Hamels, Lidge and Ruiz Updates
Cole Hamels and Brad Lidge are scheduled to throw in the bullpen Friday.
If it goes well for Hamels, he could start Monday in St. Louis.
If it goes well for Lidge, he could pitch that night against the Mets.
But that remains to be seen. Hamels is recovering from a Grade 1 ankle sprain, which he suffered Tuesday. Lidge hasn’t pitched since Saturday because of inflammation in his right knee.
Rich Dubee said if Hamels can’t pitch Friday they could push him back a day and still have him start Tuesday. The Phillies don’t need a fifth starter until then because of a day off tomorrow.
Carlos Ruiz is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow night with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.