A Phillies Postseason Pitching Solution

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Kevin Lagowski in MLB
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What a difference a year makes.   Last season the Phillies seemed to have suspect starting pitching but were riding an excellent bullpen into the playoffs. Once they got there, the starting pitching stepped up, the "Bridge to Lidge" stayed strong, and there was a parade down Broad Street. This year, the starters are looking formidable, but the "Bridge to Lidge" has suffered a fate similar to the Bridge on the River Kwai or one of those rickety rope bridges from an Indiana Jones movie. Chan Ho Park's injury is just the latest in a series of setbacks for the pitching staff, and Charlie Manuel will have to be very careful with how he handles his hurlers for the rest of the regular season so they won't be worn out come playoff time. Teams can, of course, make roster additions and subtract ...

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