Grape 11: Phillies at Pirates

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Grapefruit League schedule is 10 games old and we are barely into March. Only 23 (!) spring exhibition games remain.

So it is the dead period of camp. The games are happening but it's too early to make judgments. There is not much news from the Phillies clubhouse, which the team would consider a very good thing.

Chase Utley makes his longest trip of the spring to date. Ryan Howard plays in his 10th game in 10 days. Charlie Manuel fields a regular lineup.

Here is your daily skinny on the day's Grapefruit League action...

PHILLIES (4-5-1)
1. Ben Revere 8
2. Michael Young 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Darin Ruf 7
6. Domonic Brown 9
7. John Mayberry Jr. 0
8. Yuniesky Betancourt 6
9. Humberto Quintero 2

Pitchers: John Lannan, Adam Morgan, Raul Valdes, Mike Adams

First pitch: 1:05 p.m.
TV: None

Tuesdsay: Dominican Republic at Phillies (TBA vs. Cole Hamels) in Clearwater, 1:05 p.m.

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