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Phillies Grapefruit League pitching schedule: Week 1

Adam Morgan will lead things off by starting the intrasquad game on Friday. The lefty will be followed by Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick and John Lannan.

Phillies Grapefruit League pitching schedule: Week 1

Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont throws the baseball during spring training in Clearwater, Florida on Monday, February 18, 2013. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont throws the baseball during spring training in Clearwater, Florida on Monday, February 18, 2013. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Pro-tip: Before settling on the spring training games you will attend in between rounds of golf and bottles of beer when you are on vacation here in Clearwater, do your best to check out the pitchers who are scheduled to appear in those games. For example, Monday's home game against Detroit will feature Cliff Lee, Mike Stutes, Phillippe Aumont, Jonathan Papelbon and Raul Valdes, all of whom have at least a decent chance at making the Opening Day roster (except that Papelbon guy -- he might be on the bubble). Tuesday's home game will feature Kyle Kendrick, Aaron Cook, Chad Durbin, Zach Miner and Jeremy Horst. Everything else being equal, I'd pick Monday (no offense to Kendrick and Durbin). 

Below is the schedule that pitching coach Rich Dubee has posted for the seven games of the exhibition season.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - INTRASQUAD

LHP Adam Morgan

RHP Ethan Martin

LHP Cesar Jimenez 

RHP Jonathan Pettibone

LHP Oscar Robles 

RHP Kyle Simon

RHP Justin Friend

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - VS. HOUSTON

LHP Cole Hamels

RHP B.J. Rosenberg

LHP Zach Miner

LHP Jeremy Horst

RHP Michael Schwimer

RHP Justin De Fratus

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

RHP Roy Halladay

RHP Rodrigo Lopez

LHP Antonio Bastardo

RHP J.C. Ramirez

LHP Jake Diekman

LHP Joe Savery

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - at DETROIT

LHP Cliff Lee

RHP Tyler Cloyd

RHP Mike Stutes

RHP Phillippe Aumont

RHP Jonathan Papelbon

LHP Raul Valdes

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - YANKEES

RHP Kyle Kendrick

RHP Aaron Cook

RHP Chad Durbin

LHP Zach Miner

LHP Jeremy Horst

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - at TWINS

LHP John Lannan

LHP Adam Morgan

LHP Antonio Bastardo

RHP B.J. Rosenberg

RHP Michael Schwimer

RHP Justin De Fratus

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - BRAVES

LHP Cole Hamels

RHP Ethan Martin

RHP Jonathan Pettibone

LHP Jake Diekman

Friday's scrimmage should be fun to watch. Morgan is a guy who has a chance to put himself into position for a call-up should injuries strike the rotation. Same goes for Pettibone. Martin is a guy the organization is high on. He was one of the two pitchers acquired from the Dodgers last year in the Victorino trade. Kyle Simon is another intriguing name. He's a reliever who was acquired from the Orioles in the Thome trade. 



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