Baseball is finally back at Citizens Bank Park. This year, the On Deck Series welcomes the Toronto Blue Jays to Philadelphia. With Spring Training finished, these two games for the Phillies will serve as tune-up games, and you can expect Charlie Manuel to hint at his lineup some more. Tonight, he has Ben Revere hitting leadoff again, with Jimmy Rollins hitting second. This is trend that I think most Phillies fans would hope continues into the regular season. He also has Michael Young splitting up the three lefties in Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Domonic Brown, slotting him in between Howard and Brown. This is a lineup that I think many would love to see on opening day, except with Laynce Nix getting the call against Tim Hudson rather than John Mayberry Jr.
Cliff Lee will be on the mound, and will go for at least three innings in the brisk Philadelphia air. This will be Ben Revere’s first game in front of the home crowd at Citizens Bank Park, so, if you’re going to the game, show him a warm welcome!
Lineup: Revere CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, M Young 3B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Kratz DH, Quintero C