Memorial Day Line-up: Utley back in three hole

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Chase Utley will hit third against the Nationals. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Just arrived in Washington, where it figures to be a hot one today. Not a cloud in the sky. Game time is set for 1:05 p.m. Saw lots of Phillies fans on Amtrak heading down this way. Not a bad way to spend your Memorial Day.

Charlie Manuel made a minor change to his line-up, although it is a familiar one. Chase Utley is batting third for the first time since he returned from the disabled list. Utley has spent most of the past few seasons hitting third, but Manuel has been keeping him in the two-hole because he likes splitting up his lefties.

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Raul Ibanez LF
  6. Carlos Ruiz C
  7. Domonic Brown RF
  8. John Mayberry Jr. CF
  9. Roy Halladay RHP

 


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