Ryan Madson proves to be a cut above

Phillies' setup man goes with deadly cutter in eighth inning to dominate Giants

Updated: October 22, 2010, 3:03 AM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO -- In trying to decipher what had gone so wrong for the Phillies, who were stuck in a 3-1 series hole against the Giants in the National League Championship Series entering Thursday's Game 5, reliever Ryan Madson came upon a fascinating discovery.

While reviewing his performance in Games 2 and 4 of the series, Madson deftly noted that the Giants were not swinging at his changeups, a puzzling predicament since the changeup was his strikeout pitch, perhaps his most important ...

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