Drew Carpenter starts for the Phillies. The youngster spent 2008 in almost every level imaginable, even getting a chance to pitch in Philadelphia. While he’s no candidate for the 25-man roster, he faces a serious season in 2009. Behind him is Antonio Bastardo, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero and Sergio Escalona.
You may have heard of most of these guys — Durbin and Madson are on the 25-man roster, Romero will be joining them, maybe by game No. 51. Bastardo, meanwhile, is the No. 15 prospect on the Phillies Nation 25, and a candidate for the final bullpen spot. As a left-hander, he might be favored over a guy like Gary Majewski. Escalona also is a left-hander, but probably isn’t primed for the bigs.
Jayson Werth didn’t make the trip to Sarasota. Lineup: Shane Victorino (CF) / Jason Donald (3B) / Raul Ibanez (LF) / Matt Stairs (DH) / Greg Dobbs (1B) / Geoff Jenkins (RF) / Pablo Ozuna (2B) / Ozzie Chavez (SS) / Lou Marson (C)