Philadelphia Phillies Starting Boring, Usual Lineup In Game 5

Friday night, the Phillies will play the most important game of their season. What does their starting lineup look like, you ask? You won't believe how many surprises you will not find below.

Jimmy Rollins, SS
Chase Utley, 2B
Hunter Pence, RF
Ryan Howard, 1B
Shane Victorino, CF
Raul Ibanez, LF
Placido Polanco, 3B
Carlos Ruiz, C
Roy Halladay, SP

Yuuuup. Pitcher aside, it's been the same starting lineup all series long, save for one fleeting blip that sounded like "John Mayberry", or "Ron A. Terry", or "Tom Gayderry." Whatever it was, it hasn't come back, and Charlie Manuel's sticking with the familiar. As he should, because this is the best lineup he could possibly produce. Right down to Halladay. They might score enough runs or they might not score enough runs, but if they don't score enough runs, it won't be Manuel's fault. Unless he removes Halladay after a batter or two and replaces him with Brian Schneider. No, no don't do that, then the lineup will never be able to score enough runs! Brian Schneider is not a pitcher! This is an important game!

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