Phillies Lineup For Game 3

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.

Split AB BA OBP SLG OPS
vs RHB as LHP 613 .264 .309 .388 .697
vs LHB as LHP 146 .308 .352 .418 .770
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/4/2011.


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.

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