It's a new month, but the Phillies' lineup looks pretty much the same as it did to end May. With one difference.
Odubel Herrera is out of the lineup as the Phils start their three-game series against the Giants on Friday night.
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After sitting the middle two games of the Marlins series, Herrera returned for the series finale on Wednesday, going 1 for 4 with a single and a strikeout. In the month of May, Herrera went 20 for 109 (.183) with just five runs scored and five RBIs. He had just eight extra-base hits in the month (all doubles) but didn't hit a home run. He also struck out 30 times. His average went from .270 after the first game in May all the way down to .218 by the end of the month.
Aaron Altherr takes Herrera's spot in center field and Michael Saunders fills in at right.
While Herrera is out of the lineup again, Maikel Franco remains in the lineup for the second straight game and moves up from the sixth spot to fifth in the order.
Here's the full lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Aaron Altherr, CF
3. Howie Kendrick, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Michael Saunders, RF
7. Cameron Rupp, 2B
8. Freddie Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P