Tonight's lineup: Rollins leading off

Tonight's lineup: Rollins leading off
April 18, 2013, 3:15 pm
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It took only 15 games. Jimmy Rollins is already back to the top of the order.

Rollins will lead off tonight when the Phillies host the Cardinals at 7:05. Ben Revere, who had been leading off, is now seventh.

Through the first three weeks of the season, Revere is batting just .194 (12-for-62) with a .242 OBP. Rollins, meanwhile, has been better but not by much, batting .232 (13-for-56) with a .282 OBP.

Earlier Thursday, the Phillies placed left-hander John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee.

Lannan is 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA in three starts this season but posted a 2.77 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .177 batting average in his first two starts before getting hit around in Wednesday night's loss to the Reds, when he allowed six earned runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Tonight's lineup appears below. For more, check out Corey Seidman's pregame notes:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Freddy Galvis, LF
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Michael Young, 3B
6. John Mayberry, RF
7. Ben Revere, CF
8. Erik Kratz, C
9. Cole Hamels, P

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