The Philadelphia Phillies face against the Atlanta Braves today at 3:05 pm to open the 2024 season.

A pair of aces will be on the mound today. Zack Wheeler will get the start for the Phillies and the Braves will go with Spencer Strider.

Phillies Manager Rob Thomson has posted the starting lineup.

  • 1. Kyle Schwarber, DH
  • 2. Trea Turner, SS
  • 3. Bryce Harper, 1B
  • 4. J.T. Realmuto, C
  • 5. Alec Bohm, 3B
  • 6. Bryson Stott, 2B
  • 7. Nick Castellanos, RF
  • 8. Brandon Marsh, LF
  • 9. Johan Rojas, CF

The most debated spot is leadoff. With slugger Kyle Schwarber hitting in the top spot. I prefer a more traditional hitter at the top of the order, but Thomson insists on hitting Schwarber there.

To me the key to the order is Bryce Harper in the three spot. Getting him up in the first inning is what you want.

This is a strong lineup and should produce a lot of offense. Expect them to light up the scoreboard many times this year.

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper. Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Matt Slocum

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