Game 127: Brown out

Domonic Brown had started 23 games in a row before being given tonight off. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

For the first time since the day of his recall, Domonic Brown is not in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup.

Brown is sitting due to soreness in knee. It is not considered serious, but it is enough to keep him out of tonight's game against the Washington Nationals.

After a victory Friday, Manuel sauntered through the clubhouse and went straight for Brown. He said a few words to his outfielder, patted him on the back and walked away.

Brown had started 23 games in a row. He was 0 for 4 Friday with two strikeouts and a double play. With tough lefty Gio Gonzalez throwing for Washington, Saturday made sense for a respite.

Michael Martinez will replace Brown in right field, marking his first-ever action there.

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Kevin Frandsen 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. John Mayberry Jr. 8
6. Erik Kratz 2
7. Juan Pierre 7
8. Michael Martinez 9
9. Roy Halladay 1

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