After a very quiet evening against Jonathan Niese on Tuesday, Ryne Sandberg will turn to an injection of Pete Orr into his lineup in an attempt to get the bats going. Orr is penciled in as your left fielder this evening, his first start in the outfield since 2008.
Speaking of the Phils lineup, tonight will mark the 13th different lineup in 13 tries for Sandberg. You certainly can't say he's not giving everyone a fair shake.
But jeez, the Phillies outfield tonight will be Orr in left, Roger Bernadina in center, and John Mayberry Jr. in right.
Pete Orr and left field go together like Canadians and baseball.
— Pete Orr Facts (@PeteOrrFacts) August 28, 2013
— Tom G. (@doctomg) August 28, 2013
Tonight's pitching matchup has Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.62) looking to avoid his 14th loss of the season taking on RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 9.00) for the Mets.
One of the brighter spots for the Phillies as of late, Cody Asche, is back in the lineup after getting a night off last night. Darin Ruf gets his turn on the bench tonight.
7:10 start from Flushing. Please don't get shutout by the Mets again. Please.