Tonight's Lineup: Aaron Altherr Sees New Spot; Phillie-killer Ryan Braun Returns

Aaron Altherr is leading off the second half for the Phillies.

The rightfielder, who has hit primarily second or third this season, will be atop the lineup on Friday night as the Phillies kick off their post-All-Star break schedule against the Brewers in Milwaukee (8:10/CSN).

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If one performance is any indication of future success, Altherr is in a good spot. In his only game hitting leadoff this season, Altherr went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs scored and a stolen base. Altherr is coming off a productive first half in which the 26-year-old hit .284 with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.

As for other notables in Friday's lineup, Nick Williams gets the start in left field and will hit fifth. In his first 10 big-league games, Williams is slashing .281/.343/.438.

And behind the plate, Andrew Knapp gets the start with Nick Pivetta on the mound.

Here is the Phillies' lineup:

1. Aaron Altherr, RF
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Maikel Franco, 3B
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Nick Williams, LF
6. Andrew Knapp, C
7. Odubel Herrera, CF
8. Andres Blanco, 2B
9. Nick Pivetta, P

For the Brewers, Phillie-killer Ryan Braun returns to action. Braun re-injured his calf during last Saturday's game and missed Sunday's finale before the All-Star break.

He previously spent a month on the DL while battling the injury. Braun is hitting .259 on the year with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs in 40 games played.

He'll hope to get going vs. a Phillies team he has dominated in his career. In 61 games vs. the Phillies, Braun is hitting .375/.412/.685 with 20 home runs and 53 RBIs.

Here is the Brewers' lineup:

1. Jonathan Villar, 2B
2. Eric Thames, 1B
3. Ryan Braun, LF
4. Travis Shaw, 3B
5. Domingo Santana, RF
6. Manny Pina, C
7. Keon Broxton, CF
8. Orlando Arcia, SS
9. Zach Davies, P

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