The Phillies begin their final home stand of the season, still alive for the second wild card spot, but with keen interest on the happenings of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Entering tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies were four games behind the Cardinals for the second wild card spot with 12 to play.
The Cardinals are playing this afternoon against the Chicago Cubs.
Carlos Ruiz returns to the Phillies lineup after getting off in Thursday’s 16-1 rout over the New York Mets.
Here is the Phillies lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Juan Pierre, LF
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1b
5. Carlos Ruiz, C
6. Domonic Brown, RF
7. John Mayberry Jr., CF
8. Kevin Frandsen, 3B
9. Kyle Kendrick, P
Before Friday's game, soon-to-retire Braves star Chipper Jones talked with reporters about his memories of playing in Philadelphia over the years. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer)