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Today's Lineup: Aaron Altherr Batting Third, Maikel Franco Sits Vs. Mariners

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    Today's Lineup: Aaron Altherr Batting Third, Maikel Franco Sits Vs. Mariners
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    Today's Lineup: Aaron Altherr batting third, Maikel Franco sits vs. Mariners

    It seems Aaron Altherr has solidified his spot in the lineup, for now. Altherr will slide into the three-hole today vs. the Mariners, overtaking Odubel Herrera's usual spot in the order. Herrera will bat second today.

    Altherr hit another three-run bomb Tuesday night, his fifth homer of the year, tying him with Maikel Franco for the team lead. Altherr has been on a tear this season, but has stepped it up even more in May, hitting .423, with seven of his 11 hits going for extra bases. 

    Hitting in the three-hole, Phillies hitters are averaging just .248 on the year.

    After an 0 for 5 night with three strikeouts Tuesday, Franco will sit in place of Andres Blanco Wednesday. Franco was the only Phillies position player without in the loss.

    Here is the Phillies lineup:

    1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
    2. Odubel Herrera, CF
    3. Aaron Altherr, LF
    4. Michael Saunders, RF
    5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
    6. Andres Blanco, 3B
    7. Freddy Galvis, SS
    8. Andrew Knapp, C
    9. Zach Eflin, P