Pitching Schedule: March 1-6

Coming to Florida for spring training?

Here is the Phillies’ pitching schedule from Friday through Wednesday:

  • Friday @ NYY: Roy Halladay, Rodrigo Lopez, Jonathan Papelbon, Phillippe Aumont and Raul Valdes.
  • Saturday @ TOR: Cliff Lee, Tyler Cloyd, Mike Stutes and Chad Durbin.
  • Sunday @ BAL (split squad): Kyle Kendrick, Justin De Fratus, Jake Diekman and B.J. Rosenberg.
  • Sunday vs. TOR (split squad): Aaron Cook, Zach Miner, Jeremy Horst and Antonio Bastardo.
  • Monday @ PIT: John Lannan, Adam Morgan, Valdes and Mike Adams.
  • Tuesday vs. Dominican Republic: Cole Hamels, Papelbon, Ethan Martin and Jonathan Pettibone.
  • Wednesday vs. WAS: Halladay, Stutes, Bastardo, De Fratus, Diekman and Durbin.

Note: This spring I’ve been getting more and more e-mails and tweets from Phillies fans wondering about the daily lineups. Why isn’t Jimmy Rollins starting? Why isn’t Darin Ruf in the field every day? Why is this guy starting and that guy not starting? Relax, everybody. It’s spring training. The everyday players don’t play every day. Not starting a game or two in the outfield is not going to derail Domonic Brown‘s progress. And with an extra week’s worth of games because of the World Baseball Classic there is plenty of time for everybody to play.


Too many fans are expecting too much from Ruf right now. They are going to be disappointed when he starts the year at AAA as he needs to learn the outfield and he needs a lot of at bats. If he learns the outfield well enough and he’s hitting we can bring him up soon. If he can’t learn outfield, then he is trade bait as we don’t need him anywhere else.

I know it is completely meaningless on the last day of February, but it was neat to see them knocking Kimbrel around today.

Come season opener how many pitchers do you expect them to have on 25 man roster?

Sorry Todd I disagree, Ruf needs all the field time he can get. Having him DH does nothing for him. DH Mayberry if he needs at bats, he has no problems in the OF.

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