Franco has moved up to the two-hole for just the eighth game in his young career. The third baseman generally bats either third or fourth in the lineup.
After going 4 for 5 with three doubles and an RBI in the Phils' 6-4 loss to the Braves on Saturday night, Franco will not be in a run-producing spot hitting second.
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Still, if leadoff man Cesar Hernandez can get on base against Braves starter Julio Teheran, Franco could drive in some runs today. In his career, he's 8 for 30 with two doubles and three RBIs batting in the two-hole.
In other notable lineup notes, Tommy Joseph starts at first and bats third; Cameron Rupp hits cleanup, Aaron Altherr starts in center and Odubel Herrera gets the day off.
Here is the Phillies' full lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Maikel Franco, 3B
3. Tommy Joseph, 1B
4. Cameron Rupp, C
5. Darin Ruf, LF
6. Freddy Galvis, SS
7. Aaron Altherr, CF
8. Peter Bourjos, RF
9. Jake Thompson, P
For more on today's game, check out Steven Tydings' game notes.