The best man for the fifth starter job may be the one the Phillies hoped would have it all along. Adam Eaton, who remains mostly unchallenged for the final rotation spot, gets the call against the Twins.
The right-hander took some baby steps his last outing, a 3-inning, five-hit shutout against the Twins. At his best, Eaton was an ordinary, unexceptional pitcher last season, which the Phils would happily take. ... Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero are also scheduled today. For the Twinkies, Livan Hernandez takes the hill. [Live Boxscore]