Brandon Phillips is in the starting lineup again today. He's obviously still dealing with his strained left hamstring.

Phillips said the hamstring is better, but he's far from 100 percent. There's concern that he may re-injured it, but the Reds are in tough spot.

"There's always concern," Dusty Baker said. "That's why we put him down in the lineup. I don't know anybody that hasn't played with a hammy or a quad. The only other option is to put him on the DL, and you still don't know when.

"That's the thing about baseball: Once you hurt something, it stays hurt a long time. You don't have a week to recoup. Yeah, there's concern. That's why I told him to play smart. No sudden stops or starts. If you're out on a double play, you're out.