Brett Myers will start, while Travis Blackley and Clay Condrey are set to follow. The first pitch is 1:05 p.m.
Yesterday in Clearwater, the Phillies fell to the the Twins11-2. The good news is Adam Eaton pitched well, allowing five hits in three scoreless innings. Ryan Howard hit his fourth homer. Unfortunately, Charlie Manuel is reportedly growing more concerned with his team’s play, holding a closed-door meeting with centerfielder Shane Victorino after yesterday’s loss, according to the Inquirer. The topic of the conversation was not revealed. In addition, Manuel told beat writer Todd Zolecki he’s looking for someone to fill Aaron Rowand’s shoes as an outspoken leader.
Transactions: The Phils continue to separate the wheat from the chaff, making several cuts. Sugar Shane Youman and John Ennis were reassigned to minor league camp, and on Friday, Carlos Carrasco, Greg Golson and Brandon Watson were also reassigned. Youman’s departure might be seen as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t be. He's not a Major League pitcher. The others were never in the team’s plans, although Carrasco showed some promise and may be looked at down the line. The Phils are basically left with J.D. Durbin, Travis Blackely, Francisco Rosario, Clay Condrey and Fabio Castro to fill the available openings.