Tyler Cloyd was scheduled to start Sunday. But thanks to a poor outing from Ethan Martin on Saturday, the Phils’ used seven relievers, two position players and Cloyd in the 18-inning 12-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Who will make the start Sunday? Roy Halladay (2-4, 8.65), who was scheduled to make a rehab start at Double A Reading. Halladay will make his first start with the Phillies since May 5.
The Phils activated Halladay on Sunday and called up reliever J.C. Ramirez from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Cloyd and Luis Garcia were optioned to Triple A while Jonathan Pettibone and Michael Stutes were transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Halladay and Ramirez.
Domonic Brown left Saturday night’s game after the third inning with an Achilles injury, and will not play.
For the third straight game, Darin Ruf will switch positions. Friday night, Ruf started in right field, then Saturday he began the night at first base before taking over in left field when Brown exited.
Today, Ruf will be in left again. He hit another August homer in Saturday's loss, which was his ninth of the month. He'll be batting fifth.
In the last seven days, Ruf is hitting .290 with four long balls and six RBIs. But on the season, the powerful right-handed slugger has struggled with left-handed pitching. In 37 at-bats against lefties this year, Ruf is hitting just .162 with three of his 11 homers. On Sunday, he'll face 24-year-old left Patrick Corbin (13-3, 2.45), who pitched extremely well in a 2-1 Diamondbacks win against the Phillies in Arizona on May 9.
Corbin allowed one run on four hits and struck out four batters in 6 1/3 innings in the win. Two of the four hits came off the bat of Delmon Young -- no longer on the Phils. Only Dom Brown and Carlos Ruiz muscled a hit against Corbin, and neither of them will play on Sunday.
Ruiz gets the day off while Erik Kratz gets the start behind the plate.
Here’s the full lineup:
1. Roger Bernadina, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Michael Young, 1B
4. Erik Kratz, C
5. Darin Ruf, LF
6. Cody Asche, 3B
7. Kevin Frandsen, 2B
8. John Mayberry, RF
9. Roy Halladay, P