Jonathan Papelbon's ninth-inning disaster gave the Philliesawrenching 6-5 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, and now the closer has blown two of his last three save chances. With the game on the line in the bottom of the ninth, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel made the move to replace relieverAntonio Bastardo with Papelbon in an attempt to seal a victory afterwhat had been a backand- forth game. "It ain't the first time it happened, and it probably wont be the last," Manuel said. "He was throwing hard, they just had some good at bats to stay alive."
Papel-bombed once again
New York Post | Jul 6