Phillies Set Opening Day Lineup

The Philadelphia Phillies have finally released their Opening Day lineup, and it looks like this:

1. Ben Revere (CF)

2. Jimmy Rollins (SS)

3. Chase Utley (2B)

4. Ryan Howard (1B)

5. Michael Young (3B)

6. Domonic Brown (LF)

7. John Mayberry (RF)

8. Erik Kratz (C)

9. Cole Hamels (SP)

It is refreshing to see Charlie Manuel finally bite the bullet and move J-Rol back to 2nd in the lineup. He’s just not consistent enough to hit first, but will be a fine 2-hole guy. It is great, however, to see Ben Revere in the leadoff spot! The guy is the fastest player on the team and can hit for a .300 average. With him making plays on the basepaths the Phillies’ run production should rise.

Also interesting to see John Mayberry in the lineup even against a righty (Tim Hudson). Wonder whether this represents Charlie’s trust or if he’ll actually platoon with Delmon Young/Laynce Nix.

 

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Categories: Beat Writing, Phillies

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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