With Ryan Howard getting the night off, Domonic Brown will finally get a chance to bat in the No. 4 spot as the Phillies begin their 10-game road trip in San Diego.
Cleanup is the only spot Brown has never hit in his career. Brown has had success hitting in the fifth spot, batting .284/.345/.588.
Still, Brown has struggled lately and has a 13-game home run drought. During that span, the 25-year-old is hitting just .191 with three doubles and three RBIs. He did pick up four hits in the Mets series.
In Howard's spot, Kevin Frandsen gets the start at first base and bats fifth. Frandsen hit the walk-off winner on Saturday, but he's also been hot all month, going 11 for 33 with four RBIs, two walks and just two strikeouts in June.
On the mound, Cliff Lee gets the start -- and he's the guy the Phillies want out there. Not only is Lee the only shoo-in All-Star at this point with a 9-2 record and 2.53 ERA, he's 7-0 with a 1.66 ERA in games following a Phillies losing streak this season. Petco Park is one of five current stadiums in which Lee has never won.
Here's the lineup Charlie Manuel will trot out against Eric Stults, who's 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his last five starts:
1) Jimmy Rollins, SS
2) Chase Utley, 2B
3) Michael Young, 3B
4) Domonic Brown, LF
5) Kevin Frandsen, 1B
6) Delmon Young, RF
7) John Mayberry Jr., CF
8) Carlos Ruiz, C
9) Cliff Lee, P