The Philadelphia Phillies will make their home debut today against their NL East counterparts, the Miami Marlins. The Phillies come back to Citizens Bank Park after dropping two of three to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cole Hamels will be on the bump for the first time this season. Hamels is coming off a strong 2011 that saw him post a 2.79 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP.
Today's lineup will see a few changes from Sunday.
1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3 Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. John Mayberry Jr., 1B
7. Carlos Ruiz, C
8. Freddy Galvis, 2B
9. Cole Hamels, P
Victorino moves down from the second slot to fifth, while Ruiz, Polanco and Mayberry will see action instead of Schnieder, Wigginton and Thome respectively.
As for the Marlins, they will throw Anibal Sanchez on the mound for his first appearance this season. Sanchez is a quality starter who struck out 202 batters and had a 3.67 ERA last year. At 1-3, the fish need to get something going.
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET