April 1, 2013
After a longer off-season than Phillies fans have been accustomed too the past few years and a spring training that made both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley appear to be healthy again, but with Roy Halladay's health remaining a question, the Phillies will begin their quest to show that they still have some fight left.
The Phillies missed the playoffs last season, having to watch division rivals in the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves play in October.
With the additions of Michael Young at third base, Mike Adams to the bullpen and Ben Revere in center field, the Phils will be looking to compete with Washington and Atlanta, and make one more run at the postseason.
The Phillies' road begins in Atlanta, with Cole Hamels on the mound to start the 2013 season.
Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
7:10 PM ET at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA.
PHI: LHP Cole Hamels
ATL: RHP Tim Hudson
PHI: CF Revere, SS Rollins, 2B Utley, 1B Howard, 3B Young, RF Brown, LF Mayberry, C Kratz, P Hamels
ATL: SS Simmons, RF Heyward, LF J. Upton, 1B Freeman, CF BJ Upton, 2B Uggla, 3B C. Johnson, C Laird, P Hudson
Credit to @PhilaBaseball for Phillies lineup and @ajcbraves for Braves lineup.