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Phillies line up playoff rotation with Roy Halladay in Game 1 and Cliff Lee in Game 2

Sep 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

Roy Halladay

Charlie Manuel chose to play coy rather than make an official announcement regarding the Phillies’ playoff rotation, telling reporters: “I think if you’re good baseball people, you should be able to see how we’re setting it up.”

And he’s right.

Roy Halladay will start Game 1 of the NLDS in Philadelphia on Saturday, followed by Cliff Lee in Game 2 on Sunday. Cole Hamels is lined up to pitch Game 3 and Roy Oswalt is expected to get the Game 4 assignment, with Vance Worley working out of the bullpen.

Oswalt versus Worley was the only real decision for Manuel to make and Oswalt finished his regular season with six shutout innings against the Braves last night, lowering his ERA to 3.69.

  1. phrontiersman - Sep 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Well, I guess now we finally get to see how the Master Plan works out.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 28, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Halladay/Lee/Hamels/Oswalt…that’s like a 20-foot thick, steel-reinforced, concrete wall of pitching awesomeness.

    Good luck to any team facing them in the playoffs. To quote Han Solo, “You’re gonna need it.”

  3. 12strikes - Sep 28, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Two of the worse keep secrets at CBP this year..
    1. The pitching rotation
    2. The NHL Winter Classic Teams

  4. narrabeen23 - Sep 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Holy unhittable baseballs Batman! This is gonna be so awesome to watch.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Sep 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    God id love to see them get eliminated in the first round!! Id be crying from laughing it would be so funny!

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