Chase Utley Hitting Sixth Tonight vs. D-Backs
For the first time since 2005, Chase Utley will hit in the sixth spot in the order for the Phillies. The former All-Star has struggled mightily this season, hitting just .118 with three home runs and 15 RBI.
After hitting third for most of his career and pretty much this entire season even with his struggles, Ryne Sandberg has finally seen enough.
For the first time since 2001, Grady Sizemore will hit in the three-hole, hitting just .242 this season, the Phillies don't have a lot of options for the middle of the line-up but one thing's for sure - now was the time to move Utley down.
After batting .355 with four homers and 24 RBI over 151 plate appearances for Lehigh Valley, Maikel Franco is hitting in the five spot in his first game of 2015 - he will hit behind Ryan Howard in the line-up.