Left-hander Cole Hamels, featured in today's Inquirer, will take the mound when the Phillies travel to Legends Field in Tampa to take on Andy Pettitte and the Yankees. The first pitch is 1:15 p.m.
Scheduled to throw: Fabio Castro, Carlos Carrasco and Lincoln Holdzkom are expected to follow Hamels, according to the Inquirer. Carrasco, considered the team's top prospect, impressed Charlie Manuel the last time he threw. Ryan Howard, Geoff Jenkins and Shane Victorino will not make the trip, according to the Courier-Times.
Phillies roughed up: Adam Eaton gave up three runs on five hits in two innings, Chad Durbin allowed two runs in two innings and Tom Gordon surrendered two runs in 2-3 innings in a 9-3 loss to the Yankees yesterday. Clay Condrey and Vic Darensbourg were touched up with solo home runs. Offensively, Greg Golson homed for a second-straight day; the first came in a B-game yesterday. Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-2; Ruiz is hitting .750 this spring.
Transaction: Right-hander John Ennis cleared waivers and was re-signed to a minor-league contract. He struck out the only batter he faced yesterday.
Injury updates: Brad Lidge could begin throwing off the mound next week, according to reports. He told the Daily News his knee feels even better than it did before re-injuring it, and says he holds out hope he will be ready by opening day. Left-hander Mike Zagurski, recovering from a hamstring injury suffered last season, will begin throwing off the mound.