Tonight's Lineup: No Nelson Cruz Or Carlos Ruiz for Mariners - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Tonight's Lineup: No Nelson Cruz Or Carlos Ruiz for Mariners



    The Phillies are going with their standard lineup Tuesday against deceptive Mariners left-hander Ariel Miranda.

    Michael Saunders stays in the lineup. He and Odubel Herrera are the only left-handed hitters in the lineup. Saunders has been at least respectable against southpaws, going 7 for 29 (.241).

    Despite some thought of Aaron Altherr's moving into more of a run-producing spot in the lineup, he remains in the two-hole. Altherr has reached base in 15 of his last 27 plate appearances, and he has either an extra-base hit or a multi-hit game in five of his last six.

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

    Carlos Ruiz is not in the Mariners' lineup. Former Phillies farmhand Tuffy Gosewisch is behind the plate. 

    The Phillies also catch a break with Nelson Cruz, who's hitting .319 with seven homers and 28 RBIs, out of the lineup.

    1. Jean Segura, SS
    2. Ben Gamel, RF
    3. Robinson Cano, 2B
    4. kyle Seager, 3B
    5. Danny Valencia, 1B
    6. Guillermo Heredia, LF
    7. Jarrod Dyson, CF
    8. Tuffy Gosewisch, C
    9. Ariel Miranda, P