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With lack of options, Pete Mackanin turns to actual pen full of bulls for help

If you thought him fining the players fifty cents was an odd method, check this out.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a tough start to the season for manager Pete Mackanin, so he has turned to unusual methods to try to find a solution to the bullpen woes.

After first having David Hernandez blow a game and then incumbent closer Dalier Hinojosa doing the same in spectacular fashion, Mackanin has now apparently turned to an actual pen full of bulls.

When asked about this revolutionary baseball decision, Mackanin had this to say

Yea, I figured we've got one last game here against the Reds and, you know, bulls hate red. So, either the opposing batters get impaled and die or they refuse to take the at bat. Either way I think it is a good option and we'll see where it goes.

It remains to be seen whether the commissioner's office will step in on this one, but Rob Manfred touched briefly on the topic when asked about it earlier today

Well we know the Phillies are in a rebuild and you have to get creative to squeak out some wins, so we might let it go for a game or two and see how it goes.

It should certainly make for an interesting game today and with Charlie Morton pitching I think we can bet on seeing our first bull take the mound at some point this afternoon.