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Manuel Did What He Had To Do

Manuel Did What He Had To Do

Admitting that it was tough to do, Charlie Manuel took a walk to the mound last night in Washington and pulled Brad Lidge in favor of Ryan Madson. The move worked, but Manuel is still going to face tough choices.

After unleashing a whole pile of frustration on his team following Sunday's loss in Houston, Charlie Manuel put himself in a tough spot. While he has insisted all season long that Brad Lidge was his closer, if he was truly thinking about this season and not last season, as he told his players to do, he had to pull Lidge. After all, Lidge's perfection came last season and not this season...

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