They are counting down the days in Florida. Starting with today's game against the Rays in Clearwater, the Phillies have three more days in Florida before returning to Philadelphia for a couple of days.
Here's Tuesday's lineup:
1.) Ben Revere, cf
2.) Jimmy Rollins, ss
3.) Chase Utley, 2b
4.) Ryan Howard, 1b
5.) Dom Brown, rf
6.) Kevin Frandsen, 3b
7.) Pete Orr, dh
8.) Freddy Galvis, lf
9.) Humberto Quintero, c
Lefty Raul Valdes is scheduled to be the starting pitcher.
Yes, that's right, Freddy Galvis is playing left field. Galvis also played a few inning in right field this week, too. Though he's set to be the Phils' main utility infielder, it's going to be interesting to see how manager Charlie Manuel's little outfield experiment with Galvis turns out.
The Phillies announced that they released righthanded pitcher Aaron Cook prior to the game. A 12-year veteran, Cook was hoping to catch on with the Phillies as a sixth starter and long reliever. He appeared in six spring games for the Phillies, posting a 3.38 ERA in 18 2/3 innings. He had five strikeouts and four walks and allowed 19 hits.
In 94 innings for the Red Sox last season, Cook had just 20 strikeouts and 20 walks. For his career, Cook averages 3.7 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.7 walks per nine innings.