Phillips remains out of lineup
As he deals with turf toe on his left foot, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup Thursday — the second game in a row. Skip Schumaker started at second base vs. the Giants.
Phillips could return on Friday, however.
“I think it could be something that’s exacerbated by going out and playing nine innings,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “I think he could pinch-hit, or in an emergency go out there and play defense. I think he could probably do anything but it makes more sense to look at him as a possible starter for tomorrow’s game as opposed to tonight’s. that’s just being conservative. If he had to play, he could play. I think the risk-reward, considering that we have Schu, that we have the pieces that can fill in and give him another day of rest is probably the most prudent decision.”