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:

Phillies

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