Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/31/13
It’s finally here Phillies fans. The Phillies will actually be playing baseball tomorrow. They have been playing all spring but these games will actually count! It has been a long off season since the Phillies did not make the playoffs and was the first time since 2007. Cole Hamels will be getting the start for the Phillies tomorrow night against the Atlanta Braves.  It is his first career opening day start. He will be going up against Tim Hudson who is starting his 6th opening day. Last season the Braves had a winning record against the Phillies. It will be a close series as the Phillies have a good lineup and the Braves acquired the Upton Brothers. Both teams are ready to fight for a playoff spot and that top spot in the National League East. This will be a fun first opening series to watch!  
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