VIctorino not in line-up

It's a breezy day at the ballpark. Between the Sixers game on TV and the rather chilly forecasted night time temperatures, it'll be interesting to see how many people  turn out. It doesn't get much better than Greg Maddux-Cole Hamels, but we'll see.

As the subject of this post informed you, Shane Victorino is not in the line-up tonight. Charlie Manuel didn't name Jayson Werth his starting center fielder forever.

"He's my starting center fielder tonight," the Phils manager said.

Victorino was obviously disappointed not to be in the line-up, but said repeatedly that he is not looking at the situations as if he has lost his job.

A mild surprise as Eric Bruntlett is batting second, while Pedro Feliz is playing third. I thought Greg Dobbs would be in the line-up, thanks to his recent hot bat and his left-handedness (is that a word???), but Manuel said righties have been hitting much better off of Maddux than lefties, which is why he kept Feliz there.

Geoff Jenkins, who owns the ninth-best career batting average against Maddux, is starting in right.


Jimmy Rollins was at the park. And for those conspiracy theorists out there, I can guarantee his foot is not broken. It sounds like he should be available when he is eligible to be activated May 5.


Badabadabadabadaba that's all for now.