PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton played catch with head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan in shallow right field before Sunday afternoon's game against the Cubs, his first throwing session since returning to the disabled list.
The two spread apart as far as 60 feet, and Blanton said he felt good after the session.
Beyond that, he does not know when he may toss a bullpen session or when he'll throw next.
"I don't know if that's a day-to-day thing," he said. "I'm sure they have some kind of plan."
Blanton has been on the disabled list since May 23, retroactive to May 16, with inflammation in his right elbow. The malady also forced him to the DL in April.
Manuel tossed for arguing balls and strikes
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday afternoon as his club faced the Chicago Cubs.
Manuel, whose club rallied an inning later for a 4-3 win, was tossed by home-plate umpire Alan Porter while still in the dugout after Roy Oswalt struck out looking on a fastball by Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. It the second out of the inning.
Manuel left the dugout to confront Porter, but crew chief Gary Cederstrom intervened and mirrored Manuel's movements, preventing him from reaching Porter.
"He kind of hollered at me," Manuel said. "I didn't particularly like it. I didn't go look at [the replay of the pitch]. I saw it. I know it was down. He hollered at me, and I didn't think I had to take it."
It was Manuel's second ejection of the year. The Cubs were leading, 3-2, at the time.
Phillies set rotation for series against Marlins
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will not need a spot starter for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, as Kyle Kendrick and Roy Halladay are scheduled to take the mound, pitching coach Rich Dubee confirmed Sunday.
To ensure regular rest for their starting rotation, the Phillies would instead need a spot starter during their weekend series in Seattle.
The club could elect to option reliever David Herndon to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recall right-hander Vance Worley.
Kendrick last pitched on June 9, when he threw three shutout innings in an outing that was truncated by rain. Halladay threw seven scoreless innings the following day. Worley was sent to the Minors after allowing eight runs (five earned) in three innings on May 29.
Phillies catcher Brian Schneider was scheduled to meet with team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti Sunday to learn more about his immediate rehab plans. Schneider has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a strained left hamstring.
The Phillies did their damage in a 4-3 win Sunday against the Cubs' bullpen, after left-hander Doug Davis had exited the game. Still, they moved to 15-5 in games when the opponent starts a lefty this season, the most wins by a National League team.
Roy Oswalt struck out Kosuke Fukudome to lead off the game, giving him 1,700 in his career. Oswalt, who finished the game with five K's, joined Javier Vazquez, Tim Wakefield, Livan Hernandez, Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia and Roy Halladay as active pitchers who have at least 1,700 whiffs.
Nate Mink is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.