Howard's number to be retired, plus today's line-ups

Ryan Howard is already getting his number retired. . .by the Lakewood BlueClaws.

The Phillies' low-Class-A affiliate will retire the No. 29 Howard wore in 2002, when he hit .280 with 19 home runs and 87 RBI in 135 games for the BlueClaws.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sept. 2. The Phillies are off that day, which means Howard will be in attendance.


Today's line-up:

A Game at Dunedin (LHP Cole Hamels, RHP Ryan Vogelsong, RHP J.C. Ramirez, RHP David Herndon):

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Shane Victorino CF
  3. Placido Polanco 3B
  4. Raul Ibanez LF
  5. Jayson Werth RF
  6. Greg Dobbs 1B
  7. John Mayberry DH
  8. Wilson Valdez 2B
  9. Carlos Ruiz C

B Game at Clearwater (LHP Jamie Moyer, LHP Antonio Bastardo, RHP Jesus Sanchez)

  1. Tyson Gillies CF
  2. Quintin Berry LF
  3. Dewayne Wise DH
  4. Ross Gload RF
  5. Cody Ransom 3B
  6. Andy Tracy 1B
  7. Raul Chavez 2B
  8. Freddy Galvis SS
  9. Tuffy Gosewisch C