The Phillies on Wednesday revealed their pitching plans for their first five spring training games, which will be started, in order, by Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick and John Lannan.
Hamels gets the nod for the Grapefruit League opener Saturday at 1 p.m. against the Houston Astros. B.J. Rosenberg, Zach Miner, Jeremy Horst, Michael Schwimer and Justin De Fratus are penciled in to follow Hamels, per Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
The next day against the Tigers, Lee will start before giving way to Rodrigo Lopez, Antonio Bastardo, J.C. Ramirez, Jake Diekman and Joe Savery.
Of the relievers scheduled to pitch this weekend, only Horst and De Fratus are likely to make the Opening Day 25-man roster. Diekman has an outside shot to claim one of the final two bullpen spots.
Jonathan Papelbon and Phillippe Aumont are scheduled to make their first appearances Monday against Detroit, and Chad Durbin is slated to pitch Tuesday vs. the Yankees.
Before the spring training schedule gets underway, the Phils will play a five-inning intrasquad game on Friday that will feature prospects Jon Pettibone, Adam Morgan and Ethan Martin.
And ... oh yeah ... Chase Utley on Friday and Saturday will play in his first spring training games since Shutter Island and Hot Tub Time Machine were in theaters.