Phillies 2021 Opening Day Lineup
Year two of the Joe Girardi era begins today when the Phillies take on the Braves with Aaron Nola facing Max Fried at 3:05 p.m.
Here's Philadelphia's first lineup for the 2021 season.
The one mild surprise would be Adam Haseley getting the Opening Day nod over Roman Quinn against a left-handed pitcher.
In 2020, Haseley didn't get the call against many lefties, but Girardi is giving him a shot to prove he can hit lefties starting today, after getting just 10 at-bats against southpaws in 2020.
The team has elected to go with Rhys Hoskins in the No. 2 hole, with Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Alec Bohm backing him up at 3-4-5.
The lineup is deep with veterans Didi Gregorius and Jean Segura hitting 6-7 and Haseley in the No. 8 spot.
There is no designated hitter in the NL this season, so Nola hits ninth.
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