Phillies Shuffle Rotation Again
The Phillies have shuffled their rotation again.
They will have Joe Blanton, Kyle Kendrick and Cole Hamels face the Mets this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Blanton will face the Washington Nationals next week at Nationals Park.
Hamels, Halladay and Oswalt could pitch Oct. 1-3 against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
The Phillies originally had Blanton, Hamels and Halladay scheduled to pitch against the Mets. Having Kendrick pitch Saturday allows the Phillies to give Hamels, Halladay and Oswalt and extra day of rest. If the Phillies clinch the NL East before the Oct. 1-3 series in Atlanta, they could have the Big Three pitch just a few innings to give them extra rest before the playoffs or bump one of them for Kendrick.