3 Phillies regulars make trip to Lakeland for spring training opener


The Phillies had three regulars at the top of their batting order for today’s Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers.

Here’s their lineup for the 1:05 p.m. game in Lakeland:

1. Adam Haseley, CF

2. Scott Kingery, 2B

3. Alec Bohm, 3B

4. Jeff Mathis, C

5. Travis Jankowski, RF

6. C.J. Chatham, SS

7. Mickey Moniak, LF

8. Rafael Marchan, DH

9. Darick Hall, 1B

Ivan Nova, RHP

We could see a few more starters like Bryce Harper and Jean Segura in the lineup Monday when the Phillies play their first home game of spring training. That one will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ Monday at 1:05 p.m. (Here is the Phillies' full spring training TV schedule.)

Haseley and Kingery are two players competing for the center field job, along with Roman Quinn and potentially Odubel Herrera, who is in Phillies mini-camp in Clearwater.

Haseley opened the game with a solo home run, going 1 for 2 with a walk on the afternoon.

Mathis could factor into the Phillies’ plans this season as the third catcher carried on their five-man taxi squad for road trips. He’d become more important if J.T. Realmuto (small fracture in right thumb) is slowed during camp.

Chatham is a 26-year-old infielder the Phillies acquired from the Red Sox in mid-January. He is battling for a bench spot as a utilityman. “He’s on the verge of playing at the big-league level,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said after that trade.

Nova, a non-roster invitee, started the opener and was set to be followed by David Hale, Bryan Mitchell, Jonathan Hennigan, Enyel De Los Santos, JD Hammer and Tyler Carr.

Nova also allowed a leadoff homer and put five men on base, picking up just one out before being lifted at 27 pitches.

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