Aaron Nola, Phillies live on TV today vs Orioles
After a miserable, non-televised Grapefruit League opener on the road against the Detroit Tigers, the Phillies are back in action today at home in Clearwater, Florida against the Baltimore Orioles. Two projected Opening Day position players will join the lineup today, with Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura starting. The game will be live on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ at 1:05 PM.
Andrew Knapp and Brad Miller will play today and should continue to see a good amount of plate appearances this Spring as JT Realmuto heals a fractured thumb and Rhys Hoskins gets back into the swing of things after offseason elbow surgery.
Keep an eye on Matt Joyce, who hopes to make the Opening Day roster after joining the Phillies this offseason on a minor-league deal. Over the last five seasons, Joyce has a .367 OBP as a pinch-hitter and an .818 OPS against right-handed pitchers.
Bryson Stott, Jhailyn Ortiz, and Mickey Moniak will be available off the bench today.
- LF ANDREW McCUTCHEN
- 2B JEAN SEGURA
- C ANDREW KNAPP
- 1B BRAD MILLER
- CF ROMAN QUINN
- RF MATT JOYCE
- SS NICK MATON
- 3B RONALD TORREYES
- DH RODOLFO DURAN
- P AARON NOLA
Yesterday, non-roster invitee Ivan Nova had a rough outing, lasting only one third of an inning. He gave a leadoff home run before loading the bases and walking in a run. After 27 first inning pitches, his debut was over. The Tigers scored six runs in the inning. Adam Haseley hit a home run the second pitch of the game, which was ultimately one of four hits for the Phillies. Mickey Moniak doubled and C.J. Chatham and Jeff Mathis both added singles. Scott Kingery was 0 for 3 at the plate.
There will be fans in attendance this afternoon for the Phillies’ home opener at the newly renamed BayCare Ballpark. As of today, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia restrictions will now allow 2,500 people at outdoor events. That does however, include employees at the stadium. These numbers are expected to increase over time and the Phillies remain hopeful to be playing in front of fans on Opening Day.
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