Your Early Spring Training Rotation
The Phillies posted their pitching schedule for their first four Grapefruit League games, and as it lines up their rotation to open the 2011 season will be in the following order: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton.
Here it is:
- Saturday @ Yankees: Hamels, Vance Worley, Ryan Feierabend, Brian Schlitter and Mike Zagurski.
- Sunday vs. Yankees: Blanton, Justin DeFratus, Michael Schwimer, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge.
- Feb. 28 @ Blue Jays: Halladay, J.C. Ramirez, Michael Stutes, Juan Perez and Scott Mathieson.
- March 1 vs. Tigers: Lee, Kyle Kendrick, Eddie Bonine, Dan Meyer, Danys Baez and Zagurski.
I assume Oswalt will pitch March 2 vs. Baltimore.
Drew Naylor will start Thursday against Florida State at Bright House Field. Also scheduled to face the Seminoles are Bonine, Perez, Stutes, Schwimer, DeFratus and Mathieson. Bonine also is scheduled to pitch Saturday in a “B” game against the Blue Jays in Clearwater.