CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's a slow day on the fields. With a steady rain falling, the Phillies were limited to some batting practice in the cages in the tunnel. But after the shortened workout, pitching coach Rich Dubee provided a glimpse into the starting rotation as Grapefruit League play begins this week.
Here it is (partially complete):
Wednesday vs. Florida State -- J.A. Happ followed by younger pitchers TBD
Thursday vs. Yankees -- Roy Halladay followed by Kyle Kendrick and Andrew Carpenter
Friday at Blue Jays -- Cole Hamels followed by Jamie Moyer
Saturday at Pirates -- Joe Blanton
Sunday vs. Rays -- Happ
March 8 at Yankees -- Kendrick
March 9 at Braves -- Halladay
The starting pitchers will throw about 45 pitches, Dubee said. So probably two innings, or three if they are especially economical.
In other news, the weather prevented J.C. Romero from throwing off a mound for the first time. He will try again on Sunday with about 20 pitches. Brad Lidge will also throw again on Sunday.