CLEARWATER, Fla. — Rich Dubee will often chide those who make inferences from his pitching schedule. But usually, the piece of paper he tacks to the board in the middle of the Phillies clubhouse is a good view into the pitching coach's mind.
And right now, Dubee's schedule indicates he could split up his lefthanded starters, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Dubee, as usual, played coy.
"Don't know yet," he said. "There's off days built in there all over the place. I don't know, you tell me. We'll see."
Roy Halladay will pitch Sunday, which would put him in line to pitch March 30 in Tampa against the Yankees under Friday night lights. He then could start opening day April 5 on an extra day of rest.
If the Phillies split Lee and Hamels, Vance Worley would start the final game in Pittsburgh, leaving the home opener April 9 for Hamels.
For now, here's this weeks' pitching schedule:
Thursday at TOR
Kyle Kendrick (minor-league game)
Friday vs. NYY
Saturday at BOS
Sunday (SS) vs. BAL
Sunday (SS) at DET
Monday vs. BOS
Tuesday vs. PIT
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