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25 Sep – MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Phillies – 09/24/2002

Bleah. Vicente Padilla gets pulled after pitching to four players, and the Braves wind up only getting two runs (plus one off of Padilla) off the vaunted Phillie bullpen. Meanwhile, the Phillies got five runs off of Tom Glavine. Glavine threw 124 pitches, only 66 of which were strikes, in 5 2/3 innings, and Bobby really should have gotten him out of there after the fifth trailing 3-2. Tom gave up two runs in the sixth, but the bullpen did pretty well. I’m not sure if this will be his last start or not. On normal rotation, he’d be due up Sunday. If he’s going to start Game Three of the Division Series, he’d probably start then. Or he could start Game Two after pitching a little Saturday on three day’s rest. If he’s going to pitch the opener, I don’t know what they’ll do.

Andruw had three hits, and Rafael Furcal hit his eighth homer of the season to lead off the game and later drove in another run with a double. Vinny had two hits and probably has an insurmountable lead over Keith Lockhart for second-most-awful Brave hitter.

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