Tonight, the Phillies get a real test at Citizens Bank Park as the (dare I say) surprising Boston Red Sox pay a visit in interleague play. Boston currently holds a one game lead over the Rays to lead the American League East, something that not many people saw happening when making predictions on the season. Once a particularly pitiful group of pitchers, the starting rotation has been pretty strong, the offense has been thunderous and the bullpen has been, well, alright.
They’ll bring all of that and more to play the Phillies, who are lucky enough that they’ll be able to send two of their three best pitchers to the mound this weekend, beginning with tonight’s game. You wanted lineups, so here they are. For the Phillies:
Aaron Nola has been average at best his last two starts, something he’ll try and build upon. He’ll be facing a very good Red Sox lineup, which will start like this:
This is a very deep lineup, with pitching that is nothing to sneeze at. Martin Perez toes the rubber for the Red Sox, so the Phillies will have their hands full.
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