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Red Sox vs. Phillies Lineup: Who is going to step up for this team?

Let’s make a final push for the postseason, shall we?

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox’s postseason chances are getting slimmer and slimmer by the day. The Sox are 6.5 games back of a wild card spot, and things won’t be any easier for them Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.

After failing to give the bullpen the run support they needed on Tuesday, Mookie Betts and the Boston offense will need to find a way to light up Phillies pitcher Drew Smyly. If the bats get going, the Red Sox should be able to find a way to win. Especially considering Smyly is 2-6 on the season with a 7.09 ERA and 1.66 WHIP.

Rick Porcello, who is 11-9 on the season, should be able to hold down the fort tonight on the mound at Fenway Park. Although, he may have a tough time with Bryce Harper, who is heating up at the plate. The Phillies right fielder is batting .320 with 10 RBIs, four home runs and a .840 SLG percentage.

Alex Cora will be trotting Marco Hernandez out to second base, while Sam Travis will get the start at first.

Here are Wednesday’s full starting lineups:

Game 128 vs. Phillies

Lineup Spot Phillies Red Sox
Lineup Spot Phillies Red Sox
1 Rhys Hoskins, 1B Mookie Betts, RF
2 Bryce Harper, RF Rafael Devers, 3B
3 J.T. Realmuto, C Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Corey Dickerson, LF JD Martinez, DH
5 Jean Segura, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
6 Logan Morrison, DH Sam Travis, 1B
7 Scott Kingery, 3B Christian Vázquez, C
8 César Hernández, 2B Marco Hernández, 2B
9 Adam Haseley, CF Jackie Bradley Jr, CF
SP Drew Smyly, LHP Rick Porcello, RHP