Jimmy Rollins was written in the original lineup for the Phillies in today’s series finale with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but now Michael Martinez is playing shortstop.
Nate Schierholtz moves into Rollins accustomed leadoff spot.
Rollins said he was simply getting the day off.
The Phillies are 13-20 in starts made by Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee this year. The 13th win came in Halladay’s impressive outing in Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Halladay threw seven shutout innings limiting Arizona to three hits.
Now Lee (2-6, 3.73) will look to keep the momentum going against a Diamondbacks team that will send Trevor Cahill (9-9, 3.75) to the mound.
Here is the Phillies starting lineup for the series finale.
1. Nate Schierholtz, RF
2. Kevin Frandsen, 3B
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. John Mayberry Jr., CF
6. Domonic Brown, LF
7. Erik Kratz, C
8. Michael Martinez, SS
9. Cliff Lee, P