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Gamethread: Phils @ A's, 6/25/08

Hey, it's a night for experimentation--as the Phillies lineup clearly shows:

Jayson Werth, RF
Chase Utley, 2B
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Pat Burrell, LF
Ryan Howard, DH
Pedro Feliz, 3B
Shane Victorino, CF
Chris Coste, C
Eric Bruntlett, 1B

I have to say I'm excited to see what happens with this. The righty-heavy order faces Oakland southpaw Greg Smith, a 24 year-old enjoying an excellent rookie campaign even if his 4-5 record doesn't shout it from the rooftops. Smith has held lefties to a .179 batting average, compared to which the .245 righties are hitting off him looks pretty decent.