After a one-on-one meeting with Pete Mackanin this morning (see story), and a benching in the Phillies' 4-3 win in Game 1 win vs. Nationals, Odubel Herrera will start in centerfield and hit in the two-hole in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
Mackanin would not divulge any details about the meeting, but it came the morning after Herrera hacked at multiple pitches way out of the strike zone in a rally-killing at bat in Saturday night's loss that capped an 0 for 5 night.
Herrera earned a bit of redemption with a pinch-hit single up the middle in Game 1 Sunday afternoon.
Cesar Hernandez remains atop the lineup after going 1 for 4 with a walk in Game 1. He will be joined by fellow Game-1-mainstays Aaron Altherr and Freddy Galvis.
Altherr got the Phillies' ninth-inning rally started with a solo shot, his eighth of the year. Galvis went 0 for 3 with a walk in the game.
Game 2 of the doubleheader starts with Phillies Pregame Live at 6:30 on CSN or CSNPhilly.com (see game notes).
Here is the Phillies lineup for Game 2:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Odubel Herrera, CF
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Michael Saunders, RF
5. Andres Blanco, 3B
6. Brock Stassi, 1B
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Andrew Knapp, C
9. Vince Velasquez, P