Happy opening day, Phillies Nation!
It’s #NolaDay, too, as the Phillies visit the Braves to begin the 2018 regular season. The Phils are predicted to finish somewhere around .500 by most outlets, but there are more than a few experts who think our boys are going to reach the postseason. Expectations are as high as they’ve been in at least six years.
- Hernandez – 2B
- Santana – 1B
- Williams – RF
- Hoskins – LF
- Altherr – CF
- Crawford – SS
- Franco – 3B
- Knapp – C
- Nola – P
Pitchers: Aaron Nola (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Julio Teheran (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Odubel Herrera is on the bench today, as is Jorge Alfaro. No reason as to why Herrera is on the bench, but apparently Gabe Kapler is glad that the outfielder is upset about it.
Let’s get this season rolling.
Your Gameday Beer: Yup. We’re having beers, baby. Start the year with the dank The Shape of Hops to Come from locals Neshaminy Creek. Sit back, enjoy this hoppy, boozy delight, and dream of the season ahead as the Phils throw it down for the first time.