Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker with Manager Rob Thomson after not being used during the postseason.

Walker led the Phillies pitching staff in wins during the regular season with 15 and not used at all in playoffs.

The reason that Walker was not used to start Game 4 of the NLCS could be that he struggled during the month of September.

The Phillies chose to go with Cristopher Sanchez in Game 4, but Thomson removed him the second inning of the game. When Sanchez was removed Thompson could have with Walker, instead of going with late inning reliever Jeff Hoffman.

Walker went on Twitter/X to let the team know of his displeasure.

The Phillies signed Walker to a four-year, $72 million contract last season, so it’s safe to say he will be back next season.

Depending on what happens with Aaron Nola’s impending free agency this offseason, Walker could be an important part of the Phillies starting rotation in 2024.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Taijuan Walker. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS


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