Manuel keeps the faith, sticks with same lineup

Manuel keeps the faith, sticks with same lineup

Manuel keeps the faith, sticks with same lineup
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel made no changes to his lineup Wednesday for one reason: He wants to show faith in his hitters.

Manuel kept the same lineup he used in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. It paid off in Wednesday's 7-1 victory.

"If you take me out because I go 0-for-4 and let me sit a day or two days, more than likely when I get back in there I'll be trying too hard," Manuel said. "The only way you're going to get going is to get some at-bats in a row. I figure I might try the lineup for a couple days or three days or whatever and see if we can't get something going that way.

"I know this: You just can't keep changing lineups every day. You've got to give somebody a chance to get going. 0-for-4 doesn't give somebody a chance to get going."