According to MLB.com, Philadelphia PhilliesÆ manager Charlie Manuel has decided that Pedro Martinez will start Game Three of their National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. Anyone who has read my blog on a consistent basis knows how much I love Martinez. However, I think this start is going to end very badly for Martinez. The Rockies destroy right-handed pitching in Colorado and I am convinced that MartinezÆs 130-pitch effort on September 19th against the New York Mets did permanent damage to Martinez. He made one start since then and he had nothing in that start against the Houston Astros. Allowing Martinez to throw 130 pitches in that game was so inexcusably irresponsible by Manuel and his staff, that I really canÆt believe it happened. If anyone can regroup and ...
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