Brad Lidge plans to throw a bullpen session during the day Friday, at which point he will determine if he can pitch in that night’s game. If not, he may have to go to the DL, though it would be retroactive to his last appearance April 25.
Cole Hamels was nowhere to be found this afternoon, but Rich Dubee and Ruben Amaro Jr. said they are still hopeful that Hamels could start Monday in St. Louis. Hamels will throe a bullpen either Friday or Saturday, and everyone will know more then.
Carlos Ruiz took batting practice with the big boys today, and will report to Lehigh Valley for rehab tomorrow, where he is scheduled to catch.