That’s the suggestion as Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel will start Ben Francisco in left field against left-hander Tom Gorzelanny tonight, meaning Francisco and Raul Ibanez have platooned this entire series. Ibanez, who is hitting just .217/.270/.349 against lefties, last started against a lefty before the break and was hitless. Francisco hasn’t fared much better, hitting .227/.292/.364 against southpaws.
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