The Phillies continue their three-game set with the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Joe Blanton will be on the mound for the Phils, who desperately need two weekend wins to have any chance at staying in playoff contention. They enter Saturday 10 1/2 games behind the Braves for the second NL wild card spot (see game notes).
Manager Charlie Manuel has given catcher Carlos Ruiz the night off. He will be replaced by Erik Kratz, who will bat eighth.
Here's the full lineup: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Shane Victorino, CF 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Hunter Pence, RF 6. Ty Wigginton, 3B 7. John Mayberry, LF 8. Erik Kratz, C 9. Joe Blanton, P