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Rollins hitting sixth tonight

A couple quick pre-game notes, which I'll try to expound upon later when I have time. You'll probably find the fact that Jimmy Rollins is hitting sixth the most interesting, but the most impactful note tonight is that outfielder Matt Stairs is not at the game. He's attending his daughter's high school graduation. That leaves the Phillies with just three bench players tonight.

Here's the line-up:

  1. Shane Victorino CF

  2. Chase Utley 2B

  3. Jayson Werth RF

  4. Ryan Howard 1B

  5. Raul Ibanez LF

  6. Jimmy Rollins SS

  7. Pedro Feliz 3B

  8. Carlos Ruiz C

  9. Antonio Bastardo LHP