After allowing nine runs on Sunday, Halladay admits to dealing with shoulder discomfort.
How could we celebrate Opening Day without thinking of Danny Tartabull and other free agent flops?
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The Phillies' bullpen tossed three scoreless innings and Joe Savery notched his first career win.
Rodriguez surrendered three hits and three walks in the ninth, blowing his fifth save of the season.
Up until the ninth, the Brewers appeared to have the game in hand.
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Lee allowed three runs – two earned – and nine hits in six innings.
Ahead 3-1, Colorado broke the game open in the seventh, when it added three runs off reliever Michael Schwimer.
The Phillies have lost 11 of their past 12 games and now sit 15 games behind the NL East leading Nationals.
Perhaps what's even more telling is that the Phillies have just four more wins than the hapless Houston Astros, the worst team in the NL.
"I shake my head because I look out there and see Lee pitching. I can't believe we can't win some games with him pitching. We got outplayed," Manuel said.
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The '52 contest was the second ever held in Philadelphia, but carries even more importance because it remains the only All-Star Game ever halted early due to rain. (The 1961 ASG was stopped after nine innings due to rain and remained a tie.)
So, what if the rains never came?
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Allie Reynolds tossed four scoreless innings and chipped in offensively with a key sacrifice bunt advancing the eventual winning-run as the American League trumped the National League in 12 innings at Shibe Park, 7-3.
Reynolds surrendered three hits and struck out five and claimed the win, earning the contest's Most Valuable Player Award.
Tied at 3-3 in the top of the 12th, Minnie Minoso opened the frame with a single to right and advanced to second on Reynolds' sacrifice-bunt. Yogi Berra followed with a single to shallow center, allowing Minoso to score easily, giving the AL a 4-3 advantage. Three walks and a double later, the AL had an insurmountable four-run lead.
Gerry Staley scuffled, allowing three hits, three walks and four runs over two innings for the NL in the loss.
Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, the American League's Larry Doby reached on a walk and advanced to third on a Jackie Jenson single down the left field line. Minoso followed with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Doby and tying the contest at 3-3.
In total, the seven NL pitchers on the afternoon combined for 13 walks.
Athletics first baseman Ferris Fain collected a triple and two runs scored in the contest while teammate Eddie Joost drove in a pair of runs. Bobby Shantz tossed two scoreless innings, ensuring Connie Mack's players made a contribution in the victory.
Curt Simmons, who started for the NL, went two innings while allowing a run on a pair of hits and a pair of walks. Teammate Robin Roberts surrendered a run in his one inning of work.
Roy Campanella led all players with three hits, including the contest's lone home run.
[Box score and log will be posted later tonight.]
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Ryan Howard went on to win the 2006 Home Run Derby, marking the only time in history that teammates have won back-to-back contests.
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Unfortunately, his effort was for naught as Antonio Bastardo allowed five runs in the eighth, highlighted by a Brian McCann grand slam, in a Braves 5-0 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
"Bastardo has been our eighth inning guy, but tonight it just didn't work out," said Charlie Manuel. "He's a guy we really need to come through for us. We need to get him straightened out."
The Phillies now sit 11 games below .500 for the first time since June 5, 2002.
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- NL average OPS: .718 | Mets OPS: .725 (8 of 16)
- NL average WHIP: 1.32 | Mets WHIP: 1.28 (7 of 16)
- NL average RD: -6.75 | Mets RD: 27 (4 of 16)