Pedro to Get the Nod for Game Three

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Shady Botros in MLB
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Charlie Manuel decided to go with Pedro Martinez for game three, no surprise. However my problem is that Manuel maybe over-managed the game. The reality is Charlie Manuel threw two starters in JA Happ and Joe Blanton, while they were losing. IÆd rather see this happen while Manuel was trying to eat innings to get it to the ninth. Why not go with Durbin or Madson who both tend to eat innings while the Phillies are behind? Now Pedro Martinez will have to pitch in cold weather conditions that may include some snow. Pedro is built for the big moment, however in Pedro hasnÆt pitched since September 30th, and in his last two starts Pedro has given up a combined 13 runs in seven innings. The good news is that there is a shot the game gets pushed back due to the possibility of the aforementioned ...

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