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Pedro Martinez made his Phillies debut and came away with a 12-5 win over the Cubs. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has the latest news from the NL.
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I'm Bryan -- odd adult baseball that would please be joined by foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal Kent Pedro Martinez made his debut for the Phillies Wednesday night the veteran picked up the -- going five innings allowing. Three -- -- should the they'll be encouraged by what they often Pedro. Absolutely they should be encouraged and they are hard. Charlie Manuel said after the game that Pedro looked much better than he -- a year ago with the Mets. When this stuff especially late this season was really short. Now -- don't know what you're going to get art the art the presumption is that he will only get stronger but we really don't know that. The good thing for the Phillies is that if Pedro somehow -- it gets what. I'm Jamie moyers dale and while Jamie Moyer wasn't happy with the demotion to the bullpen he certainly is available then the start. One more thought on Pedro. How embarrassing would be to New York -- his previous team if he ended up pitching well for the Phillies down the stretch. Now obviously the Mets are not contention they really could not use Pedro. It was a guy that we got to go back to his old team. He wanted no part. Let -- with the Marlins and Braves are closing the gap on the first place Philadelphia Phillies gonna win that division. The Phillies are still and a commanding position they write themselves against the Cubs this week that was very helpful. Issues there Brad Lidge being one of them in the back of the bullpen. And it seemed to watch here is the Atlanta Braves their opponent this weekend. I still think the Phillies are going to win the division is just too much that they have going for them but I really like the Braves. Second in the National League in rotation Yuri only to the Giants all about them. And since the All-Star break up and -- kind of just looked at this year and then not so great. Well since the All-Star break second in the National League in runs per game very encouraging sign. This is a team that has turned over quite a few positions this season center field a clout or Jordan -- started. Right field Jeff Francoeur was there at the start now it's Ryan church and others second base fourteen -- and Kelly Johnson. You look at them even at first base they made significant change from Casey Kotchman at -- -- A change for one season but that rotation I eat the backbone of what to do. Finally the Brewers have shaken up. Up there roster former All-Star shortstop J. J. Hardy demoted at least bill all of pitching coach -- catcher was fired what's going -- in Milwaukee. Well they're trying to do quite obviously is state season. Whether it's possible or not it is well -- that means to be seen. They're pitching coach Bill Castro replaced a very fine pitching coach might match. The Brewers lost CC sabathia lost Bengie. Jeff coupon Dave Bush had injuries -- power went backwards. That all leads the fire their pitching coach Bill Castro and long time organizational. Bullpen coach prior to this. Hey when your 1516. Team the ERA these things are going to happen. Party huge disappointment this year and frankly while surprise he's going to triple a it's war is bad attitude when he won. Brewers of course have their top shortstop prospect out if Escobar rated ago they promoted him. As for Bill Hall after 2006 he just wasn't the same. There are however three teams' interest that one is believed to be the Giants on hearing another could be the reds not like quickly don't fit. So I would expect the Brewers make trade of some type with hall they owe him. The rest of his contract. You'll be paying that money that -- as always we appreciate and that's for Ken Rosenthal I'm Bryan Webber will in fact how.