Bench Jimmy Rollins for Michael Martinez? Um, no.
With the Phillies clinging to faint playoff hopes, Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel keeps his shortstop on the field, despite the annual "lack of hustle" dust-up, when the Phillies open a four-game set in Milwaukee. First pitch is 8:10. Cliff Lee has the honors. Readers recall that it was a four-game sweep of the Brewers in September of 2008 that sparked their stretch-run charge. They're hoping for the same type of lift here, only this time, it's likely a last-ditch effort.
So why wouldn't you start Rollins?