Young Phillies bullpen putting talent on display

Young Phillies bullpen putting talent on display

ATLANTA -- Two weeks is not long enough to draw any firm conclusions, but a young Phillies bullpen is 5-2 with a 2.30 ERA in its last 11 games.

It averaged 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings, and opponents hit .214 against it in that stretch.

"There might be some growing pains," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said before Saturday's game against the Braves at Turner Field. "They're going to get put into some tough spots. They're going to start getting into situations. That's who we've got, and that's who we'll use. At the same time, they do have talent. That right there is how they get better."