Posted by phillies09 on 11:56am, Wednesday October 7th 2009
Recent news has surfaced that Charlie Manuel is sending all starters not named Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee to the bullpen.
Which ones will be used is still unknown. You have to figure that rookie Happ will be the first to come out, having the most bullpen experience. Also, Joe Blanton is likely the Game 3 starter and looks to be a “just in case” relief pitcher.
Although Pedro Martinez has relief appearance clauses in his contract, the time it takes him to get loose has led to the thought that this would never happen. Well…he’s sitting, watching, and waiting from under Ashburn Alley today as well.