Tonight's lineup: Cody Asche bats 2nd for first time since 2014


The pitcher is back in the eight-hole for the Phillies as manager Pete Mackanin tries anything to spark his offense.

The Phillies have lost 16 of their last 20 games and been outscored 31-7 the last three nights. They continue to muster little offense at home, where they've been out-homered 48-26 (see game notes).

So Adam Morgan bats eighth Friday night against fellow lefty Robbie Ray of the Diamondbacks. 

Cody Asche bats second for the Phils, his first start in the two-hole since Sept. 25, 2014. The Phillies need more offense from that spot with Odubel Herrera getting on base so much as the leadoff man. Phillies two-hole hitters have a .224 batting average and .630 OPS, both third-worst in the majors, ahead of only Atlanta and Oakland.

Tommy Joseph moves up a spot from fourth to third, swapping with Maikel Franco.

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

And for the Diamondbacks:

1. Jean Segura, 2B
2. Michael Bourn, CF
3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Welington Castillo, C
5. Peter O'Brien, LF
6. Yasmany Tomas, RF
7. Jake Lamb, 3B
8. Nick Ahmed, SS
9. Robbie Ray, P

Roster move
The Phillies brought up right-hander Severino Gonzalez from Triple A to replace Colton Murray on the 25-man roster. Gonzalez, who had a 7.92 ERA in seven starts with the Phillies last season, has been successful as a reliever for Reading and Lehigh Valley this year, posting a 3.07 ERA in 44 innings with 34 strikeouts and eight walks.

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