Phillies' lineup gets even weaker, as Hunter Pence is hurt

With Ryan Howard and Chase Utley on the shelf, the Phillies' offense has been struggling. And now they've suffered another blow. Hunter Pence is missing Monday night's game in Arizona with an injury to his left arm/shoulder (CSN Philly). He'll meet with a doctor prior to the game.

“I haven’t been diagnosed,” Pence said (CSN Philly). “They told me not to move until then.”

Without Pence, the Phillies' lineup can't instill much fear in opposing pitchers. Here's how it lines up Monday night against the Diamondbacks:

1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3. Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Ty Wigginton, 1B
5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. Carlos Ruiz, C
7. John Mayberry, RF
8. Freddy Galvis, 2B.

Yikes.

Also, Cliff Lee was supposed to be pitching Monday night, but he's on the DL with an oblique injury. So it's Kyle Kendrick instead.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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