|PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES||WASHINGTON NATIONALS|
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Trea Turner - SS|
|Freddy Galvis - SS||Howie Kendrick - LF|
|Nick Williams - RF||Daniel Murphy - 2B|
|Rhys Hoskins - 1B||Ryan Zimmerman - 1B|
|Odubel Herrera - CF||Anthony Rendon - 3B|
|Maikel Franco - 3B||Michael Taylor - CF|
|Hyun Soo Kim - LF||Alejandro De Aza - RF|
|Cameron Rupp - C||Raudy Read - C|
|Mark Leiter - RHP||Edwin Jackson - RHP|
No JP Crawford tonight, as he’s too old to be playing this many games in a row. I kid, of course. It truly has to be hard for Mackanin to make out lineu......I can’t even make a straight face. As I wrote before, Crawford should be playing every day, but with tonight’s lineup, I’m not sure where. He’ll just have to take a night off. Good, I guess. Also, no Tommy Joseph this evening. At least there’s that.
My only qualm with this lineup is Odubel Herrera hitting 5th and Freddy Galvis hitting second....again. I’m just not seeing it. A guy with a .307 OBP should be hitting that high in the order. The two hole is usually where a team wants its best hitter. Herrera has a strong case as being just such a player in his lineup (if you said Rhys Hoskins, I wouldn’t argue), but I just don’t see why Galvis has such a foothold there. Sure, statistically, it’s been the spot in which he has performed the best (.278/.329/.394), but if it came down to who gets an extra at bat late in a tight game, I’d rather see Odubel than Freddy. That’s just me.
Tonight, they are facing Edwin Jackson, who last I checked, was pitching for his 300th team tonight. Congratulations, Edwin!
I’ll just leave these two tidbits here, in case you missed them. First, for all you Odubel-haters:
2015-17— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) September 9, 2017
Mookie Betts: .292/.349/.485
And, here’s another amazing feat by Rhys:
Enjoy the game, and discuss below!