Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Manuel will manage; Game 2 line-ups

Charlie Manuel will manage Game 2 against the Dodgers, the same day he learned his 87-year-old mother passed away two days after suffering a heart attack.

Manuel will manage; Game 2 line-ups

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The mother of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, June, died today after suffering a heart attack Tuesday. Manuel is at the ballpark and will still manage Game 2 of the NLCS tonight. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The mother of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, June, died today after suffering a heart attack Tuesday. Manuel is at the ballpark and will still manage Game 2 of the NLCS tonight. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Charlie Manuel will manage Game 2 against the Dodgers, the same day he learned his 87-year-old mother passed away two days after suffering a heart attack.

Three hours before game time, the manager was at his usual spot, leaning against the batting cage, watching hitters swing and fielders field, all set against the backdrop of pitchers stretching their arms in the outfield. The Phillies canceled Manuel's scheduled afternoon press conference. It remains to be seen whether he'll manage the game or speak with the press afterward.

Really sad news. From what I understand, Charlie was real close to his mother. Our columnist, Rich Hofmann, was sitting in his office after the Phillies clinched the National League Division Series when Manuel's cell phone rang. The manager looked at the number. It was his mother.

June Manuel lived in Buena Vista, Va., where Charlie grew up. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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The line-ups:

The Dodgers changed some things around, while Greg Dobbs will get the start at third base for the Phillies.

Phillies

1) Jimmy Rollins SS
2) Shane Victorino CF
3) Chase Utley 2B
4) Ryan Howard 1B
5) Pat Burrell RF
6) Jayson Werth LF
7) Greg Dobbs 3B
8) Carlos Ruiz C
9) Brett Myers RHP

Dodgers

1) Rafael Furcal SS
2) Russell Martin C
3) Manny Ramirez LF
4) Andre Ethier RF
5) James Loney 1B
6) Matt Kemp CF
7) Blake DeWitt 2B
8) Casey Blake 3B
9) Chad Billingsley RHP

 

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