Scott Lauber has posted the Phillies pitching cycle for the first round of Spring Training games. Eat it up:
Wednesday at Pirates (Bradenton): Jamie Moyer, Joe Blanton, Joe Bisenius, Scott Nestor, Joe Borkowski, Mike Koplove, Jake Woods.
Thursday vs. Blue Jays (Clearwater): Carlos Carrasco, J.A. Happ, Justin Lehr, Gary Majewski, Blaine Neal, Yorman Bazardo.
Friday at Reds (Sarasota): Drew Carpenter, Antonio Bastardo, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero, Sergio Escalona.
Saturday vs. Rays (Clearwater): Kyle Kendrick, Drew Naylor, Adam Eaton, Clay Condrey, Scott Eyre, Brad Lidge.
Sunday at Braves (Lake Buena Vista): Brett Myers, Chan Ho Park, Nestor, Borkowski.
March 2, B-game at Blue Jays (Dunedin): Moyer, Blanton, Majewski, Romero, Escalona, Condrey.
March 2 at Blue Jays (Dunedin): Happ, Carrasco, Koplove, Woods, Bastardo, Bisenius.
Can this tell you anything? No, not really. It does tell you there are 27 pitchers (including Cole Hamels, who starts March 4, but not JC Romero, who is suspended for 50 games) in camp slugging it out for approximately 12 spots. Considering Hamels, Myers, Blanton, Moyer, Lidge, Madson, Durbin and Eyre are likely locked in for the staff, that makes it 19 pitchers slugging it out for four spots.