Chase Utley takes a giant step forward in his return from hip surgery today when the Phillies host the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. from Bright House Field.
Utley will lead off, followed by Jayson Werth, Greg Dobbs, Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, Pedro Feliz, Geoff Jenkins, Jason Donald and Carlos Ruiz, the largest or close to the largest number of regulars Charlie Manuel has fielded all spring. Pitching-wise, Chan Ho Park is on the bump, followed by Antonio Bastardo and Clay Condrey. MyPhl 17 will carry the game, the second televised game of spring. Elsewhere, Cole Hamels will pitch in a minor league game today.