Phillies expected to move Worley to the pen
There was a decent amount of debate in August and September as to who the Philadelphia Phillies should go with as their No. 4 starter in the playoffs. Conventional wisdom says that obviously you have to go with Roy Oswalt.
But, the Phillies have 23-year old righty Vance Worley, who pitched his ass off this year. He has an 11-2 record with a 2.85 ERA and this wasn’t a guy many thought would make the team, let alone dominate.
So, now it seems that the Phillies will move him to the bullpen after his Wednesday start. He’s the guy that’s getting ticketed for post-season bullpen duty with Oswalt seemingly healthy now. He’s finally got that fastball jumping around 93 mph and that was his big problem as he came off the DL.
The Phils want to get him in the pen now so he can get used to coming in with the different warmup regimen. Hopefully, he doesn’t pull a JA Happ. In 2009, Happ was brilliant as a starter but absolutely horrific out of the bullpen in the playoffs.