Utley honored, Ruiz sits, Benson scratched
Three quick pre-game notes before I run downstairs to the clubhouse.
1) Chase Utley has been named the National League Player of the Week, which shouldn't come as a suprise to anybody who actually watched Utley this past week. He hit home runs in six of the Phillies' seven games, including his 20th of the season yesterday.
2) Carlos Ruiz, who suffered a hand contusion Saturday night, missed last night's game and is not in the lineup tonight. I'll be checking on him shortly.
Here's the lineup:.
1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Shane Victorino CF
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Pat Burrell LF
6. Geoff Jenkins RF
7. Pedro Feliz 3B
8. Chris Coste C
9. Kyle Kendrick RHP
3) Kris Benson was scratched from his first minor league rehab start for Class A Clearwater with discomfort in his right biceps. Beson had been scheduled to throw about 75 pitches against Tampa.