Cole Hamels pitches in his final tuneup before Opening Day against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.
The Phillies are going to be quite busy over the next couple of days. First, they fly back to Philadelphia for a couple of games against the Blue Jays this weekend. Then, after a couple more roster adjustments, the teams heads back south to Atlanta for Opening Day.
So if a few players don't make the drive to Lakeland to face Justin Verlander and the Tigers on Wednesday, it's quite understandable. In fact, on the lineup card posted in the team's clubhouse in Clearwater, only two bench players are listed.
Here's the lineup that will face Verlander:1.) Ben Revere, cf
2.) Kevin Frandsen, 3b
3.) Michael Young, dh
4.) Laynce Nix, 1b
5.) Carlos Ruiz, c
6.) Pete Orr, 2b
7.) John Mayberry, rf
8.) Freddy Galvis, ss
9.) Ender Inciarte, lf
With Hamels on the mound, manager Charlie Manuel moved Freddy Galvis back to shortstop. Humberto Quintero and Steven Lerud are the lone two reserves listed on the lineup card.