Video: Marlins Catcher Rob Brantly Drops Very Catchable Pop Foul, Jimmy Rollins Makes Him Pay

Video: Marlins Catcher Rob Brantly Drops Very Catchable Pop Foul, Jimmy Rollins Makes Him Pay

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They really want to make this interesting, don't they?

The Phillies just keep winning. They did it again on Tuesday night by beating the Miami Marlins by a final of 9-7. It was an Everybody Hits! night at CBP with all of the Phillies starters notching at least one hit.

So with everyone contributing, it's tough to single out one guy or play, but Jimmy Rollins certainly taught Marlins catcher Rob Brantly a bit of a lesson in the sixth when J-Roll popped one up behind home plate that should have been caught. Later in the at bat, Rollins went deep to give the Phils some insurance they ended up actually needing.

With the home run tonight, Rollins surpassed Hunter Pence with the team lead of 18.

The Phillies won. Atlanta lost. Pittsburgh lost. The Brewers kept even with the Phils. And both the Cardinals and Dodgers were losing at the time of this posting.

Maybe the ball will keep bouncing their way like it did on J-Roll's pop foul tonight.

For a full recap on Tuesday's win, check out Jim Salisbury's take.

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Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.