Hey, another snow storm! Yippee … here’s the news:
That leaves 43 players.
(cue ominous music)
QUICK WIN: The Phillies meanwhile beat the Blue Jays 2-0 in a rain-shortened six-inning win. Ben Lively (5 IP, 4 K, 3 H) was his best self. The offense came from Pedro Florimon and Colin Cowgill, with Scott Kingery (of course) and Jorge Alfaro adding hits.
ICYMI: Tommy Joseph was claimed off waivers by the Rangers. If only they would’ve traded for him last year …
Meanwhile, hopefully Joseph gets an opportunity to succeed out there.
LEITER ON DL: Mark Leiter Jr. will, in fact, start the season on the disabled list. He should be out until late April or early May with a mild flexor strain.
TODAY’S GAME: The Phillies head to Dunedin today for a back-to-backer with the Blue Jays. Today’s lineup:
- Hernandez – 2B
- Hoskins – LF
- Franco – 3B
- Santana – 1B
- Altherr – CF
- Williams – RF
- Rupp – C
- Flaherty – SS
- Quinn – DH
Nick Pivetta is on the bump. Interesting to see Franco at the three hole and Santana batting cleanup. Game is at 1 p.m.