Phillips, Bruce get days off
The Reds’ Sunday lineup was a little different as both 2B Brandon Phillips and RF Jay Bruce were given days off from starting vs. the Cardinals.
“We’ve got a day off coming up [Thursday on the road] and had those back-to-back days off but it was followed by a doubleheader,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. I’ve really leaned on [Phillips], Joey and Frazier and Jay quite a bit so it’s when I can find a spot. I’m sure Frazier will get another day off and most likely, Joey. It’s trying to pick spots. No injuries. Just a good day off for those two.”
Phillips went 0-for-4 in Saturday’s full game, but has had a really nice second half. Since returning from missing a couple of starts with a right biceps tendon injury on Aug. 22, he is 28-for-86 (.326) with three homers and 16 RBIs in 21 games.
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