Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Game 4: Pierre on top

The wind is blowing hard to right field, so it's a good thing the Phillies have all those lefthanded power bats in their lineup.

Game 4: Pierre on top

Juan Pierre will bat in the lead-off spot for the Phillies on today´s home opener against the Marlins.  (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Juan Pierre will bat in the lead-off spot for the Phillies on today's home opener against the Marlins. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

The wind is blowing hard to right field, so it's a good thing the Phillies have all those lefthanded power bats in their lineup.

Oh, whoops.

They will play meaningful baseball in South Philadelphia for the first time in 2012 this afternoon. Charlie Manuel will use his fourth different lineup combination in four games.

1. Juan Pierre 7
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Jimmy Rollins 6
4. Hunter Pence 9
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. John Mayberry Jr. 3
7. Carlos Ruiz 2
8. Freddy Galvis 4
9. Cole Hamels 1

Here are the Phillies' career numbers against Miami Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez:

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Shane Victorino 44 41 9 1 0 1 2 3 7 .220 .273 .317 .590
Jimmy Rollins 34 30 10 0 0 1 2 4 4 .333 .412 .433 .845
Carlos Ruiz 30 22 6 2 0 0 3 7 5 .273 .467 .364 .830
Brian Schneider 24 21 3 0 0 0 2 3 3 .143 .250 .143 .393
Placido Polanco 19 18 9 1 1 2 4 1 0 .500 .526 1.000 1.526
Hunter Pence 15 15 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .400 .733
Laynce Nix 9 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444
Ty Wigginton 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375
Joe Blanton 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cole Hamels 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
John Mayberry 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500
Pete Orr 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 207 184 47 6 1 5 19 19 33 .255 .327 .380 .707

DJ Jazzy Jeff is running the block party outside. Elena Della Donne is throwing out the first pitch. Go crazy!


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