cap off the pen to my dream journal!"
"Dammit, I think I left the cap off the pen to my dream journal!"
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So after last night's thrilling win, I've decided to create a new rule.

Jonathan Papelbon is only allowed to blow saves when Domonic Brown is there to fix it later.

I would like everyone to take note of this rule and alert the appropriate parties of the change. I feel that with this new policy, we can allow Jonathan Papelbon to occasionally suck and give Domonic Brown the opportunity to be awesome. I think this is a win-win for all involved.

Tonight, with Cliff Lee on the mound, I would like the Phillies to do what they did last night, only without the low scoring and the blown save and the necessary last minute heroics. They'll face Ross Detwiler, and I'm sure with a brief explanation he'll be completely on board with this plan.

Wouldn't life be so much easier if people just did what you told them to do?

Please discuss the game in the comments below.


Current Series

Phillies lead the series 1-0

Mon 06/17 WP: Jonathan Papelbon (1 - 0)
LP: Fernando Abad (0 - 2)
5 - 4 win

Washington Nationals
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Ross Detwiler vs Cliff Lee

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Wed 06/19 7:05 PM EDT


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 8-2 17 14 1 1 0 0 102.1 83 32 29 5 17 89 2.55 .98





Ross Detwiler

#48 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

185

R

L

Mar 06, 1986


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Ross Detwiler 2-4 9 9 0 0 0 0 50.2 62 19 17 3 10 25 3.02 1.42