Today's Lineup: Phillies' 3 and 4 Hitters Both Hot for First Time in Forever

With Maikel Franco's hot streak and Nick Williams' quick adjustment to the big leagues, the Phillies have a legitimate three-four right now for the first time in quite a while.

Both players homered last night, with Franco hitting his 14th of the season and Williams his third. Franco's was a line shot over the left-field wall that broke a late tie. Williams' was an opposite-field shot that gave the Phillies some much-needed insurance.

Franco over his last 13 games has hit .308 with four doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs. His three-hit night Tuesday got his batting average to .230 and his slugging percentage over .400 for the first time since May 4. That was 65 games ago.

Here's the Phillies' lineup as they go for their first win in a three-game series since June 2-4 against the Giants:

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

And for the Marlins:

1. Dee Gordon, 2B
2. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
3. Christian Yelich, CF
4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
5. Justin Bour, 1B
6. Derek Dietrich, 3B
7. A.J. Ellis, C
8. Miguel Rojas, SS
9. Dan Straily, P

Copyright CSNPhily
Contact Us