The Inquirer’s Todd Zolecki reports that Cole Hamels, as expected, will pitch Wednesday’s Game 1, Brett Myers will work Thursday’s Game 2 and Jamie Moyer will pitch Game 3 Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. [Link]
Beerleaguer: The Phillies feast on the fruits of an early clinch. Because they won Saturday, the Phils bought themselves just enough time to set ‘em as they want ‘em, while it stands to reason that Milwaukee will be forced to use their best pitcher, C.C. Sabathia, no earlier than Game 2. Hamels hopes for better results than last season’s NLDS Game 1 undershirt tragedy. Myers splits the lefties and tries to fix his mechanics on the fly in the second game, which could be C.C.’s start. Moyer works Game 3, just as he did a year ago. Joe Blanton could pitch the fourth game depending on where the Phillies stand in the series.
The Brewers’ rotation is less certain. Jeff Suppan and Dave Bush are strong possibilities to pitch Game 1, with Suppan having nine post-season starts with a 3.00 ERA under his belt. I would guess Suppan.