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2012 Spring Training

Spring Training Gameday: Rays v. Phillies

Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field – Clearwater, FL
Weather: Clear Skies, 81
TV: The Comcast Network, ESPN, MLB Network,
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The Phils and Rays lock up today in an ESPN feature match-up. Freddy Galvis is still day-to-day with a bruised foot. Chad Qualls and Jonathan Papelbon are scheduled to throw on back to back days for the first time this Spring today and tomorrow. Jimmy Rollins is a healthy scratch today on a scheduled day off.

Erik Kratz and Tim Kennelly were optioned minor league camp today. Kratz, .409/.409/.682 in 22 ABs, was having a solid Spring but the expectation all along was for Kratz to be the Iron Pigs’ catcher and solid insurance if Chooch or Brian Schneider face injury. Kennelly, .167/.167/.167 in 6 ABs, is a 25 year old Australian first baseman who has hit well for Lakewood but hasn’t had much opportunity in the higher levels.

Phillies Lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS Pete Orr, SS
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3. Hunter Pence, RF
4. Jim Thome, 1B
5.  Shane Victorino, CF
6. Laynce Nix, LF
7. Pete Orr, 2B Ty Wigginton, 2B
8. Brian Schneider, C
9. Cole Hamels, P

Phillies Pitchers:
LHP Cole Hamels
RHP Jonathan Papelbon
RHP Chad Qualls
LHP Joe Savery

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