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Phillies Vs Pirates Sunday Starting Lineup

The Phillies have released their starting lineup for their Easter Sunday series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After two straight games where the Phils managed just one run, Charlie Manuel has made notable changes to his lineup.

Juan Pierre will get his first start leading off and playing center field in place of John Mayberry. Jim Thome gets his first start of the season at first base in the cleanup spot and Brian Schneider gives Carlos Ruiz a break in the 9 hole. Ty Wigginton makes his first start of the year at 3B in place of Placido Polanco.

The full lineup is as follows.

1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Shane Victorino, CF
3. Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Jim Thome, 1B
6. Ty Wigginton, 3B
7. Freddy Galvis, 2B
8. Brian Schneider, C
9. Vance Worley, P

It’s certainly a different lineup, but not necessarily better on paper. Plus, it’s one that should certainly be a downgrade as far as defense is concerned. The game gets underway at 1:35pm on WPHL17 today.