Philadelphia opens season against Atlanta
Philadelphia; Thursday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta visits Philadelphia for opening day.
The Phillies finished 49-32 in home games in 2018. Philadelphia averaged 7.8 hits with 2.8 extra base hits per game and 241 total doubles last season.
The Braves finished 49-27 against NL East Division opponents in 2018. Atlanta pitchers had an ERA of 3.75 last year while striking out 8.8 hitters per game. The Braves won the season series 12-7 in 2018.
Phillies Injuries: Juan Nicasio: day-to-day (knee).