Postgame interview with Charlie Manuel
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That was a very unlike Moyer first inning, gave up a few walks, wild pitch. Wasn't his normal self.CHARLIE MANUEL: Yeah, he threw a lot of pitches in the inning, and it looked like he threw a lot of close pitches. But, like, he didn't say anything about the umpire missing them or anything. He said he felt like they were close, but he didn't say a whole lot about it. But he accumulated a whole lot of pitches there at the start of the game and also, what, in the first three innings. Seven times tonight either Chase or Ryan or Pat came up to bat with a man on base, a good run producing opportunity and were 0 for 7. Any idea why those guys seem to not be producing like they were in the regular season? CHARLIE MANUEL: Sometimes when we talk about hitting, that's where it goes at times. I don't know what you do about it. Actually we've played, what, 27 innings of baseball, and we've only scored in three innings. We scored three and five and one run. So actually we haven't hit really, what I'll call hitting for our team. Victorino's grand slam home run the other time, that supplied runs for us. We scored those three runs in the first game with some breaks when the second baseman dropped a ball at first and stuff. It kind of opened up the inning for us.
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