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Chooch Bats Cleanup Tonight, Doesn’t Know Why Ump Had to Throw Him Out

May 23, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

Carlos Ruiz will bat cleanup this evening against the Washington Nationals.

The Phillies will try to salvage an ounce of dignity this evening by giving it their best to avoid another sweep at the hands of the Nationals. They’ll also attempt to put a halt to their season-long four-game skid.

Charlie Manuel will get his best player back this evening after Chooch was ejected from the game last night for telling the umpire Roy Halladay’s pitch was a good one.

I just love the way Chooch tells it.

I don’t know why he had to throw you out either, Chooch.

It’s Cole Hamels (6-1, 2.48) againstright-hander Edwin Jackson (1-1, 3.31).

No Jimmy Rollins again this evening. J-Roll is probably off getting a crash course in changing a diaper.

7:05 from CBP. Sixers are across the street so plan accordingly.