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.
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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