Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena SS
Kevin Russo 3B
Eduardo Nunez 2B
A.J. Burnett P
RHP A.J. Burnett
Jimmy Rollins SS
Placido Polanco 3B
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Ben Francisco RF
Dane Sardinha C
Cole Hamels P
LHP Cole Hamels
TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m./ESPN
WEATHER: Bright and sunny. Temperatures in the upper 60s
UMPIRES: HP Chad Fairchild, 1B Jerry Crawford, 2B Marty Foster (welcome back), 3B Andy Fletcher
ON THE LINE: Phil Hughes is pitching out of the bullpen, still trying to make his case for the fifth spot in the rotation. Joe Girardi said there’s nothing to read into the fact Hughes is pitching in the big league game and Joba Chamberlain was chosen to pitch an intrasquad game. They simply bumped yesterday’s pitchers to today.
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Just got to Clearwater in time to hear that Rule 5 pick Jamie Hoffmann has cleared waivers and been returned to the Dodgers.
UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: Right now it’s 5-1 Phillies in the bottom of the first. Placido Polanco hit a to-run home run, then Dane Sardinha had a two-out, three-run double. I haven’t seen a lot of Burnett today, but he’s been all over the place from what I’ve seen. Looks like getting Phil Hughes enough innings won’t be an issue.
UPDATE, 1:39 p.m.: Playing off the bench today: C P.J. Pilittere, 1B Juan Miranda, SS Reegie Corona, 3B Jorge Vazquez, CF Greg Golson, RF David Winfree.
No backup second baseman listed. Hoffmann was on the list this morning for left field, but obviously that won’t happen. Jose Gil, Brandon Laird and Jon Weber also made the trip.
Available to pitch: Phil Hughes (obviously), Jonathan Albaladejo, Amaury Sanit, Royce Ring and Zack Segovia.
UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: That’s two drives to left field for Kevin Russo today. The first was caught at the track — nice running grab — and the second was hit into the corner for an RBI double, scoring Ramiro Pena who had tripled. It’s now 5-3 Phillies with Russo and Pena both hitting pretty well.
UPDATE, 2:26 p.m.: Make that 5-4 Phillies. RBI double by Eduardo Nunez.
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Sac bunt by Burnett and a sac fly by Gardner have tied the game at 5.
UPDATE, 2:33 p.m.: Two-run homer by Teixeira. The Yankees are officially teeing off on Hamels this inning.
UPDATE, 2:56 p.m.: Royce Ring came in to face lefty Raul Ibanez and got a popup. Now Hughes is coming in with one out in the fifth. One other change: Kevin Russo has moved from third to second, with Jorge Vazquez now playing third.