Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rollins remains sixth

Jimmy Rollins will hit sixth today for the Phillies against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rollins remains sixth

Jimmy Rollins will hit sixth today for the Phillies against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rollins was dropped to sixth for last night's game. He went 1-for-4 and is now hitting .226.

Before last night's game, manager Charlie Manuel said, "He knows what he's doing wrong. It's just a matter of correcting it."

Placido Polanco will remain in the leadoff spot against righthander Adam Wainwright.

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And while Manuel continues to insist that he is not platooning in leftfield, Raul Ibanez is back in the lineup today, with Ben Francisco returning to the bench. Francisco has now played in eight of the last nine games that the Phillies faced a lefthander.

Here is the lineup:

Polanco 3B

Victorino CF

Ibanez LF

Howard 1B

Werth RF

Rollins SS

Schneider C

Valdez 2B

Hamels P

 

 

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