After putting up seven runs in a 7-2 win over the Pirates on Friday night, Pete Mackanin has tweaked the Phillies' lineup for Saturday (4:05 p.m./CSN/CSNPhilly.com).
The only major change to the starting lineup is shortstop Freddy Galvis being slid into the two-hole. Galvis has had success batting second. In four games, he's 6 for 15 with three RBIs and no strikeouts. The scuffling Odubel Herrera (5 for his last 32) will bat fifth for the second straight game.
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Right fielder Michael Saunders is back in the lineup and batting seventh. He was inserted into Friday's win after Daniel Nava, who got the start last night in right, had to leave the game with a hamstring injury in the sixth. Saunders himself is still recovering from a minor groin injury.
The Phillies' two hottest bats in May, left fielder Aaron Altherr and first baseman Tommy Joseph, remain in the three and four spot, respectively. Altherr is in a mini slump, going just 3 for 19 over the last five games. Joseph is still on fire. He's raised his average from .183 to .265 in the month.
Here's tonight's lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Odubel Herrera, CF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Michael Saunders, RF
8. Cameron Rupp, C
9. Vince Velasuez, P