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Game 11: Righty heavy

SAN FRANCISCO — For the fourth time in 11 games, the Phillies face a lefthanded starter. And predictably, Charlie Manuel will employ a righthanded-heavy lineup against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.

Game 11: Righty heavy

John Mayberry Jr. returns to the starting lineup against the lefthanded Madison Bumgarner. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
John Mayberry Jr. returns to the starting lineup against the lefthanded Madison Bumgarner. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

SAN FRANCISCO — For the fourth time in 11 games, the Phillies face a lefthanded starter. And predictably, Charlie Manuel will employ a righthanded-heavy lineup against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner.

That means John Mayberry Jr. is back in the lineup after two days on the bench. Mayberry pinch-hit in the ninth inning Monday and struck out looking. It was his ninth strikeout of the season and he's yet to walk.

The lineup:

1. Shane Victorino 8
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Jimmy Rollins 6
4. Hunter Pence 9
5. Ty Wigginton 3
6. John Mayberry Jr. 7
7. Carlos Ruiz 2
8. Freddy Galvis 4
9. Joe Blanton 1

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Here are the Giants (limited) career numbers against Blanton:

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Aubrey Huff 24 23 6 2 0 0 2 1 3 .261 .292 .348 .639
Ryan Theriot 19 17 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 .118 .211 .118 .328
Melky Cabrera 12 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Angel Pagan 12 12 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Pablo Sandoval 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gregor Blanco 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .600 .800
Buster Posey 5 5 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .600 .600 .800 1.400
Madison Bumgarner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 93 89 22 3 1 2 10 3 13 .247 .272 .371 .643

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