Kendrick expected to start Friday

Kendrick expected to start Friday

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Phillies have not announced any of their starters past Wednesday, when Cole Hamels pitches the series finale against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Manager Charlie Manuel said he has not discussed the rotation with pitching coach Rich Dubee, but said he expects right-hander Kyle Kendrick to start Friday in the series opener against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Right-hander Joe Blanton also could rejoin the rotation this weekend. He makes his third rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Reading.