Mayberry gets another start, this time for Howard

Ryan Howard will not play against the Giants on Friday night. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

Charlie Manuel is going to ride the hot hand.

John Mayberry Jr. is back in the line-up for a second straight night, this time against Giants lefty Jonathan Sanchez. Last night, he hit a home run off of young lefty Madison Bumgarner while starting in left field for Raul Ibanez. Tonight, he'll give Ryan Howard a day off at first base.

Chase Utley is back in the line-up to face Sanchez. Those two have had some run ins during their careers, including last year during the NLCS.

Also, Brian Schneider continues to serve as Vance Worley's personal catcher. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

Here are the line-ups:

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Shane Victorino CF
  4. Chase Utley 2B
  5. Hunter Pence RF
  6. Raul Ibanez LF
  7. John Mayberry Jr. 1B
  8. Brian Schneider C
  9. Vance Worley RHP


  1. Andres Torres
  2. Jeff Keppinger
  3. Carlos Beltran
  4. Pablo Sandoval
  5. Aubrey Huff
  6. Orlando Cabrera
  7. Nate Schierholtz
  8. Eli Whiteside
  9. Jonathan Sanchez

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