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Do I Need To Be Put Down After Thinking This Phillies Opening Day Lineup Might Have Playoff Push Potential?

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CINCINNATI ? The Phillies will begin their 135th season Monday afternoon at Great American Ballpark with a lineup that manager Pete Mackanin hopes to use often in the season’s first few months.

There are no surprises in his first batting order, which will oppose Reds righthander Scott Feldman. Here it is:

1. Cesar Hernandez 2B
2. Howie Kendrick LF
3. Odubel Herrera CF
4. Maikel Franco 3B
5. Michael Saunders RF
6. Tommy Joseph 1B
7. Cameron Rupp C
8. Freddy Galvis SS
9. Jeremy Hellickson P


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I mean…yes.