‘Just a day’ for Phillips
Brandon Phillips got a rare day off from the Reds starting lineup on Wednesday as Ivan De Jesus Jr. started vs. the Padres. Phillips is batting .330 (33-for-100) since the All-Star break, including 6-for-19 on the road trip.
Manager Bryan Price said there was nothing wrong with Phillips, who last had a day off on June 30. He also didn’t start one game of a day-night doubleheader on July 22.
“Just a day. I was trying to look ahead,” Price said. “He’s been on quite a run of consecutive games played. I gave him a heads-up a few days ago that I was going to pick out a game. I think he feels good. It’s just a good idea and I can rotate De Jesus around a bit as well.”