A sore quad will keep Ben Revere out for a second straight game Friday night in New York. John Mayberry will make his first appearance of the season in center field against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee.
Chase Utley slides back into the two-hole, where he homered on Wednesday. Michael Young splits up Utley and Ryan Howard. The Phillies have four lefties, three righties and a switch-hitter in the lineup against Gee.
The Phillies have hit Gee hard over the years and desperately need a win. Another loss would give them their first 15-loss April in 11 seasons.
1) Jimmy Rollins, SS (7 for 11 off Gee)
2) Chase Utley, 2B
3) Michael Young, 3B (4 for 5, two HR vs. Gee)
4) Ryan Howard, 1B (3 for 9, three HR vs. Gee)
5) Domonic Brown, LF
6) John Mayberry, CF (4 for 11, two HR vs. Gee)
7) Laynce Nix, RF
8) Erik Kratz, C
9) Kyle Kendrick, P (two ER or less in 30 of last 44 starts)
And for the Mets
1) Mike Baxter, RF
2) Ruben Tejada, SS
3) Daniel Murphy, 2B
4) David Wright, 3B
5) Lucas Duda, LF
6) John Buck, C
7) Ike Davis, 1B
8) Jordany Valdespin, CF
9) Dillon Gee, P
Gee’s ERA on the road is over 14.00, but at home it’s just 0.75 this season.
The Phillies have won seven of their last 10 games at Citi Field.