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Phillies Kick Off Exhibition Schedule with Florida St.

In what has become a right of passage in Spring Training, the Phillies will start their exhibition season with a visit from the Florida State Seminoles baseball team today at 1:05 pm.

Here is today’s starting lineup for the Phillies:

  1. Shane Victorino CF
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Raul Ibanez DH
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Ben Francisco LF
  6. Domonic Brown RF
  7. Carlos Ruiz C
  8. Pete Orr 2B
  9. Wilson Valdez SS

The starters will likely get a couple of hacks and then make way for some of the backups. Chase Utley is fine, Charlie Manuel will give him a few days off because of body soreness, according to Dave Murphy of the Daily News. Manuel told the media Utley had been doing some heavy lifting and a lot of extra work in the field. Jimmy Rollins is at a White House function today celebrating Motown. Not a bad day off for J-Roll.

Here is today’s pitching schedule:

Thursday vs. Florida State

  • SP: RHP Drew Naylor
  • LHP Juan Perez
  • RHP Mike Stutes
  • RHP Mike Schwimer
  • RHP Justin DeFratus
  • RHP Scott Mathieson

You can keep up with the game through Dave Murphy’s other twitter account @HighCheeseGamer (if you have twitter).

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  1. Manny

    February 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

    First “LET’S GO PHILLIES!” of the year!

  2. Tracey

    February 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    First wave of the year:
    „ø¤º°¨ ¨°º¤ „ø¤º°¨ ¨°º¤ „ø¤º°¨ ¨°º¤

  3. Tracey

    February 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t find Gameday (or At Bat), and Gameday Audio doesn’t seem to be available, but my Harry Kalas program is working! (albeit a bit delayed). We’re in the bottom of the first, and Polanco got the Phils’ first hit of the season. Ibanez also got a hit. We’re off to a good start this year!

  4. Tracey

    February 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    WOO HOO!! Ryan Howard just got the Phils’ first two RBIs for the season.

    • Chuck

      February 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Good. Now maybe people will get off his back!

  5. Pat Gallen

    February 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    It’s 4-0 Phils in the second inning.

    Here is the box score, its the only thing available for this one. http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/mlb/scoreboard/index.jsp?c_id=phi#date=02/24/2011

  6. Tracey

    February 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    @Pat: You can also get a play-by-play in XML format that’s not too terribly hard to read:
    http://gd2.mlb.com/components/game/mlb/year_2011/month_02/day_24/gid_2011_02_24_fanbbc_phimlb_1/eventLog.xml
    The main trick is figuring out which team is at bat!
    Still 4-0 Phils, going into the top of the 4th.

  7. Manny

    February 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    8-0 woot!

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