It's Myers or Blanton Opening Night
Cole Hamels will not pitch Opening Night, but Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said today that Brett Myers or Joe Blanton will.
The Phillies would not say anything more than that.
So the first four games of the season will look like this:
April 5 vs. Atlanta: Myers or Blanton
April 7 vs. Atlanta: Jamie Moyer
April 8 vs. Atlanta: Myers or Blanton
April 10 at Colorado: Hamels
Myers pitches tomorrow night against the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. A pitcher to be determined will pitch Wednesday against the Yankees in Tampa. Moyer and J.A. Happ are scheduled to pitch Thursday against the Washington Nationals, although Dubee would not say who would pitch against the Nationals and who would pitch in a Minor League game. Blanton is scheduled to pitch Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays in an exhibition at Citizens Bank Park (unless the Phillies pick him to start Opening Night), and Hamels would pitch Saturday against the Rays.