Hanson set to face Phillies
Tommy Hanson has already made Carlos Lee feel helpless while looking at two called third strikes this year. He’ll attempt to do the same to Ryan Howard this afternoon at Disney. Mike Gonzalez and Peter Moylan are also scheduled to face the Phillies.
Hanson’s third appearance of the exhibition season will prolong an already eventful day at Disney. Garret Anderson is still limping and Jordan Schafer is once again smiling about the health of his left shoulder.
As for Tom Glavine, he felt better about the arm strength he displayed while throwing a live batting practice session this morning. He’s shooting to pitch in a simulated game on March 16.
Anderson, who strained his right calf on Friday night, was still walking with a definite limp on Sunday afternoon. He’s not a man of many words and he’s not saying when he might be able to return to the lineup. But I think you can assume he is going to be sidelined for two weeks.
Anderson doesn’t possess the youthful advantages provided Freddie Freeman, who is back in this afternoon’s lineup. Bobby Cox had indicated the 19-year-old first baseman might need a few more days to rest his strained right quad.
Schafer, who has been sidelined since Feb. 28 with a strained left shoulder, didn’t feel any pain while taking approximately 30 dry swings on Sunday morning. He’ll take regular batting practice on Monday and possibly return to the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Omar Infante CF
Martin Prado 3B
Kelly Johnson 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Jeff Francoeur RF
Brandon Jones LF
Clint Sammons C
Tommy Hanson P