2010 Philadelphia Phillies - Off-season Thread
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11-03-2009, 01:32 PM
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You bring in Happ, because you have to get to Game 7 for it to matter. However, they need to have all these contingencies worked out in advance of Game 6 starting. Manuel and co. cannot be sitting there figuring out who they want to go to in the 4th inning of Game 6.
For sure. I'm sure they have gone over dozens of scenarios to figure out who they will use in what spot. Im sure they have said to themselves something like, if Pedro cannot get out of the 5th or 6th and we are losing or only up 3-4 runs we will go with Happ, but if we are up 5 or more runs we will go with a player X for X amount of innings followed by player Y or Z depending on where in the lineup the Yankees are etc. They have to plan for every situation so they dont make a boneheaded mistake and leave them no options for game 7. The last thing I was to see is them save someone for game 7 and then lose game 6 because of it but at the same time they have to be conscious about who they may use with a big lead as well.
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