Placido Polanco replaces Kevin Frandsen, who played an incredible game Tuesday, when the Phillies play the third of four with the Reds.
Maybe I misread this, but Frandsen looked physically spent when they cut to a shot of him in the dugout following his second highlight reel defensive play Tuesday. So I'm not sure if that's behind Charlie Manuel's decision to go with Polanco tonight. If not, it's veteran loyalty; an addiction the Phils' probably need to break with their 36-year-old injury prone third baseman. Veterans are the crack cocaine of the Phillies, man. Meantime, Vance Worley searches for his first good start since Aug. 1. He's really been one of the weaker links of this team the second half of the season.