After being blanked by the Orioles 2-0 in yesterday's tune-up, Roy Halladay and the 8-4-1 Phillies go back to work today against Detroit. The game will air at 1 p.m. on MyPhl 17, the first of five televised games in a row.
Summary: Yesterday, Kyle Kendrick made another case for the starting rotation, pitching four strong innings until hitting a speedbump in the fifth, finishing with a line of two runs on three hits and two walks in five innings. Today on MLB.com, Todd Zolecki provides a thorough analysis of where the pitching situation stands, including Mike Zagurski and Ehren Wassermann's chances, representing the two biggest pitching surprises to remain in camp. Read that piece here. ... Today will mark Halladay's fourth Grapefruit League start. So far, the new ace has been spectacular, allowing one run and striking out 14 in 10 innings.
Transaction update: Wassermann, along with first baseman Andy Tracy, were sent to minor league camp this morning. Both are worth tracking as veterans who could provide at-the-ready depth this season.