Braves vs Phillies…the lineups have been submitted!!
The Atlanta Braves have gone through one of the most hectic and crazy offseason ever. After another unsatisfactory season in 2017, we all looked ahead to possible a solid offseason that would make us playoff-worthy in 2018. Instead, we got hit with one of the worst penalties in MLB history.
The John Coppolella and the Braves front office story is one we’ll probably never forget. How can we? We’d like to put it in our past, but it’s still going to be our past.
With the new GM addition of Alex Anthopoulos, we had a sneaky suspicion that he’d come in and make a huge splash. Instead, he stayed true to his word that he’s going to go slow and evaluate who’s currently on the roster. Then, make the moves he feels is right.
We’ve all thought we’d make a few moves this winter, but we didn’t. Biggest signing was probably Charlie Culberson. It’s all good though, right!? We’re being told that the 2018-2019 will be our offseason that AA is going to come out strong.
Anyways, it’s Opening Day 2018 and we’re ready for it! Let’s check out the Braves and Phillies Opening Day lineups!
Philadelphia Phillies 3/29
2B Cesar Hernandez
1B Carlos Santana
RF Nick Williams
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LF Rhys Hoskins
CF Aaron Altherr
SS J.P. Crawford
3B Maikel Franco
C Andrew Knapp
SP Aaron Nola
Atlanta Braves 3/29
CF Ender Inciarte
2B Ozzie Albies
1B Freddie Freeman
RF Nick Markakis
C Tyler Flowers
LF Preston Tucker
SS Dansby Swanson
3B Ryan Flaherty
P Julio Teheran
One thing that stands out to me is Markakis batting 4th instead of Flowers. Is that because of the Spring he had? Markakis is 5-17 with 2 HR, 2 BB, 5 k’s with a .294 batting average against Phillies Aaron Nola. Flowers is 0-2 with one strikeout.
The Gang Has Arrived!!
Braves beat writer, Mark Bowman, tweeted out a little bombshell this morning about the Braves roster. His words were “The Braves have not yet announced their Opening Day roster. There’s a chance they could still complete a late acquisition.”
So there is that to keep an eye on…
First pitch at SunTrust park is scheduled for 4:10pm on FOX Sports. Be sure to begin watching FOX Sports at 1pm as they’re going to have an All-Access Spring Training coverage and then pre-game begins!
It’s a great time of the year and we’re ready for the season to kick off!
One last reminder, check your fantasy baseball lineups as they’re a few games that got postponed because of weather conditions.