Tonight's Lineup: Maikel Franco Moves Up to 5-hole in Phillies' Series Opener Against Braves - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Tonight's Lineup: Maikel Franco Moves Up to 5-hole in Phillies' Series Opener Against Braves

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Maikel Franco is moving up.

    After clubbing his first home run since May 18 Sunday, Franco moved up to the five-hole for Monday night's series opener in Atlanta. Odubel Herrera remains in the two-hole.

    Franco, who has struggled this season, is currently riding a four-game hitting streak and has hits in five of his last six games. He is six for his last 16 at-bats with a homer, a double and just one RBI. He's struck out just once in his last three games, however.

    The Phillies' third baseman has just two hits in 11  at-bats batting fifth this season.

    In 20 career plate appearances against Braves starter Bartolo Colon, Franco is just 1 for 19 with two RBIs, one walk and three strikeouts.

    Andrew Knapp catches Nick Pivetta and will bat seventh.

    Here is the Phillies' full lineup.

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

    For more on tonight's game, check out Corey Seidman's game notes.