By Sam Bush

Tonight is the date that true Phillies junkies have been dreading since last Dec. 19.

That was when the allegedly rebuilding Phillies traded one of their greatest players, Jimmy Rollins, to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

And tonight, July 6, 2015, J-Roll, who played 2,090 games for the Phillies, will play his first one against them.

Acquired from the Phils in exchange for pitchers Zach Eflin and Tom Windle, the shortstop enjoyed a storied 14-season tenure with the Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star and the 2007 NL MVP and a key member of the 2008 World Series champion club.

His 2,306 hits are the most in franchise history, but his relationship with the team seemed to sour in recent years.

“It wasn’t the best,” he said. “After 2011, the magic was gone.”

The 36-year-old is batting a career-worst .208, the lowest mark among NL qualifying hitters. He didn’t start for the first time in 12 games in Sunday’s 8-0 loss to the Mets, but it was said to be a routine day off.

Los Angeles (46-37) gave up 15 hits and managed only three of its own. The Dodgers lost first basemanAdrian Gonzalez to a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch, but he said he expects to play Monday.

Yasiel Puig is hitting .175 over his last 18 games after going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Sunday, but will hope to continue his success against the Phillies. He’s 18 for 46 (.391) with four doubles and three triples in his last 11 matchups.

Carlos Frias was slated to start Monday but went on the disabled list Sunday with lower back tightness. Manager Don Mattingly didn’t say who would replace him, though left-hander Eric Surkamp being scratched from Sunday’s start for Triple-A Oklahoma City might provide a clue.

“Someone from the minor leagues,” Mattingly told MLB’s official website. “We’ll start somebody tomorrow. We won’t forfeit tomorrow.”

The Phillies (28-56) defeated Atlanta 4-0 in 10 innings Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. Cesar Hernandez was 3 for 4, improving to 25 for 54 (.463) over his last 13 contests.

Sean O’Sullivan (1-6, 5.76 ERA) is looking for his first win since May 17. He’s given up six runs in each of his last two starts, and allowed a season-high 12 hits over five-plus innings of a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee last Monday.

“I was ahead of guys. The problem was putting them away,” he said. “Tonight’s on me. I’m pretty disappointed with the results.”

O’Sullivan is 0-7 with an 8.39 ERA in eight road starts since May 28, 2011, and has allowed 11 home runs in 27 road innings this year compared to three in 38 2-3 innings at home.

His only experience against the Dodgers was a scoreless inning of relief for the Los Angeles Angels on June 24, 2010.

Philly took four of last year’s seven meetings with Ben Revere going 11 for 24.

Revere, who has hit .522 with 10 runs scored in his last 12 against the Dodgers, has only started four of the last 10 games and has missed two straight due to what he said was a sore right hamstring.

“Just a little thing,” he told MLB’s official website. “Give it a couple days to heal.”

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