September 25 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“The Phillies shuffled their rotation, Rich Dubee said, mainly because it made too much sense not to.
“We thought it’d be better to give these guys an extra day of rest this time instead of next time,” the pitching coach said Friday. “They were going to get one somewhere. We just thought it would be beneficial now.”
Beneficial for Cole Hamels, who is coming off two outings of 127 and 117 pitches, respectively. Roy Halladay has a 4.32 ERA in his last six starts. Roy Oswalt? Well, he’s allowed just one run in his last 22 innings, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Instead, Kyle Kendrick will take his regular turn in the rotation Saturday against the New York Mets, a team he has fared decently against in 2010, with a 3.78 ERA in three starts. It allows the rest of the rotation to have an extra day of rest between starts.”
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