No Polanco; Lidge says he's better

Brad Lidge converted 27 saves with a 2.96 ERA last season. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies will play two on this St. Patrick's Day and Placido Polanco will not be in either in them.

Polanco hyperextended his left elbow Tuesday and was termed day-to-day by the Phillies. Today is not the day, apparently.

As for Brad Lidge, he played catch Wednesday without any reported problems. This morning he said he was feeling better but was unsure if he was throwing either today or Friday. He also was unsure if the throwing would take place off a mound.


Backup catcher Brian Schneider has left the team for personal reasons. He will be away indefinitely.


So you want the lineups, eh?


1. Pete Orr 4
2. Cory Sullivan 8
3. Brandon Moss 7
4. Jeff Larish 3
5. Rich Thompson 9
6. Erik Kratz 2
7. Dane Sardhina 0
8. Freddy Galvis 6
9. Travis Mattair 5

Pitching: Vance Worley, David Herndon, Scott Mathieson, Michael Stutes

Green-hat-and-jersey game

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Shane Victorino 8
3. Raul Ibanez 7
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Ben Francisco 9
6. Carlos Ruiz 2
7. Josh Barfield 5
8. Michael Martinez 4
9. Cliff Lee 1

Pitching: Lee, Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo

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