Jayson Werth and Placido Polanco will ride the pine with big right-hander Chris Volstad on the hill to open the Phillies' weekend set in South Florida, according to Twitter reports. Werth had one hit in the Mets series, while Polanco went hitless and made a crucial error in last night's game. Both Werth and Polanco also grounded into killer double plays. Juan Castro, who is hitting .237 against right-handers, will give way to Wilson Valdez, who will hit second and fill in at shortstop. Greg Dobbs will play third and bat seventh. Raul Ibanez shifts up to the five-hole. Ross Gload plays right and bats sixth. Beerleaguer: One of the bigger shakeups you'll see from Charlie, yet no day off for Ryan Howard, who didn't have a hit in the last two games. Also, what does it say about Valdez and Castro that Valdez earns the start and hits second in Charlie's slump-busting lineup?
Update: Howard is starting because he is 6-16 vs. Volstad in his career including four HRs. Last year he was 5-9 with those four bombs. (Hat tip to MG)