Manbun has two career homers in 19 AB’s against Julio T, who was much better in his last outing. Let’s hope he can go deeper than six innings, as the bullpen has a 4.74 ERA, third-worst in the NL. Only Milwaukee relievers have given up more homers.
Here’s the line-up, featuring a No. 5 hitter with a .306 slugging percentage:
Markakis 9, Simmons 6, Freeman 3, Johnson 7, Callaspo 5, Peterson 4, Bethancourt 2, Maybin 8, Teheran 1