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The opposition is hitting just .112 off of Antonio Bastardo this year after 52.1 innings pitched. That is the lowest batting average ever against a pitcher who has thrown at least 50 innings.
I'd say Bastardo is a lock for the postseason roster.
Ryan Madson has had an outstanding season (his last?) with the Phillies and has shown MLB that he is ready to be a full-time closer, so he's certainly in. Michael Stutes may have come off of the cloud that he had been on during his first two months with the team, but he still has proven to be extremely reliable and is in too.
Brad Lidge may have only 12 innings under his belt, but loyal Charlie Manuel will certainly have "Lights Out" on the playoff roster. You can uncover your eyes now—Lidge's name will not be mentioned again in this article.
The aforementioned Vance Worley will be in the bullpen, and it will be interesting to see how he can transition mentally for the switch. Worley will certainly be happy to be on the playoff roster, but will there be any ill will that he isn't starting? Don't count on it.
Kyle Kendrick has been the Phillies long-man for much of the season, and he has even started a few games. In whatever capacity Kendrick has pitched, he has done it pretty well, so he's in.
The seventh spot in the bullpen is the question. Will Charlie Manuel go with David Herndon? He hasn't pitched terribly, but it still puzzles me as to why Charlie is so loyal to him.
Does Manuel feel the need to have another lefty in the 'pen besides Bastardo? If so, seldom-used Juan Perez would have to be the guy.
He could just be a one- or two-batter situational pitcher, saving Bastardo for the setup position in the eighth. Would the Phillies really keep around a guy in Perez who has only pitched five innings this year?
The Phillies will have enough reliable arms in the bullpen with the addition of Worley, and that will allow Manuel and Amaro to add Perez as the situational left-hander.
They'd better get him some innings, though.
Relief Pitching: Bastardo, Madson, Stutes, Lidge, Worley, Kendrick, Perez