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The MLB playoffs began last night and things pretty much went as expected. The Phillies acquisition of Cliff Lee may have been the best in season move this year. His complete game saved Manuel from having to roll the dice with his bullpen. There is no way you can trust Brad Lidge this post season, the man has lost it. I don’t know how they can win it all without a viable closer. You can’t have Lee and Hamels go nine every time out, it’s just not likely.
As for the Yankees Twins series, I have heard some complaining about the Twins being unfairly punished by having to play less than 24 hours later. Too friggin bad, don’t put yourself in a position to extend the regular season and/or win the game in regulation and this would be a lot less of a concern. The best record should be rewarded with some advantage, and if I’m not mistaken the Rockies went 15 innings in game 163 two years ago and went on to sweep the Phillies. There are no excuses in the playoffs get over it.