Stairs DHing; Flu bug limited to Walker, Dobbs

Seeking to avoid a team-wide outbreak of the flu, the Phillies have sent utlity player Greg Dobbs back to Philadelphia, although the team is optimistic that he will be available to play on Saturday. Dobbs is the second member of the Phillies' traveling team to be stricken with the flu -- reliever Tyler Walker, who is not on the World Series roster but has traveled with the team throughout the playoffs, was previously sent home.

Dobbs obviously will not be able to play tonight. Veteran Matt Stairs, who has hit two home runs in his career off Blue Jays righthander A.J. Burnett, is in the starting line-up.

Amaro said the Phillies' training staff is optimistic that Dobbs will be available for action in Game 3.

Phillies line-up:

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Shane Victorino CF
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Jayson Werth RF
  6. Raul Ibanez LF
  7. Matt Stairs DH
  8. Pedro Feliz 3B
  9. Carlos Ruiz C