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Game 12: Another lineup

SAN FRANCISCO — The Phillies will play their 12th game of 2012 tonight. Charlie Manuel will use his 10th different lineup.

Game 12: Another lineup

(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Phillies will play their 12th game of 2012 tonight. Charlie Manuel will use his 10th different lineup.

1. Juan Pierre 7
2. Shane Victorino 8
3. Jimmy Rollins 6
4. Hunter Pence 9
5. Ty Wigginton 5
6. Laynce Nix 3
7. Carlos Ruiz 2
8. Freddy Galvis 4
9. Cliff Lee 1

This version does not include both Placido Polanco and John Mayberry Jr., both of whom have scuffled to start the season. How did Manuel decide on his lineup?

"That's the one I wanted to put in," he said.

No, really.

"How did I decide on it? Nix is 8 for 20 with a homer off this guy. Wigginton is 3 for 9 with a homer. Those guys have seen them, have some hits on him, so why shouldn't I put them in the lineup? Pierre has been getting on base. We're looking for somebody with some success on him."

Here are the Phillies' career numbers against Matt Cain:

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins 22 20 7 2 3 1 5 2 3 .350 .409 .900 1.309
Laynce Nix 20 20 8 1 0 1 1 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Juan Pierre 20 18 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Shane Victorino 19 15 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 .200 .368 .200 .568
Hunter Pence 16 15 5 1 1 1 4 1 1 .333 .375 .733 1.108
Carlos Ruiz 14 12 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .250 .357 .417 .774
Brian Schneider 13 11 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .385 .273 .657
Placido Polanco 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ty Wigginton 9 9 3 1 0 1 5 0 2 .333 .333 .778 1.111
Pete Orr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jim Thome 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1.000    
Total 154 140 36 5 5 4 19 10 21 .257 .316 .450 .766

Manuel said he planned to rest Polanco on Thursday but decided Wednesday was better given Wigginton's numbers against Cain. Those, of course, are in a small sample size.


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