Worth noting

• Phillies left-hander Mario Hollands took a line drive off his right knee cap Wednesday. He suffered a bruise, but Sandberg said he is OK. He was available to pitch Thursday, although Sandberg said he would like to stay away from him if possible.

• Phillies No. 5 prospect Aaron Altherr made his first big league start Thursday, in left field. He joined the team while Domonic Brown is on paternity leave.

"Throw in new blood," Sandberg said.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.