Tonight's lineup: Quintero catching Roy Halladay

Tonight's lineup: Quintero catching Roy Halladay

April 8, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Roy Halladay’s first start came on the road, against a team that had his number, with Erik Kratz behind the plate.

His second start will be at home, against a team he’s dominated, with Humberto Quintero behind the plate.

Will the results be different?

They should be, based solely off his track record against the Mets. As a Phillie, Doc is 7-0 with a 1.78 ERA against New York, and has held David Wright, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to nine hits in 63 at-bats (see game notes).

Quintero catches and bats eighth for Kratz, who is hitting just .150 this season and has stranded 10 of the 12 baserunners he’s had a chance to drive in.

Lefty Laynce Nix is out in right field against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. The platoon advantage may not matter – lefties hit just .212 off Harvey compared to .185 for righties. Teams have tried to stack lefties against Harvey and it hasn’t prevented him from pitching to a 2.44 ERA in 11 starts.

Here’s the lineup:


1) Ben Revere, CF
2) Jimmy Rollins, SS
3) Chase Utley, 2B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Michael Young, 3B
6) Domonic Brown, LF
7) Laynce Nix, RF
8) Humberto Quintero, C
9) Roy Halladay, P

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