Three more points about last night's game.
- We’ve all read about the success Jon Lieber has with Todd Pratt as his personal catcher. In general, the rotation prefers the quick pace and big target Pratt sets to that of Mike Lieberthal. But what about the combination of Vicente Padilla and Lieberthal? Lieberthal seems to have the magic touch handling the enigmatic pitcher.
- Playing manager, after Jimmy Rollins popped up the first pitch of the game, I would have issued a warning. After he swung off his heels his second at bat - obviously going for the long ball - I would have yanked him. That was terrible.
- Just as I’m adjusting my grade of Charlie Manuel from a "B-" to a "C" for his situational use of certain players and handling of Rollins, Manuel needs to make some adjustments to the lineup, including leadoff spot and finding more opportunities to get Jason Michaels into the lineup.