Phillies Roster Moves, Injury Updates, and Starting Lineup Ahead of Today’s 4:05 Matinee
After taking game one of a three game series last night vs the New York Mets in electric fashion, the Phillies are getting set to play game two today. Now owning a 57-53 record, sitting in the lead of the NL East by a half game, the Phils look to win their seventh game in a row today. The team just moments ago released the starting lineup, and roster moves ahead of today’s matinee with the Mets.
Chase Anderson is officially headed back to the injured list (retro to 8/5), with tendinitis in his right tricep. Anderson was just recently moved back into the starting lineup after coming off of the IL, and now is right back. Anderson is 2-4 on the season, with a 6.75 ERA in 14 games played.
Nick Maton has been recalled from Lehigh Valley. Maton has been up and down with the team all year, but with the new addition of Freddy Galvis, and Ronald Torreyes playing great baseball, there hasn’t really been a need for Maton in the pros.
Hoskins is currently nursing that groin injury that kept him out of the Pittsburgh series last weekend. Hoskins has been crushing the ball over his last 7 games, slashing a line of .435/.500/.957, with an OPS of 1.457. Adding three home runs and 9 RBIs to his stats as well, Rhys is heating up just at the right time, and hopefully he’ll be back from this injury tomorrow.
After getting hit in the elbow last night by a pitch, Didi is out of today’s game as well. Gregorious hasn’t been playing the best baseball lately, but with a home run last night, and some big defensive plays the last few games, he’s been starting to find his footing again. I’ll never complain about seeing Ronald Torreyes in the lineup, but the injury doesn’t seem to be major. Didi should be back in no time, even by tomorrow, the series finale.
Phillies’ Starting Lineup
Odubel Herrera leads off in left, Brad Miller fills in for Rhys once again at first. Jankowski will play center, and Ranger Suarez will get the start today. According to Girardi, Suarez is on a loose 60 pitch limit. He’ll go up against Tylor Megill (1-1, 2.68 ERA), as the Phillies look to win their seventh game in a row in today’s 4:05 matinee showdown.
Keep packing the bank. Phils are HOT.
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