After last night's 5th consecutive loss, the Phillies optioned Cesar Hernandez back to Lehigh Valley. Someone will be summoned today to take his spot on the 25-man roster. I propose Darin Ruf. Pitchers John Lannan and Carlos Zambrano are both ready to be added to the roster as well, so corresponding moves need to be made. Here's what I would do...
Darin Ruf would start in left field, while Domonic Brown shifts to right field. Delmon Young is benched. Amaro made a dickish comment recently about how Ruf's 30 homeruns in Double-A didn't really mean anything. Well, I'll tell you what does mean something- this team's offense not scoring enough runs and your right field solution Delmon Young being the piece of shit I knew he was.
Lannan takes over as long reliever in the bullpen. He could be moved into the rotation, but I'd rather see what Big Z has to offer there. Zambrano seems motivated and has a better bat than Freddy Galvis, so I'd like to see him pitching more innings and getting some at bats along the way.
Speaking of Freddy Galvis, he needs to be benched and Kevin Frandsen should start at 2nd until Utley's return. Also, Mayberry should start at 1st base against lefties, with Howard sitting.
This team is a mess and going with status quo isn't going to work. Shake things up. Honestly, what would it hurt?