I didn’t think it was possible to go an entire season without using a left-handed starter. Baseball puts such an emphasis on having good left-handed pitching that I could not fully comprehend a statistic I saw just a few weeks ago.
Thus, upon hearing that the Phillies will go the entire year without having a southpaw start a single game, I was shocked. I checked it and was able to confirm. The 2017 Phillies, assuming a lefty doesn’t start in their last three games, will go the entire year without one, becoming the first Phillies team to do so since 1918.
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