Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This week's pitching schedule

CLEARWATER, Fla. — We're at that time of spring training where innings are sparce and the pitching schedule says a lot about who the coaching staff wants to evaluate. With the starters up to 65-70 pitches, there are fewer innings in relief.

This week's pitching schedule

Dontrelle Willis is scheduled to get back on the mound today against the Braves. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Dontrelle Willis is scheduled to get back on the mound today against the Braves. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — We're at that time of spring training where innings are sparce and the pitching schedule says a lot about who the coaching staff wants to evaluate. With the starters up to 65-70 pitches, there are fewer innings in relief.

The Phillies do have a split squad day Thursday, so that provides some innings for lesser candidates. Pitching coach Rich Dubee will travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., to watch the arms there.

Here is the week's schedule:

Thursday vs. ATL
Joe Blanton
Antonio Bastardo
David Herndon
Chad Qualls
Dontrelle Willis

Thursday at TB
Joel Pineiro
Scott Elarton
David Purcey
Phillippe Aumont

Friday at PIT
Cliff Lee
Kyle Kendrick
Raul Valdes
Brian Sanches
Mike Stutes

Saturday vs. TOR
Vance Worley
Jonathan Papelbon
David Purcey
Phillippe Aumont

Sunday at TOR
Cole Hamels
Antonio Bastardo
David Herndon
Chad Qualls
Mike Stutes

Monday vs. DET
Scott Elarton
Joel Pineiro
David Purcey
Brian Sanches
Phillippe Aumont
Raul Valdes

Tuesday at BAL
Roy Halladay
Jonathan Papelbon
Joe Blanton
David Herndon
Mike Stutes

Halladay will have an extra day of rest in this schedule. He'll have the chance for one more extra day in a future turn through the rotation to have him on track for April 5 in Pittsburgh.


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