Phillies Weekend Roundup: Hoskins meniscus update, today’s starting lineup, Nola’s debut, starters for the week
The Philadelphia Phillies take the field today at 1:05 in their fourth spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Phillies Lineup vs. Pirates
Brandon Marsh will lead off with Alec Bohm in the 2-hole. Edmundo Sosa will play second, Josh Harrison will play third, and Scott Kingery will play short. Jake Cave and Dalton Guthrie take the corner outfield roles for the day.
Aaron Nola, who will be in talks with the Phillies on a new contract up until the regular season starts, will make his first start of the spring at 1:05. The Phils will roll out Nola today and Zack Wheeler on Tuesday. Andrew Painter will make his major league debut on Wednesday vs. the Twins, and Bailey Falter will throw on Thursday vs. the Red Sox.
Rhys Hoskins Meniscus Update
Rhys Hoskins will not play in a game until at least Friday after the Phillies 1B underwent surgery on his meniscus in the offseason, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Thomson said the injury for Hoskins is just “wear and tear” from 2022 and won’t affect his regular season.
Hoskins did face off against Mick Abel this morning on the backfield in live batting practice but won’t see any game action for at least another couple of days.
Recapping Weekend #1 Spring Training
Saturday (Home vs. Yankees)
- Phillies win 7-4
- Andrew Baker gets the win (1 IP, 2 Ks)
- Weston Wilson, Carlos De La Cruz homer
- Wilson finishes with 4 RBIs
Saturday (Away vs. Tigers)
- Phillies lose 4-2
- Guthrie, Castellanos, Marchan, Kingery combine 0-10
- Phillies strike out 10 times
Sunday (Home vs. Twins)
- Trea Turner comes up big in his debut
- Turner (1 run, 2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 SB)
- Castellanos 2-run HR
- Realmuto RBI single
- Kody Clemens HR
- Ethan Wilson hits grand slam
Nick Castellanos came into this season with a lot less weight off of his shoulders. He came into last season with a new team, a new city, and a newborn baby, all in a matter of two months. Castellanos is shortening his approach at the plate, and he’s already seeing benefits from it after a 2-run homer in yesterday’s game. Read Here.
The Phillies finally have depth. Andrew Painter, if ready, doesn’t need to throw 150 innings in the majors at 20 years old. Bailey Falter has proven himself as a guy that can pitch at a high level. Nola, Wheeler, Suarez, and Walker will all benefit from fewer innings. A 6-man rotation to start the season is a no-brainer. Read Here.