Phillies need a lineup shakeup to spark the offense

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PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 06: Manager Gabe Kapler #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from the top step of the dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Chase Field on August 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 06: Manager Gabe Kapler #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from the top step of the dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Chase Field on August 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 03: Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two run double in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

1: Roman Quinn CF

Sometimes you have to play the hot hand. Since joining the club, Roman Quinn has posted a .293 average while striking out just five times in 41 at-bats. Out of 20 games, Quinn has started just six times, mainly being used as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement. Quinn, known for his blazing speed, has stolen three bases in his six starts showing the ability to get on base and create damage. With his wheels and big bats behind him, Quinn would be a run machine.

2: Justin Bour 1B

Bour has failed to put up the same numbers as he did in his career season just one year ago. The lefty batted .289 with 25 home runs just one season ago, now hitting a struggling .226. Yet a common theory about Bour’s dip this season is the bats surrounding him. One year ago, his lineup protection featured Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, all who left the Marlins last offseason. Putting Bour back into a situation where he would be protected by the heart of the Phillies lineup could rejuvenate the first baseman heading down the stretch.

3: Wilson Ramos C

The All-Star catcher has certainly made his impact on the Phillies since joining them last week. He has gone 7-17 with five extra-base hits during his first five games with the club. Ramos is the only .300 hitter on the roster. This one does not require a ton of explanation; just hope Ramos continues to swing it well for the Phils.

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