Thursday, October 8, 2009

Han Solo and His Friends Are Right...

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

In every Star Wars film, one of the main characters says that line at a point in peril.  The Phillies are in peril with their starting pitching in this NLDS against Colorado.  By wasting Joe Blanton and J.A. Happ in consecutive bullpen appearances in Game 2 today (10/8), the Phillies have now backed themselves into a corner with very bad feelings.

Pedro Martinez will now start Game 3 Saturday (10/10) in the sub-freezing cold of Coors Light Field, where the best of the Rockies is yours as Craig Kilborn said when he did SportsCenter before becoming a talk show host and actor, Sparky.  That corner is known as a three-man starting rotation, meaning Cliff Lee will start on three days rest after his monster performance in Game 1 yesterday (10/7) in a possible fourth game Sunday (10/11).  That is unless snow postpones one of the games, so Jolly Cholly better get AccuWeather on the phone, and fast.

1 comment:

  1. Even if they play game 3 on Saturday, surely Joe Blanton would be ready to pitch on Sunday for Game 4. He only threw 19 pitches today and if Happ's knee is all right and x-rays are negative and he's feeling good, he should be fine to go.