Game 21: Rollins To Lead Off

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is hitting .216 this season with three RBIs. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Charlie Manuel has put Jimmy Rollins in the leadoff spot for tonight’s game with the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park.

After scoring 15 runs in winning the final two games in Arizona, the Phillies reverted to form in Friday’s 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

When the Phillies didn’t score with runners at the corners and no outs in the first inning, it was an indication that this wouldn’t be their night.

Manuel hopes that Rollins (.216, 0 HR, 3 RBI) can benefit from the change against Cubs RHP Randy Wells (0-0, 3.60).


Here is the lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Placido Polanco, 3B

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Jim Thome, 1B

5. Shane Victorino, CF

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Carlos Ruis, C

8. Pete Orr, 2B

9. Joe Blanton P

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