Game 124: Polanco Back In The Lineup

(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Phillies had won seven in a row against the Cincinnati Reds dating back to last year before Tuesday’s 5-4 loss.

The two teams now play the third game of their four-game series at Citizens Bank Park with Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11) against Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.96).

Charlie Manuel indicated the other night that he would ease Placido Polanco back into the lineup. Polanco returns at third base after Kevin Frandsen went 3 for 4 with a triple, RBI and a sensational defensive play.

The Phillies hope that Worley can get back on track. In August he is 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA, having walked nine and struck out nine in 20 2/3 innings.

Here is the Phillies lineup.

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. John Mayberry Jr., CF

6. Domonic Brown, RF

7. Placido Polanco, 3B

8. Brian Schneider, C

9. Vance Worley, P