Spring training games start Wednesday. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer released the rotation for the first week of pre-season play. The starters will throw about 45 pitches, but it is a sign that the regular season is right around the corner.
Wednesday, March 3 vs. Florida State University: J.A Happ, Phillipe Aumont, Drew Naylor, Yohan Flande, Joe Savery, Jesus Sanchez, and David Herdon.
Thursday, March 4 vs. New York Yankees: Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Jose Contreras, Andrew Carpenter, and Sergio Escalona. Game will be televised (tape delay) on Comcast Sportsnet and MLB Network.
Friday, March 5 at Toronto Blue Jays: Cole Hamels and Jamie Moyer.
Saturday, March 6 at Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Blanton
Happ will also pitch on Sunday, Kendrick will pitch on Monday, and Halladay will pitch on Tuesday.
Each pitcher is only going to pitch about two innings, but let the Grapefruit League begin!