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Substitutions: Phillies at Cardinals Game Thread, July 24, 2013

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Some things just can't be replaced. Especially with Laynce Nix.

Ezra Shaw

Substitutions are a necessary evil in cooking and baking. For my sauerbraten sauce (excellent on sliced steak and pork loin!) I rarely have beef stock available, so I use beef broth and the result is pretty good. Grains of paradise is a hard spice to find, so I use a mixture of black pepper, nutmeg, and cardamom for my Thanksgiving apple pie.

When you run out of Dom Brown, though, there is no adequate substitute. There is no combination of Laynce Nix, Michael Martinez, and John Mayberry that equal him. Even if you grind them up and shape them into a new baseball player. Actually, especially if you do that. Don't do that.

John Lannan and Jake Westbrook are our pitchers tonight. I will try not to spend the evening yelling "WHY AREN'T YOU DOM BROWN?! GIVE ME BACK MY DOM BROWN!" at every player I see on screen. I'll try, but I make no promises.

Discuss the game in the comments below.


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Cardinals lead the series 1-0

Tue 07/23 WP: Shelby Miller (10 - 6)
SV: Edward Mujica
LP: Jonathan Pettibone (5 - 4)
1 - 4 loss

Philadelphia Phillies
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

John Lannan vs Jake Westbrook

Sunny. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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John Lannan

#27 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-4

235

L

L

Sep 27, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - John Lannan 2-3 9 9 0 0 0 0 52.2 54 24 22 2 13 28 3.76 1.27




Jake Westbrook

#35 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-3

210

R

R

Sep 29, 1977


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jake Westbrook 6-4 13 13 1 1 0 0 81.1 81 31 26 3 33 30 2.88 1.40