Spring training games are about to be played!!! Baseball season is back!!! Finally!!!
The Phillies are favored to win the NL East once again and to once again challenge for the NL pennant, but there are some questions that will be settled during the baseball games of March, with one of the most prominent being, who will be the Phillies first of many 5th starters this year? Odds are saying Kyle Kendrick right now, but who knows, maybe Jamie Moyer and his 65 MPH fastball can take the job.
So without further ado, here is the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule. All games played at home teams' respective spring training facility unless otherwise noted. The Philadelphia Phillies train in Clearwater, FL.
March 3: vs. Florida State W 7-13
March 4: vs. New York Yankees W 2-3
March 5: @ Toronto L 9-14
March 6: @ Pittsburgh T 3-3
March 7: vs. Tampa Bay L 5-3
March 8: @ New York Yankees L 7-5
March 9: @ Atlanta W 7-4
March 10: @ Toronto W 4-2
March 11: vs. Detroit W 0-4
March 12: @ Detroit CANCELED
March 12: @ Tampa Bay CANCELED
March 13: vs. Minnesota W 4-5
March 14: @ Baltimore L 3-4
March 15: @ Pittsburgh W 5-1
March 16: vs. Detroit W 1-6
March 17: vs. New York Yankees W 2-6
March 19: vs. Baltimore L 2-0
March 20: @ Detroit L 0-3
March 21: vs. Baltimore L 5-4
March 22: vs. New York Yankees W 7-9
March 23: vs. Tampa Bay W 3-4
March 24: @ Atlanta L 0-8
March 25: vs. Houston W 7-8
March 26: @ New York Yankees W 3-0
March 27: @ Minnesota L 4-8
March 28: vs. Pittsburgh CANCELED
March 29: vs. Atlanta L 5-4
March 30: @ Houston L 2-5
March 31: vs. Toronto 1:05
April 1: vs. Pittsburgh 1:05
April 2: vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 (at Citizens Bank Park
April 3: vs. Pittsburgh 1:05 (at Citizens Bank Park)
It is interesting to note that the starting pitchers for the March 4 game between the Phillies and the Yankees are Roy Halladay for the Phillies and CC Sabathia for the Yankees.
Should be a fun year of baseball. Go Phillies!!!