Thursday, February 11, 2016

Game 8: Lineup vs. DET

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's an overcast, sticky day here, where they will try to play some baseball in about an hour. The forecast is calling for some severe storms later, so we'll see how many innings the Phillies and Tigers can get in today.

Game 8: Lineup vs. DET

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's an overcast, sticky day here, where they will try to play some baseball in about an hour. The forecast is calling for some severe storms later, so we'll see how many innings the Phillies and Tigers can get in today.

Jimmy Rollins will have the day off, meaning Shane Victorino slides into the leadoff spot. Chase Utley makes his return to the lineup after a few days off.

1. Shane Victorino 8
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Jayson Werth 9
6. Raul Ibanez DH
7. Ben Francisco 7
8. Brian Schneider 2
9. Freddy Galvis 6

Joe Blanton will start the game, his second Grapefruit League appearance. Following him will be David Herndon, Joe Savery, Yohan Flande and Scott Mathieson.

SPLIT SQUAD ON FRIDAY

The Phillies will divide up tomorrow and head to Lakeland (Tigers) and Port Charlotte (Rays). Charlie Manuel will go to Lakeland (it's closer to his home in Winter Haven) and Pete Mackanin will manage the team in Port Charlotte. Pitching coach Rich Dubee will also go south to Port Charlotte as most of the regular pitchers head there.

Here are the lineups:

Lakeland
1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Ross Gload 7
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Jayson Werth 9
6. Ben Francisco 8
7. Domonic Brown DH
8. Cody Ransom 5
9. Carlos Ruiz 2

Pitchers: Drew Naylor, Phillippe Aumont, Sergio Escalona, Ehren Wassermann, Mike Zagurski, Bill White

Port Charlotte
1. Shane Victorino 8
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Greg Dobbs 3
4. Raul Ibanez 7
5. John Mayberry Jr. 9
6. Dewayne Wise DH
7. Ozzie Chaves 4
8. Brian Schneider 2
9. Freddy Galvis 6

Pitchers: J.A. Happ, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson, Danys Baez, B.J. Rosenberg

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