The Phillies’ ace Dominguez is the best relief pitcher in the American League

NLCS: Seranthony Dominguez Leads a Rebuilt Phillies Bullpen

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The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League East division this year with the fourth-best record in baseball, behind two elite clubs in the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.

They also beat the Chicago Cubs twice to make the playoffs.

It was a successful year overall for the Phillies, and they’ve made a return to baseball’s elite this season by going back to the organization that drafted them in 1995. It’s a franchise-defining comeback for manager Charlie Manuel, who was fired in April.

In their most recent game of the regular season against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 28th, the Phillies won 4-1. They lost 3-2 in the National League Wild Card game the following day.

On a day filled with plenty of excitement, one thing that seems to be missing is a solid relief pitcher.

But then, the Phillies entered the postseason with no ace left on the roster.

It would come down to one man, who went to Spring Training with the second-best bullpen in baseball. He ended up as a starter for five games.

No, he couldn’t hold that staff together. But for his pitching performance, he received the best relief pitching in the American League this season.

And it all started when the Phillies sent him to the minors during the offseason.

Seranthony Dominguez

In the spring of 2011, Dominguez, then 24, was selected by the Phillies in the first round of the amateur draft.

He was set to make $3,500. He needed to make himself stronger in order to improve his chances of making the pitching rotation in the major leagues.

He did that by eating nothing but steak for the past four months.

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