The ‘pen will be on parade when the Phillies send a handful of relievers to the hill today in Fort Myers. First pitch is 1:05 airing on WPHL-17.
Mike Stutes, spring’s standout pitching prospect, Danys Baez, Dan Meyer and Mike Zagurski are scheduled in an all-relief slate against the Twinkies. It’s the same theme in the field where the Phillies will observe several bench and depth players. The lineup reads Barfield 3B, Valdez CF, Francisco RF, Mayberry 1B, Young LF, Larish DH, Kratz C, Martinez 2B, Galvis SS. John Mayberry, in particular, continues to make a very strong case to head north once camp breaks. He went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in yesterday’s 11-4, 16-hit thrashing of the Pirates. Josh Barfield could also help his chances today with a good showing at third base. … Elsewhere, Roy Oswalt will reportedly start a minor league game.