The Importance Of The Phillies’ Pitching Depth
With starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin on the disabled list, the Phillies had scares over the last week for more potential losses as Jeremy Hellickson left his last start with Back problems and Adam Morgan left his start after taking a line drive off his forearm. Where does the team go from here with their pitching staff?
Phillies Beat Writer Ryan Lawrence joined The Sports Bash on Monday and spoke about the importance of the depth of pitching in the Phillies system:
“This is why you always always have to have pitching depth. It is probably the single most important thing in building a team. When Klentack took over he said he planned on fueling this rebuild with waves of pitching. That is part of the reason why they made the Giles trade because they were able to bring in more pitching depth when they did the trade. This is why you have guys like Adam Morgan and Dave Buchanan in Triple-A. Those guys aren't going to hurt you when you're a rebuilding team in the final 2 months of the season. If Dave Buchanan has to come up and make 7 starts here to finish the season it is not the end of the world. This is a rebuilding team. They are not trying to win the pennant.”
Hear what Lawrence had to say about the hot hitting by the offense along with the return of Chase Utley to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded last season