Found February 28, 2013 on
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Time: 1:05 pm
Brighthouse Field– Clearwater, FL
Weather: 72, Partly Cloudy
TV: The Comcast Network
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Cole Hamels will get the first crack at division rivals Atlanta today in Clearwater. Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone, and Jake Diekman are scheduled to follow.
Line-up notes: Ben Revere is again leading off, this time with Jimmy Rollins also in the line-up, Chase Utley returns after not traveling with the team to Fort Myers, and Ryan Howard is starting his fifth consecutive Spring game. Domonic Brown is hitting sixth while Darin Ruf will rejoin the line-up after sitting out two games in the seven hole. This line-up, including the DH, is probably very close to what you will see on Opening Day in Kansas City barring any surprises.
1. Revere– CF
2. Rollins– SS
3. Utley – 2B
4. Howard – 1B
5. M. Young – 3B
6. Brown– RF
7. Ruf- LF
8. Nix- DH
9. Kratz– C
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