Cole Hamels takes the mount for the Phillies as they take on the Rays Thursday at Bright House Field.
It's a mound of young aces as Cole Hamels faces Jeremy Hellickson as the Phillies play the Rays Thursday at Bright House Field. Hamels looks to improve before the regular season. Hamels notched a win against the Red Sox in his last start March 24. He gave four hits, two walks and two runs while and striking out three batters over four innings. Jonathon Papelbon, Chad Qualls and Joe Savery are also scheduled to appear. Matt Moore, Ryan Reid and Marquis Fleming are also expected to pitch for the Rays. On deck: Phillies (11-14) vs Rays (8-15) Starters: Cole Hamels (1-1, 4.00), Jeremy Hellickson (0-2, 15.30) When: 1:05 p.m. Thursday Where: Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road