Phillies change lineup


In other shuffling, Charlie Manuel has decided to move his lineup around for tonight's game, putting Placido Polanco in the leadoff spot and dropping Jimmy Rollins to sixth. Ben Francisco is in the lineup in leftfield and is batting third.

Polanco 3B

Victorino CF

Francisco LF

Howard 1B

Werth RF

Rollins SS

Ransom 2B

Ruiz C

Blanton P


The Phillies shuffled their pitching staff, purchasing the contract of Vance Worley from Double A Reading and optioning Andrew Carpenter to Triple A Lehigh Valley, a day after he was called up.

Worley, 22, was 9-4 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts for Reading this season. He has pitched 17 consecutive scoreless innings over his last two outings, which included his first professional shutout, a three-hitter on July 9 against Harrisburg. Worley was named the Phillies’ Minor League Pitcher of the Week today.

Carpenter, 25, allowed three runs in three innings of relief last night, coming in after Jamie Moyer was injured.

Carpenter also took a comebacker off the wrist last night.

More to come ...