Howard out with Flu; Stairs batting cleanup

According to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, Ryan Howard is out of tonight’s lineup with the flu. He reportedly had a 104-degree fever last night. This forced Manuel to do some major shuffling to create today’s lineup:

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The Phils' lineup as seen on the clubhouse lineup board (Photo: John R. Finger)

Yes, that’s right, Matt Stairs is hitting cleanup today. It came as such a shock that the Canadian slugger asked for the above picture. It seems that the strange lineup is not a result of the Phils’ recent poor play, rather the result of a badly hurt team. Paul Bako will start behind the plate today.

–News desk

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1 Comment

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One response to “Howard out with Flu; Stairs batting cleanup

  1. D-man

    Guess he wasn’t too sick to hit a bomb.

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