Bullpen Report: It's Ryan Madson time!
Of course, about five minutes after lefty Antonio Bastardo saved Halladay's win with a one -pitch save, the news was out that Contreras was indeed hurt, and will be wearing that watch somewhere other than the bullpen the next few weeks. Contreras is being examined in Philadelphia on Monday for a strained flexor pronator tendon in his pitching elbow, and if it sounds ugly, it probably is. Perhaps Contreras returns to pitching when his 15-day disabled list stint is up, or maybe he and original closer Brad Lidge hit the beach together this summer.
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