Sunday, February 28, 2016

Phils to take on the Spartans today in Clearwater

Phils fans, meet Jeremy Hellickson - your starting pitcher for today's game

The University of South Florida Spartans are off to a great start at 11-1 already in their season. Today they will take on the 'new' look Phillies in an exhibition game in Clearwater, Florida at 1:05 PM

It didn't take long for the Spring season to start up for the Phillies, it seems like Phils just reported to Spring training the other day, and now today will mark a start to the schedule that has them officially starting the 2016 Spring Training season on Tuesday, March 1st against the Toronto Blue Jays with newly acquired Domonic Brown on the team for the Jays.

Jeremy Hellickson is scheduled to make his debut for the Phillies, and other Phillies pitchers will be getting into the game as well including Aaron Nola, who will be in for a least an inning. A healthy Hellickson and Nola combination could be one of those surprises that Phillies fans would love to see blossom into something great to kick of the 2016 regular season which starts up April 4th in Cincinnati against the Reds at 4:10 PM local time.

Phillies prospects will be getting a chance to show their stuff today, Roman Quinn, who is an outfielder, and catcher, Andrew Knapp, will be playing. Also, J.P. Crawford, Phillies shortstop prospect, possibly will be getting some playing time as talked about in the article by Jim Salisbury from CSNPhilly that was released by the Phillies earlier today.

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