The closer shuffle continues as the Phillies placed Jose Contreras on the disabled list with a a right flexor pronator strain. Something didn't seem right when Contreras didn't pitch on Saturday. He was not used in a save situation on Friday after pitching four times in five days.
Madson also picked up a save Saturday and manager Charlie Manuel had said Contreras was available today. Instead, after getting 14 strikeouts Roy Halladay was removed with two outs in the ninth inning. Instead of Contreras, Antonio Bastardo came in and threw one pitch to get the save. Madson was getting a day off after pitching the previous two days.
Madson becomes an immediate add as he will become the closer. In nine innings, Madson has a 1.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and a 10/2 K/BB ratio.