Summary: Along with Blanton, Jose Contreras, Sergio Escalona, Chad Durbin and David Herndon are scheduled to throw, according to the team’s Web site. Todd Zolecki notes that it’s an important game for the lefty Escalona, who’s struggled. Meanwhile, Phillies fans may need to start getting acquainted with Rule 5 pick David Herndon, who’s been terrific. Offensively, Domonic Brown’s play has overshadowed a slow start to spring by the other outfield corners. Raul Ibanez, who underwent offseason sports hernia surgery, is 4-for-28 (.143), one of them a homer. Jayson Werth and his giant, bearded head is 5-for-25 (.200) with a homer. I despise the green jerseys.