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The week's Phillies pitching schedule

The Phillies are sending some of their regular pitchers to the minors this week. With so many relievers in camp and a few bullpen jobs to be won, the team wants to ensure there are enough innings against major-league hitters for them.

The week's Phillies pitching schedule

Phillies reliever Justin DeFratus. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Phillies reliever Justin DeFratus. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

TAMPA, Fla. — The Phillies are sending some of their regular pitchers to the minors this week.

With so many relievers in camp and a few bullpen jobs to be won, the team wants to ensure there are enough innings against major-league hitters for them.

So Kyle Kendrick, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee will all make starts in minor-league games this week.

That, of course, will disappoint those Phillies fans coming to town. But a trip to the minor-league complex is always fun.

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The schedule:

Thursday vs. PIT: Aaron Cook, Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Diekman, Rodrigo Lopez, Phillippe Aumont, Cesar Jimenez (Kyle Kendrick in minors)

Friday at TB: John Lannan, Antonio Bastardo, Justin De Fratus, Jeremy Horst

Saturday at NYY: Raul Valdes, Mike Adams, Chad Durbin, Jake Diekman, Mike Stutes (Cole Hamels in minors)

Sunday vs. BAL: Roy Halladay, Jonathan Papelbon, Justin De Fratus, Zach Miner

Monday at ATL: Aaron Cook, Rodrigo Lopez, Antonio Bastardo, Jeremy Horst, Cesar Jimenez, Mike Stutes, Phillippe Aumont (Cliff Lee in minors)

Tuesday vs. NYY: Kyle Kendrick, Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Adams, Chad Durbin, Jake Diekman, Raul Valdes

Wednesday: Off day

Remember, the order of the pitchers on the schedule is not necessarily the order in which they will appear. It's likely either Cook or Lopez starts Thursday's game.


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