Mike Trout's first game at Citizens Bank Park as a big leaguer has been the talk for the last couple of days and seemingly the entire town of Millville, N.J. will be out in force to see its favorite son.
But there are also subplots involving the Phillies, closer Jonathan Papelbon and readiness to pitch after begging off in Sunday's ninth inning in New York. Needless to say, Papelbon garnered some headlines when he wasn't able to pitch.
Will he be ready for Tuesday's game?
Cliff Lee certainly will be ready to face the Angels. During his career, the Phils' lefty has had a lot of success against the current members of the Angels. Albert Pujols is 2 for 12 against Lee, Erick Aybar is 2 for 18 and Howie Kendrick is 4 for 22.
The best hitters against Lee have been former Phillies Raul Ibanez (9 for 36 with three doubles) at .250 and John McDonald at 3 for 11.
Here's how the Phillies will face Angels' pitcher Matt Shoemaker:
1. Ben Revere, cf
2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
3. Chase Utley, 2b
4. Ryan Howard, 1b
5. Marlon Byrd, rf
6. Dom Brown, lf
7. Carlos Ruiz, c
8. Cody Asche, 3b
9. Cliff Lee, p