"I feel real good. I'm running as much as I can," he said.
Schneider will be evaluated before he goes on assignment.
"I don't expect him to see anything," he said of the doctor. "I'm here now to stay sane and run around and take batting practice and do whatever they need to see me do. I'm ready to get back out there. The goal is to run hard a couple of days in a row and go out there and play a couple of games and build up my endurance. Where I'm going to go, I don't know."
Schneider suffered the injury running the bases May 11 at Florida.
Howard's big at-bat
Struggling Ryan Howard had two strikes against him and was facing a lefthander when he smacked a run-scoring single in the seventh inning of Saturday's 7-1 win over the Cubs. It was an at-bat that pleased manager Charlie Manuel, the kind he wants to see more of from the Phillies' most productive hitter.
"When Ryan slows down and stays on the ball, that's when he has success," Manuel said.
Howard has six hits in his last 12 at-bats against lefties.
Polly in the clutch
Placido Polanco is batting .436 (24 for 55) with the bases loaded since the beginning of the 2005 season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He is third behind Vladimir Guerrero (.476) and Edgar Renteria (.446) with a minimum of 50 at-bats during that span. Polanco hit a grand slam in Friday's 7-5 win over the Cubs.
Lakewood first baseman Jim Murphy and Clearwater righthander Jarred Cosart were named the Phillies' minor-league player and pitcher of the month. Murphy, 25, batted .318 with six home runs, 15 doubles, and 23 RBIs in 29 games during May. Cosart, 20, went 4-0 with a 1.95 ERA in six starts. Before the season, Cosart was ranked as the Phillies' fourth-best prospect by Baseball America.
The Phillies scored seven runs for the second game in a row, the first time they've scored as many runs in back-to-back games since May 4-5 against Washington. . . . Cliff Lee is 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in five career starts against the Cubs. He became one of 37 active pitchers in the majors to throw 1,500 innings in his career. . . . The Phillies are 8-2 on Saturdays, including 5-0 at home.
Contact staff writer Ray Parrillo at 215-854-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.