You can tell it's getting late into the spring when starting pitchers begin to work the way they would during the regular season. Better yet, if Cole Hamels is going to take the long bus ride from Clearwater to Ft. Myers, it's not going to be to pitch for just an inning or two.
Hamels and the Phillies take on the Red Sox in the second (and final) night game of the spring. After this one, Hamels will have one more spring start before opening day in Atlanta on April 1.
Meanwhile, manager Charlie Manuel put together a different type of lineup for the game against the Red Sox. Check it out:1.) Ben Revere, cf
2.) Pete Orr, rf
3.) Jimmy Rollins, ss
4.) Michael Young, 3b
5.) Laynce Nix, lf
6.) Carlos Ruiz, c
7.) John Mayberry, 1b
8.) Freddy Galvis, 2b
9.) Cole Hamels, p
Infielders Yuniesky Betancourt and Kevin Frandsen also made the trip along with outfielders Ender Inciarte, Jermaine Mitchell and Darin Ruf.
Don't expect too many of the players who made the trip to Ft. Myers to play much on Friday when the Phillies face the Braves at Bright House Field.