Game 73: Victorino Returns To The Starting Lineup

After not starting in Saturday’s 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Shane Victorino is back in the lineup and batting second in today’s first game of a split doubleheader.

Victorino did come in Saturday as a defensive replacement.

Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25) opposes David Price (9-4, 3.08) in today’s first game)

Here is the Phillies lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Shane Victorino, CF

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Carlos Ruiz, C

5. Ty Wigginton, 1B

6. John Mayberry, Jr. LF

7. Hector Luna, 3B

8. Michael Martinez, 2B

9. Cole Hamels, P


The Phillies have recalled RHP B.J Rosenberg from Lehigh Valley for today’s game. Under the new MLB collective bargaining agreement, teams can call up an extra player for a doubleheader as long as it doesn’t occur the day after a postponed game.

Rosenberg said he flew in this morning from Columbus, where the Iron Pigs were playing.

"It's great to be here," he said.


Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save but earned the victory in Saturday’s 7-6 win over Tamp Bay. He had converted the first 18 of the season, which is his second longest streak of his career. The longest was 20 straight in 2006.