Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for this afternoon's series finale against the Brewers at Miller Park.
I thought that might happen after Howard went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts last night in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers. Howard, who is hitting .181, whipped his bat to the dugout after both strikeouts and sat in front of his locker for several minutes after the game had ended.
You can tell he is terribly frustrated.
Today's lineup looks like this: 1) Jayson Werth 2) Greg Dobbs 3) Chase Utley 4) Pat Burrell 5) Geoff Jenkins 6) Pedro Feliz 7) Eric Bruntlett 8) Carlos Ruiz 9) Jamie Moyer.