Per sources, veteran Pedro Martinez will take the mound in Fridays game 2 of the National League Championship Series. It will be the first postseason start for Pedro in over 5 years.
Other roster moves for the NLCS, are the removal of pitchers Brett Myers and Kyle Kendrick in favor of right-handed former Dodger Chan Ho Park and extra infielder Eric Bruntlett. Taking Myers off the roster is a clear indication that his hip is just not healthy enough to allow him to continue. In direct contrast to Myers health situation, the addition of Park is hopefully an indication that he is recovered from the leg injury that held him out since early September. Park will resume his role as the 6th/7th inning bridge to the Madson and Lidge.
Bruntlett will hopefully only see action as a pinch runner if needed. The last thing any of us want is for him to have a critical at bat in this series. Even I would take him over Kendrick though, so I really have no issue with the move.
Hamels vs Kershaw tomorrow at 8.