Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big 3 to face Atlanta twice, Phils remain in 1st after 11-4 beatdown

Rich Dubee said there is a "good chance" that Roy Oswalt will start Friday's series opener against Washington rather than starting on Saturday as he would following the normal rotation. This sets up the Phillies to throw Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Oswalt against the Braves in both of the three-game series.

"I don't think there's any downside to pitching Oswalt, Hamels and Halladay," Dubee said. "They are our front three starters. I would think if you have two series with the Braves, you'd want the best guys available, if possible."

With Joe Blanton pitching much better of late, there is no downside. The only potential downside would have been two struggling starters, Blanton and Kyle Kendrick, pitching in back-to-back games. But, Blanton pitched very well against in last night's dominant victory over the Marlins, and sending the big three against Atlanta bodes well for Philly's postseason hopes.

Speaking of last night's 11-4 victory in Miami, the Phillies are now 11-5 against Florida and 6-1 in Florida this season. Jayson Werth, Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz and even Greg Dobbs homered for the Phillies as part of their 15 hits on the night.

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