Ok so we all know the Phillies clinched last night. who cares right? well it does make things a little more interesting for the weekend.
Last night's starter was Halladay, so on normal rest he would be pitching again on Saturday. However, the playoffs start for them either Wednesday or Thursday so really he could go again and still be on his normal rest. Since he has never pitched in the playoffs would Manuel just give him some extra rest?
Tonight's scheduled starter is Oswalt. if he does pitch tonight, then we will not be seeing him over the weekend. However, as they did clinch last night maybe they take their break today?
Unless they really alter things, we should see Kendrick on Friday. Hamels would be next in their normal order so I would think he'll get in a game otherwise he'll go almost 2 weeks between starts which is probably a little too much rest. Even if he only goes in with a set 5inning/85pitch limit or something.
Basically that leaves Sunday as the biggest question.... unless they do some major shuffling. Is it Halladay? or do they throw Worley up there? he did get one start this year. or Robertson who has started before. You'd have to think those would both be better than Halladay - even in an abbreviated start.
For us... well Beachy is already slated for Friday. Followed by likely Hanson and Hudson in the finale.
I guess a lot of what the Braves do will also depend on how the next couple games go, but it is something worth looking at I thought.