Andrew Knapp absent from Phillies' lineup Thursday
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs.
J.T. Realmuto is starting at catcher over Knapp and hitting cleanup again. Brad Miller is returning to the lineup to play first base and bat seventh.
numberFire’s models project Realmuto for 12.2 FanDuel points and he has a $3,100 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Phillies have an implied total of 4.9 runs. Hendricks is registering a career-low 16.9 strikeout percentage (bottom 9% of the league) and a 5.6 walk percentage this season, with a 4.85 xERA and a .333 xwOBA.
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