Today's Lineup: Jimmy Paredes in RF, batting 5th


Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has decided to go back to a traditional lineup for the team's series finale against the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.

In Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Nationals, Mackanin hit starting pitcher Aaron Nola eighth and rightfielder Peter Bourjos ninth, an experiement he employed for a few weeks.

Now, Mackanin has the starting pitcher — Adam Morgan (1-5, 6.70) — in the nine-hole and a position player eighth — second baseman Cesar Hernandez.

Saturday's lineup appeared to be because Mackanin decided to give Bourjous a rare start after the outfielder's defense proved not enough to warrant a prominent role anymore.

On Sunday, Jimmy Paredes takes over in right field and will bat fifth behind first baseman Tommy Joseph.

Paredes, who the Phillies claimed off waivers on June 1 from Toronto, is just 4 for 20 in nine games with the Phillies with two home runs and six RBIs.

Overall, Paredes is hitting .229 in 16 at-bats in 2016.

Here is the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Odubel Herrera, CF
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Maikel Franco, 3B
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Jimmy Paredes, RF
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Cody Asche, LF
8. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
9. Adam Morgan, P

For more on today's game, check out Steven Tyding's game notes.

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