All day today leading up to this game, the Phillies and baseball provided us with twist after twist:
Maikel Franco will be playing third base!
Yasmany Tomas will not be playing!
Maikel Franco will be hitting fifth!
Chase Utley will be hitting sixth!
Wow, what a thrill ride! Combine those marginally interesting things with that one interesting thing, along with a Chad Billingsley start, a visit from The Mountain That Rides, Ender Inciarte's return to Citizens Bank Park, and the chance to win three games in a row (is that even allowed?!?), and you've got one hell of a baseball match!
|ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES|
|Ender Inciarte - RF||Ben Revere - LF|
|A.J. Pollock - CF||Freddy Galvis - SS|
|Paul Goldschmidt - 1B||Grady Sizemore - RF|
|David Peralta - LF||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Chris Owings - 2B||Maikel Franco - 3B|
|Cliff Pennington - 3B||Chase Utley - 2B|
|Tuffy Gosewisch - C||Odubel Herrera - CF|
|Nick Ahmed - SS||Carlos Ruiz - C|
|Chase Anderson - RHP||Chad Billingsley - RHP|