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The Phillies hope to find some offense in this afternoon’s series finale with the New York Mets. Jon Niese held the Phillies scoreless over six and two-thirds innings and the bullpen finished the shut-out, the sixth time out of eight games that the Phils have been held to three or fewer runs. Cole Hamels (3.02 xFIP in 2011), who pitched into the sixth inning with nine strikeouts in his last start, will oppose Mike Pelfrey (4.55). After this afternoon’s game, the Phillies fly out west for three games with the San Francisco Giants, four with the San Diego Padres, and three with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Ruben Tejada, SS (.315 wOBA in 2011)
- Daniel Murphy, 2B (.350)
- David Wright, 3B (.342)
- Ike Davis, 1B (.391)
- Scott Hairston, LF (.329)
- Lucas Duda, RF (.368)
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF (N/A)
- Mike Nickeas, C (.223)
- Mike Pelfrey, SP
Jason Bay was scratched from the lineup with a jammed right index finger.
(Ryan note: I just want you to know, before you read this lineup, that I think you’re very handsome, and I hope you have a wonderful day.)