Roy Halladay blew a six-run lead, allowing eight runs on 12 hits, and the Phillies wasted a seven-RBI effort from Carlos Ruiz in a 15-13 loss to the Braves in extras. Afterward, readers wondered why the Phillies are paying Jonathan Papelbon $50 million to sit on the sidelines.
"Tonight was the second memorable game this team has played already this year (Lee's 10 inning masterpiece in SF being the other one) and the two things they share in common is the Phils lost both in excoriating fashion in extra innings, and Jonathan Papelbon should have pitched in both, but didn't." - MG
"Bringing Schwimer into the game was the white flag. Didn't have to be that way - Papelbon literally could have saved the game with one pitch in that situation. After the guy cratered in the clutch, both managers were basically playing triage with their rosters, waiting for McCann or Jones to end the game." - Hugh Mulcahy