Your Inquirer baseball team has today covered from both sides of Florida. Back in Clearwater, Jim Salisbury reports that Cole Hamels long-tossed this morning. Jim also spoke with Chan Ho Park, who confirmed that he is experiencing soreness in his left hamstring after slipping while throwing a pitch to Albert Pujols Sunday. Park was able to throw a bullpen session today, and believes he'lll start Saturday--though he'll know more about that tomorrow.
Here in Jupiter, a gray day with thunderstorms in the forecast. Here's the lineup for the 1:05 game against the Marlins:
UPDATE-- Hamels had this to say after long-tossing: "I felt good, but I had no problem long-tossing (before). A bullpen session will be the test."
In other words, because Hamels' elbow only bothered him between innings of games that he pitched, long-tossing at 150 feet did not provide a true test of his health. But it ain't a bad thing that he felt good. No word yet on when Hamels will throw his first bullpen session.