Jimmy Rollins is off (but available to pinch hit), and Freddy Galvis is starting at shortstop and batting second as the Phillies open a four-game, home-and-home series with the Blue Jays.
It's probably a good thing to be cautious and hold Jimmy Rollins out of the lineup on Monday night after the 35-year-old appeared to tweak something in his leg during yesterday's 1-0 win over the Nationals.
It's probably not a good thing to bat Freddy Galvis second in Rollins' absence with the Phillies on a roll after taking two of three from the Nationals over the weekend.
Freddy Galvis hasn't had a hit since April 20. He's hitless in his last 24 at-bats. He's 1 for 31 on the season overall. But he'll bat between Ben Revere and Chase Utley tonight.
Presumably, Ryne Sandberg is hoping the protection of Utley batting after him will get Galvis' bat going.
Going where exactly? That's not clear. Maybe somewhere in the area code of Galvis' career slash line of .216/.256/.350.
Left-handers Domonic Brown (.243/.301/.311) and Cody Asche (.221/.293/.368) will also sit in favor of John Mayberry Jr. (.167/.286/.333) and Jayson Nix (.182/.229/.273).
At least it's dollar dog night.
Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 3.52) opposes J.A. Happ (0-0, 4.15) at 7 p.m.