It's one thing to say that Cliff Lee won't pitch Game Four of the World Series when the series is tied at a game apiece and your Phillies have a chance to go up 2-1. But now that the Yankees have taken a series lead, to bypass your ace and risk falling behind 3-1 is a crime. I haven't disagreed with much of what Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has decided over the last couple of years. But look, your back is against the wall. You simply cannot fall behind 3-1. If the Phillies lose Game Five, the series is effectively over. Sure, they could come back, but the odds would be stacked against them. Having to win two in a row when the seventh game would be in New York is a tall order. With everything on the line, then, why not pitch Lee in Game Four? Well, for one, he hasn't pitched on short ...
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