PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel did something on Tuesday afternoon that the veteran manager hasn't been capable of doing for the better part of the 2010 season.
For just the seventh time this year -- eighth if you include the home opener, when Jimmy Rollins injured his right calf during his pregame routine -- Manuel's lineup looked like the version drawn up this past offseason when general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. assembled the Phils' roster.
Manuel wrote out the following lineup Tuesday: Rollins, Placido Polanco, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez, Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz, with Cole Hamels on the hill.
Due to an oft-mentioned steady parade of players to the disabled list, Manuel has made due with bench players such as Wilson Valdez, Greg Dobbs and Ross Gload as only Werth and Ibanez have not made a trip to the DL.
Coincidentally, the last time the Phillies were able to run this lineup on the field came on May 21 against the Red Sox, and Hamels was the starting pitcher.
"I got them in there tonight," Manuel said with a smile. "It's good to have everybody tonight, but we have to start scoring some more runs."