After Thursday's scheduled opener was postponed due to weather, the Philadelphia Phillies are finally ready to kick off the 2024 season, taking the diamond for their Opening Day matchup against the Atlanta Braves

After announcing their Opening Day roster on Thursday, the team revealed its lineup for Friday’s home game at Citizens Bank Park.

Leading off for Philadelphia is designated hitter Kyle Schwarber. He’s followed by shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Bryce Harper.

The Schwarber in the leadoff spot debate is usually a hotly contested one, but the team is 170-145 for a winning percentage of .540 with him starting the game off, so he will start the season there.

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Taking his place in the cleanup spot to start off the season is is catcher J.T. Realmuto, who hit .252 with 20 home runs and 63 RBI in 2023.

Next up is third baseman Alec Bohm who is coming off back-to-back seasons where he knocked in 97 runs and hit 20 home runs, followed by second baseman Bryson Stott, and right fielder Nick Castellanos.

Rounding out the Opening Day lineup are left fielder Brandon Marsh and center fielder John Rojas.

Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day 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

On the bump is starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. Atlanta will counter with Spencer Strider on the mound.

Here is the Braves lineup.

  1. Ronald Acuña Jr., RF
  2. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  3. Austin Riley, 3B
  4. Matt Olson, 1B
  5. Marcell Ozuna, DH
  6. Michael Harris II, CF
  7. Sean Murphy, C
  8. Orlando Arcia, SS
  9. Jarred Kelenic, LF

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