Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson met with the media before the team heads to Houston for World Series Game 6 and dropped some “juicy” nuggets about the Phils starting pitching.
Okay, not really but it sounds better writing it like that.
What Thomson said wasn’t earth shattering and should come as no surprise to anyone that’s watched Major League Baseball over the past 100-plus years. Game 6 –and hopefully Game 7– will be all hands on deck for the Phillies.
Zack Wheeler will start Game 6 for the Phillies as planned. The right hander threw a bullpen on Thursday and felt no arm issues or tiredness. If Wheeler gets into trouble or is unable to go, the Phillies may pivot to Ranger Suarez out of the bullpen. In this scenario, Thomson will likely go with Aaron Nola –with an abbreviated pitch count– if the Phillies can force a Game 7. Frankly, anyone with an arm will be available for World Series Game 7 if it gets there.
That’s your big pitching news drop for Friday afternoon.