Sunday, August 30, 2015

Here Come the Brewers

The Phillies will play the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League division series, beginning with Game 1 Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Here Come the Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers and their five sausages (from left to right: ChorizoHot Dog, Italian, Polish and German) will be playing the Phillies in the National League division series. Game 1 is Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels is starting Game 1 for the Phillies. Starting for the Brewers? They aren't sure yet. It could be righthander Jeff Suppan, who would be throwing on full rest. It could be righthander Dave Bush, who would be pitching on short rest It also could be lefthander Manny Parra, who had been bumped from the rotation, but threw well in a recent relief appearance. The Brewers know the heart of the Phillies lineup is Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, and wouldn't mind throwing back-to-back lefthanders (CC Sabathia could pitch Game 2 on short rest, but he would be making his fourth consecutive start on short rest) against the Phillies.

Stay tuned.

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In case you're interested on postseason roster rules:

Each participating club must submit its 25-man roster by no later than 10 a.m. (site time) on the day of the club’s first scheduled game for each respective series. Each player on the roster must be from the club’s Aug. 31 roster of eligible players or be a permitted substitute under the Major League rules.

In order to be a permitted substitute for an injured eligible player, a player must have been an eligible player or have been on a specified Minor League list in the same Major League organization and remained in that organization through the point of the substitution. In the Phillies situation, only Tadahito Iguchi isn’t eligible.

A club may re-submit its roster in the event that Game 1 is postponed before lineup cards are exchanged at home plate. In that event, a new roster, if any, must be submitted by 10 a.m. (site time) on the day for which Game 1 is re-scheduled.

Pitcher-for-pitcher and player-for-player roster replacements during a series are now allowed if approved by the Commissioner’s Office. An injured player who is replaced during a series must miss the remainder of that series and the entire next series.

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