CLEARWATER, Fla. -- For starters, Roy Halladay makes his first home start of the spring this afternoon against Pittsburgh. The crowds at Bright House Field haven't been too spectacular yet, but this weekend is sure to bring in some people.
The biggest takeaway from today's lineup (other than Domonic Brown and Ben Francisco returning) is Delwyn Young starting his third straight game at second base. The Phillies brass had concerns about Young's ability to play second base at the beginning of camp, but I've been impressed with his defense there. He is certainly capable there.
1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Shane Victorino 8
3. Raul Ibanez 7
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Placido Polanco 5
6. Ben Francisco 0
7. Domonic Brown 9
8. Delwyn Young 4
9. Brian Schneider 2
BABY CHOOCH. Carlos Ruiz is back in camp and congratulations were in order for the birth of his second son, also named Carlos. He's out of the lineup today and will likely be back in there Sunday.
PITCHING SCHEDULE. This week's pitching probables for your consumption:
SUNDAY at Detroit (SS): Kyle Kendrick, David Herndon, Mike Stutes, Juan Perez, Michael Schwimer
SUNDAY vs. Tampa (SS): Cliff Lee, Eddie Bonine, J.C. Romero, Scott Mathieson, Justin De Fratus
MONDAY at Yankees: Roy Oswalt, Vance Worley, Ryan Feierabend, Drew Naylor, Brian Bass
TUESDAY vs. Baltimore: Cole Hamels, Jose Contreras, Danys Baez, Brad Lidge, Antonio Bastardo, Andrew Carpenter, Dan Meyer
WEDNESDAY at Detroit: Joe Blanton, Ryan Madson, De Fratus, Herndon, Mike Zagurski, Romero
THURSDAY vs. Yankees: Halladay, J.C. Ramirez, Mathieson, Stutes, Schwimer
FRIDAY at Baltimore: Lee, Bonine, Bastardo, Carpenter, Baez, Lidge
SATURDAY at Pittsburgh (SS): Worley, Herndon, De Fratus, Feierabend, Zagurski
SATURDAY vs. Tampa Bay (SS): Kendrick, Naylor, Bass, Contreras, Romero, Madson
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