The Philadelphia Phillies may be on a magic carpet ride this October.
After clinching the third NL Wild Card, the Phillies curb stomped the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round and did the exact same to the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.
Now, they find themselves in the NLCS against the San Diego Padres.
They’ll have an extra piece added to their roster as well.
As a result, he was left off the NLDS roster, but has since been added back for the NLCS.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 18, 2022
Having a veteran presence like Robertson back in the bullpen for the NLCS is going to be a huge boost for the Phillies.
Now, they find themselves with two veteran relievers that have closing experience, with Robertson and Brad Hand at the back end of the bullpen.
The 37-year-old right-hander posted a 4-3 record in 58 appearances between the Phillies and the Chicago Cubs with an ERA of 2.40 over 63.2 innings.
Robertson also has great postseason experience, having been a key member of the New York Yankees’ bullpen from 2008-2014 and again in 2017 and 2018.
Having him back should help the Phillies in the back end of their bullpen.
Game 1 of the NLCS gets underway tonight in San Diego at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Time and will air on FOX Sports 1.
Robertson could be deployed in late game, high leverage situations, if the Phillies find a spot for him in this series.
He could also close some games if needed.