The Game 3 lineup for the Phillies is up, and it looks pretty much as you'd expect, with one change.
Jimmy Rollins - SS
Chase Utley - 2B
Hunter Pence - RF
Ryan Howard - 1B
Shane Victorino - CF
John Mayberry, Jr. - LF
Placido Polanco - 3B
Carlos Ruiz - C
Cole Hamels - P
It's the typical Phillies lineup, with the exception of Mayberry starting over Raul Ibanez. Jaime Garcia is a left-hander, so that explains it. When it comes to head-to-head match-ups. Mayberry is 3-for-6 against Garcia, but Ibanez is 1-for-3.
Though if Manuel really wanted to give his veteran some credit, Garcia's splits this season aren't traditional.
|vs RHB as LHP||613||.264||.309||.388||.697|
|vs LHB as LHP||146||.308||.352||.418||.770|
Mayberry was the better hitter this year overall, but he was certainly the better hitter against lefties. Manuel probably didn't have to think too hard while filling out this lineup.