Pitching Schedule: March 19-25

Here is the Phillies’ pitching schedule March 19-25:

  • March 19 @ Orioles: Cole Hamels, David Herndon, Scott Mathieson and Michael Stutes.
  • March 20 vs. Yankees: Joe Blanton, Jose Contreras, Antonio Bastardo and Danys Baez.
  • March 21 vs. Red Sox: Roy Halladay, J.C. Romero, Ryan Madson, Herndon and Mathieson.
  • March 22 @ Blue Jays: Cliff Lee, Vance Worley, Kyle Kendrick, Contreras, Baez, Bastardo and Stutes.
  • March 23 @ Rays: Roy Oswalt, Romero, Madson, Mathieson and Herndon.
  • March 24 vs. Twins: Hamels, Bastardo, Baez and Contreras.
  • March 25 vs. Braves: Blanton, Madson and Romero.


Brad Lidge, who is out with right biceps tendinitis, said he feels better, although he is not sure if he is throwing a bullpen session today or tomorrow. … Placido Polanco, who hyperextended his left elbow Tuesday, is not in today’s lineup against the Blue Jays. … Brian Schneider is away from the team for personal reasons.


Here is today’s lineup against the Blue Jays:

  1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
  2. Shane Victorino, CF
  3. Raul Ibanez, LF
  4. Ryan Howard, 1B
  5. Ben Francisco, RF
  6. Carlos Ruiz, C
  7. Josh Barfield, 3B
  8. Michael Martinez, 2B
  9. Cliff Lee, P

There is a “B” game at 10:30 a.m. today at Carpenter Complex, if you want to check it out.


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Stutes can make his case to replace Durbin in the next couple of days. He is showing so much more than Kendrick that it is ridiculous. Kendrick still has options and they should use it. Send him to AAA and let him start, because his only value is as an emergency starter.
Screw the salary and bring the best team north.

phan, I agree that the roster should consist of those players who can do the best job for the team. I haven’t seen many Phillie games out here in LA and MLB Network hasn’t shown a game in ove a week. I gave up even checking to see if the Phils were on. So I have NO IDEA who Stutes is or what he looks like.

erich, it’s moot because they sent Stutes down. I don’t agree with it, but I guess payroll plays a part. They’re not going ot pay Kendrick over $2MM to pitch in AAA, although that’s the best place for him because his only value to the team is as an emergency starter. He’s worthless in the bullpen and they will find out soon enough.

phan, once again I agree with you. I’m not even sure if the Phils will need a long reliever more than once a week with this rotation. Kyle will forget how to start by the time they need him; he’ll be rusty as heck.

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