The day for baseball is finally here. It's been 143 days since the Phillies last took the field against another team, but the long wait is over as the Grapefruit League schedule begins today.
Phillies vs. Astros -- 1 p.m., TCN
Chase Utley will play his first official spring training game since 2010 today against the Astros. Ryan Howard is also in the lineup behind starter Cole Hamels.
Here's a look at the Phillies' lineup:
1) Ben Revere -- CF
2) Michael Young -- 3B
3) Chase Utley -- 2B
4) Ryan Howard -- 1B
5) Darin Ruf -- LF
6) Domonic Brown -- RF
7) Laynce Nix -- DH
8) Yuniesky Betancourt -- SS
9) Erik Kratz -- C
Revere will get plenty of chances to lead off this spring with Jimmy Rollins playing in the World Baseball Classic.
The Phils will face Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell. A calm, good-natured fellow, that Harrell.