Saturday, August 1, 2015

Game 6: Lineup vs. NYY

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's a quiet morning before the Phillies make the short trip across the bay to take on the Yankees in Tampa. There is some news: Shane Victorino will make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday night against Atlanta in Orlando.

Game 6: Lineup vs. NYY

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Shane Victorino will play in his first game Tuesday night against Atlanta. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Shane Victorino will play in his first game Tuesday night against Atlanta. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's a quiet morning before the Phillies make the short trip across the bay to take on the Yankees in Tampa. There is some news: Shane Victorino will make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday night against Atlanta in Orlando.

Victorino, who hasn't played in an exhibition game yet due to right shoulder soreness, will start in centerfield and bat second.

Here's today's lineup. Most of the regulars are making the trip to face the Yankees and Javy Vazquez.

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Raul Ibanez 7
6. Jayson Werth DH
7. Ben Francisco 8
8. John Mayberry Jr. 9
9. Carlos Ruiz 2

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TODAY'S PITCHERS

Kyle Kendrick will start for the Phillies. Relieving him will be Jose Contreras, Chad Durbin and Scott Mathieson.

IN TODAY'S INQUIRER

Read about a fast riser in the Phillies' farm system, B.J. Rosenberg, a guy who you could be hearing about later this season.

And within today's notebook, we have details of Phillippe Aumont (Yes, he is a righty, not a lefty as this scribe stupidly messed up on deadline.) and his rapidly changing mechanics, along with some game details.

Also, Bob Bookover caught up with Pat Burrell, who deeply misses Philadelphia after a forlorn season in Tampa Bay.

TOMORROW'S LINEUP TODAY

The Phillies will travel to Lake Buena Vista for a rare road night game tomorrow night. Roy Halladay will make his second start of the spring and (gasp) he might actually have to hit. No designated hitter tomorrow.

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Shane Victorino 8
3. Greg Dobbs 5
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Jayson Werth 9
6. Ben Francisco 7
7. Brian Schneider 2
8. Brian Bocock 4
9. Roy Halladay 1

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