MIAMI – The Phillies received a little bit of a scare Sunday when valuable utility infielder Freddy Galvis was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Marlins’ reliever Jon Rauch.
Galvis went to the ground in pain, but was OK once he gathered himself and counted his fingers.
“It’s good, perfect,” he said after the game. The Phillies won, 2-1, on the strength of Roy Halladay’s eight innings of one-run ball and Laynce Nix’s pinch-hit homer in the ninth (see story).
The Phils took two of three from the lowly Marlins, but scored just six runs in the series.
Galvis, who did not start any of the Phils’ first nine games, got two starts in the series. He played third base on Saturday night and gave shortstop Jimmy Rollins a rest on Sunday.
Galvis was 3 for 6 with two walks in the two starts. Manager Charlie Manuel hopes to get Galvis 250 at-bats as a fill-in at three infield spots. Second baseman Chase Utley has started all 12 games so far. He could be next up for a day off as Manuel looks to work Galvis into the lineup. Could Galvis play one of the next three nights in Cincinnati?
“I’ll get him in,” Manuel said with a laugh. “Don’t worry about it.”