Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee indicated Tuesday that team will likely go with either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee on Opening Day.
Halladay has made 10 straight Opening Day starts, but that streak could come to an end this year, as the club would prefer to split Hamels and Lee up in the rotation. "I think it's how we line up best," said Dubee. "Realistically, we could pitch anybody the first day as far as Doc, Cole and Cliff. On most staffs, they are No. 1 starters, so they all could pitch opening day. But part of what we're thinking is trying to split those two lefties. Last year we started with two lefties (after Halladay) and I'd just like to split them up."