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Justin Germano debut, Dennis Tankersley Relief

Justin Germano made his debut on Saturday and made just a few mistakes. A three run homer from hot-hitting Chase Utley was the big blow, but Germano pitched well on a muggy night in Philadelphia, a hostile place to open your career. Dennis Tankersley came on in relief and there was no repeat of 2003.<br><br> "The biggest thing was my adrenaline," Germano said. "It was a little too high."

Justin Germano's night did not start like he had hoped. His one-two-three inning wasn't in the cards. The first pitch he threw was smacked up the middle for a single. After a pop out he walked the next batter. Then his young career was defined. It was poise that brought Justin Germano up to the Big Leagues and it may be poise that keeps him there. With two runners on in the first, Germano... Recommended Stories

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