Tonight's Lineup: O'Sullivan arrives on time

Tonight's Lineup: O'Sullivan arrives on time
August 7, 2014, 3:30 pm
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The Phillies posted their lineup for Thursday night but still haven't announced a starting pitcher for the series finale against the Astros.

Roberto Hernandez was in line to start but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon for two players to be named later (see story). Where the starting pitcher would be listed on the lineup card was left blank.

It could be Sean O'Sullivan, who was called up to take Hernandez's spot on the roster. O’Sullivan is 5-9 with a 4.57 ERA in 21 starts for Lehigh Valley and made a spot start for the Phillies on June 28, but he may not arrive in time to start the game. Cesar Jimenez will start if O'Sullivan isn't there on time. (UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: O'Sullivan will start.)

Ryan Howard, who went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs in last night's 10-3 win, will bat cleanup again. Howard is 4 for 10 with a homer, a double and four RBIs in the series thus far (see game notes).

Here's the full lineup:

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Marlon Byrd, RF
6. Grady Sizemore, LF
7. Carlos Ruiz, 2
8. Cody Asche, 3B
9. Sean O'Sullivan, SP

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