Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are not in the lineup for Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. tilt against the Nationals.
And with Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Ben Revere all out hurt, and Michael Young traded, who — you might wonder — is in tonight's starting nine?
As Ethan Martin takes the mound for his seventh start of the season (see game notes), the defense behind him will be made up of many familiar faces. Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, Darin Ruf, Cody Asche and Michael Martinez — five players who have spent the majority of 2013 with Triple-A Lehigh Valley — will all take the field.
John Mayberry Jr. is the lone player who also appeared in the lineup on opening day.
So here's how Ryne Sandberg wrote it up:
1) Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2) Freddy Galvis, SS
3) Kevin Frandsen, 1B
4) Carlos Ruiz, C
5) Darin Ruf, LF
6) Cody Asche, 3B
7) John Mayberry Jr., RF
8) Michael Martinez, CF
9) Ethan Martin, P