Wednesday, May 6, 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

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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

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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.


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