Kyle Schwarber leading off for Phillies versus Mets
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber is batting leadoff in Thursday's series opener against right-hander Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets.
Schwarber hit sixth on Wednesday versus a left-hander and went 1-for-3 with a walk drawn. He is now at the top of the order for the second time in three games. Alec Bohm is batting second and Nick Castellanos is in the cleanup spot for Philadelphia. Rhys Hoskins is hitting sixth.
Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Phillies have the fourth-highest implied total (4.69) on Thursday. Since 2019, Schwarber has a .312 ISO and Castellanos has a .235 ISO against right-handed pitchers.
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