The last time Ryan Howard started a regular-season game in any spot other than cleanup was June 29, 2008, when he batted fifth for the Phillies. That was 889 regular-season games ago.
Even before Thursday's setback, Cole Hamels wasn't going to be ready for opening day.
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The Phillies and Blue Jays play under the lights at Bright House Field on Tuesday night, so why not bring out the big guns.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Roberto Hernandez said he’d be better the second time out and he was right.