Giants vs. Phillies, Starting Lineup: Carlos Beltran Bats Third, Brandon Belt Somewhere Else

Carlos Beltran is ready to make his San Francisco debut in Philadelphia.  The Giants now have one of the most stacked lineups in baseball at one position!

Changes with regards to yesterday: Andres Torres takes over for the radiant Aaron Rowant as lead-off hitter. Brandon Crawford is back in for Mike Fontenot, Jeff Keppinger moves up to Fontenot's spot in the two-hole. Chris Stewart takes over to catch in place of Eli Whiteside.

No changes in the Phillies lineup except the pitcher. What a dull team.

Reports are unconfirmed whether Brandon Belt has been frozen in a meat locker on Russian Hill so he can be shipped safely back to Fresno before marauding bands of Giants fans kidnap him and demand that he hit for Aubrey Huff for every bat for the rest of his life.

  1. Andres Torres CF
  2. Jeff Keppinger 2B
  3. Carlos Beltran RF
  4. Pablo Sandoval 3B
  5. Aubrey Huff 1B
  6. Nate Schierholtz LF
  7. Brandon Crawford SS
  8. Chris Stewart C
  9. Tim Lincecum P

The Phillies do this.

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Michael Martinez 3B
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Shane Victorino CF
  6. Raul Ibanez LF
  7. Domonic Brown RF
  8. Carlos Ruiz C
  9. Kyle Kendrick P

First pitch is set for 4:05 pm PT this evening with coverage on CSN Bay Area, MLB Network, KNBR 680 AM, and Brandon Belt's ham radio.

Check out more about the Giants at McCovey Chronicles and the Phillies at The Good Phight.

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