Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 8/15/12

Philadelphia Phillies Manger Charlie Manuel

Charlie Manuel should he be in the Phillies plans for 2013? Previously I have written on this subject, stating that with all the youth possibly coming in 2013 that Manuel might not be the right manager. Since that time we have seen the Phillies on a small run, winning a few series’ with some youth in the lineup. Now I realize that this should not change much of our thinking but, we should acknowledge the good as well.

Last night Kyle Kendrick looked like a number one pitcher, this after two brutal performances as Joe Blanton’s replacement. Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings while walking NONE. What was the origin of the sudden Cy Young performance? Charlie Manuel, who privately met with Kendrick after his last horrible start. Manuel basically told Kendrick, pitch like you pitched in the bullpen, attack the hitters. The results of the conversation/pep-talk are obvious, a seven inning shutout.

While all of us look to place some of the blame for a lost season (INCLUDING MYSELF) on Manuel, we should at least be fair. Manuel obviously has some skill at motivating, the result last night is undeniable.Similar Posts:

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