Friday, July 3, 2015

Game 30: Oh, there is baseball

An existential debate on the meaning of unwritten baseball rules aside, the Phillies actually have another game today. After establishing a new rivalry this weekend, their old rival comes to town. And the Mets also have a better record than the Phillies.

Game 30: Oh, there is baseball

0 comments

An existential debate on the meaning of unwritten baseball rules aside, the Phillies actually have another game today. After establishing a new rivalry this weekend, their old rival comes to town. And the Mets also have a better record than the Phillies.

Roy Halladay is on the mound after his worst start as a Phillie. He left the team for a day for personal reasons following the eight-run outing, but both team and pitcher say he is completely healthy.

Charlie Manuel will use his 25th lineup in 30 games.

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

More coverage
 
Getting to know Andy MacPhail
 
VOTE: Will MacPhail get Phillies on right track?
 
Follow the Phillies: Download our FREE Pro Baseball app!
 
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
 
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates

Mayberry is hitting second, presumably, because of his career figures against Mets lefty Jonathon Niese.

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Placido Polanco 26 24 10 4 0 0 6 2 2 .417 .462 .583 1.045
Jimmy Rollins 21 19 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263 .333 .263 .596
Shane Victorino 19 18 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 .278 .316 .444 .760
John Mayberry 17 17 5 1 0 2 4 0 2 .294 .294 .706 1.000
Hunter Pence 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .143 .343
Carlos Ruiz 14 14 5 0 0 0 2 0 4 .357 .357 .357 .714
Roy Halladay 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brian Schneider 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ty Wigginton 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Total 138 130 35 5 0 3 14 7 29 .269 .307 .377 .683

One matchup to watch against Halladay: Mets catcher Josh Thole is 7 for 16 with a double.


Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter