Six weeks ago, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams and Jorge Alfaro were at Triple A playing for the IronPigs.
On Friday night, they're all in the Phillies' lineup together for the first time.
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Hoskins bats cleanup in his second major-league game. He had a rude introduction to the majors last night against Jacob deGrom, but Hoskins will have much juicier matchups this weekend, beginning tonight against Mets right-hander Seth Lugo (see game notes).
Alfaro gets his second start behind the plate. He went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles last Saturday but hasn't played since.
It will be a prospect-filled game - the Mets have called up top offensive prospect Dominic Smith just days after bringing up shortstop Amed Rosario.
Perhaps all the fresh faces will help the Phillies play a more respectable brand of baseball against the Mets, who are 37-14 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012 and have 50 home runs in their last 22 games in South Philly.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Rhys Hoskins, LF
5. Nick Williams, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Tommy Joseph, 1B
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Nick Pivetta, P