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Ryan Howard is riding the pine once again

Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies sits on the field in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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Ryan Howard is out of the Phillies’ lineup for the third consecutive game. It make a lot of sense tonight, however, as the Phillies face off against lefty Wade Miley. Darin Ruf gets the start. Ruf has hit a homer off Miley once, so that’s not nothing I suppose.

Still baffled at yesterday, though. Howard sat against a righty, Tim Hudson, who he has absolutely owned throughout his career. If you’re going to platoon, you give that start to Howard.