Tonight's lineup: Same look as Wednesday

Tonight's lineup: Same look as Wednesday

May 24, 2013, 3:30 pm
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The Phillies' lineup has a familiar look Friday night, with everyone exactly where they were for Wednesday's 3-0 win in Miami.

Jimmy Rollins, who has raised his batting average 30 points in his last 13 games, leads off. Ben Revere, hitting .370 in May, bats second against Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62).

Delmon Young and Domonic Brown will need to be more consistent at the plate with Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz on the DL. Young went 4-for-8 on Tuesday and Wednesday with two homers, a double, and a rally-starting infield single.

Brown has four extra-base hits in his last five games, and is slugging .517 in May, the best month of his career from a power standpoint.

Freddy Galvis starts his fifth straight game, batting seventh at second base.

Erik Kratz does the catching. He enters with a five-game hitting streak, and he's had exactly one hit in eight of his last nine games.

Kyle Kendrick is on the mound against a Nationals team that is second-to-last in the majors in batting average, on-base percentage and OPS. The Nats have also struck out more than every NL team except the Braves.

Phillies lineup

1) Jimmy Rollins, SS
2) Ben Revere, CF
3) Michael Young, 3B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Delmon Young, RF
6) Domonic Brown, LF
7) Freddy Galvis, 2B
8) Erik Kratz, C
9) Kyle Kendrick, P

Nationals lineup

1) Denard Span, CF
2) Bryce Harper, RF
3) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B (10 for 33, eight XBH vs. Kendrick)
4) Adam LaRoche, 1B (.314 BA in May)
5) Ian Desmond, SS (10 for 23, five XBH vs. Kendrick)
6) Kurt Suzuki, C
7) Tyler Moore, LF (hitting .121 this season)
8) Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
9) Jordan Zimmermann, P


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