Game 9 (6-2): Martinez in line-up, Hamels vs. Lowe

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Michael Martinez is the latest Rule 5 pick to make the Phillies' roster. (Yong Kim/staff photographer)

The forecast today in Atlanta calls for a high of 87 degrees. The last time Cole Hamels pitched, the game-time temp was 49 degrees, with a steady wind that made it feel far more frigid.

The Phillies enter today 6-2, tied with the Reds for the best record in the National League.

Here are the line-ups:

Phillies (6-2)

  1. Shane Victorino CF
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Jimmy Rollins SS
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Ben Francisco RF
  6. Raul Ibanez LF
  7. Carlos Ruiz C
  8. Michael Martinez 2B
  9. Cole Hamels LHP

Braves (4-5)

  1. Martin Prado LF
  2. Nate McLouth CF
  3. Chipper Jones 3B
  4. Brian McCann C
  5. Dan Uggla 2B
  6. Jason Heyward RF
  7. Alex Gonzalez SS
  8. Freddie Freeman 1B
  9. Derek Lowe RHP

Only change in the Phillies line-up is switch-hitting Rule 5 pick Michael Martinez replacing Wilson Valdez at second base.


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