A day game after a night game is a good time for a manager to give some players a breather. Today, that means Greg Dobbs, So Taguchi and Chris Coste are all in the line-up as the Phils try to take two of three from the Astros.
Taguchi is leading off, and he's had some success in that role, hitting .293 for his career in more than 100 at bats.
Pitching match-ups for the Mets are set.
Here they are:
Friday - Cole Hamels vs. Johan Santana
Saturday - Jamie Moyer vs. Oliver Perez
Sunday: Adam Eaton vs. Mike Pelfrey