Inquiring minds wanted to know and several answers were provided in last night's late-inning loss to Cincinnati.
Question: Where has Antonio Bastardo been these last few weeks?
Answer: Where he's been all season, i.e., working on his home run pitch.
Question: Why hasn't Cholly used Jonathan Papelbon more?
Answer: Because he's just as likely to serve up a game-losing home run ball as earn a save.
Question: What's up with Cliff Lee?
Answer: Not a heck of a lot. He pitches well enough to win...sometimes...but the Phils rarely do anyway when he's on the mound.
Question: With Lee struggling, will the Phillies' alleged brain trust rethink long-term contracts for pitchers?
Answer: Cole Hamels