Phillies Roster Moves and Starting Lineup Ahead of a Crucial Game 1 vs the Braves
Tonight starts the biggest series of Phillies baseball in a decade. The team travels to Atlanta to take on the Braves, who currently hold a 2.5 game lead on the Phillies in the NL East. Just a few moments ago, the Phillies announced some roster moves ahead of tonight’s game.
Bohmer is back. Alec Bohm has officially returned to the team, after spending the last month down in Triple-A after a rough season in the majors. Bohm was hitting .204/.302/.342 on the year and wasn’t able to really find his footing at the plate or in the field, after such a strong rookie season. Bohm is now back up with the team as they look to take the NL East title, and will most likely be used in pinch-hitting roles, potentially getting a start at third if desperately needed.
Connor Brogdon is back up with the team as well, after being placed on the IL with a right groin strain on September 15th. Brogdon is 5-4 on the year with a 3.60 ERA and has been a solid bullpen piece for the team. Getting him back will be very key for this team, with many minor league guys getting thrown into high leverage situations as of late.
Luke Williams and Ramon Rosso have been optioned to Lehigh Valley as the corresponding moves. Williams was really just pinch-hitting and getting late-inning fieldwork, and Ramon Rosso stinks. Two demotions that really won’t hurt this team, especially with the two guys that are taking their place.
Phillies Starting Lineup
Here’s how the team will lineup for Game 1 of their crucial three-game series. Phillies ace Zack Wheeler will get the ball and JT will catch him. Brad Miller will play 1st, and Odubel will leadoff in centerfield. GO PHILS.
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