Ryan Howard out of lineup for Phillies vs. Pirates

Jul 3, 2013 |
News has emerged that Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will not be in the lineup tonight as the Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Howard went 2-for-4 with one RBI in Philadelphia's 3-1 victory over the Bucs Tuesday night but has been dealing with a sore knee.

The slugger is hitting .267 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.

Howard currently has seven DNP's on the season and the Phillies are 3-4 without him in the lineup.

Pittsburgh is currently the fave at -192 and the total is eight.

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