Aaron Nola

Phillies, Fightins, BlueClaws and Threshers set for Opening Day

Today is the day! Lehigh Valley started their season Tuesday and is now 2-0 on the season, but teams in Philadelphia, Reading, Jersey Shore and Clearwater are getting to start their season today. Here’s a look at what is happening on Phillies Gameday. Friday is a rare alignment of games where every Phillies team is playing at home for their first series of the 2022 season.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES vs Oakland A’s at Citizens Bank Park

Starters: PHIL – Aaron Nola (5th consecutive Opening Day assignment); OAK – Frankie Montas (13-9, 3.37 in 2021)

Aaron Nola is 2-2, 3.63 in his four previous Opening Day starts.

LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS (2-0) vs Columbus Clippers (0-2)

Starters: LV – Colton Eastman (1-4, 3.33 w/ LV and RDG in 2021); COL – Adam Scott (3-6, 4.52 in minors – 2021)

Transactions – Assigned to Lehigh Valley: RHPs Andrew Bellatti, Michael Kelly, LHP Jonathan Hennigan, INF Nick Maton. Moved to Developmental List: INF Ali Castillo

READING FIGHTINS vs Somerset (Yankees)

Starters: RDG – James McArthur (2-6, 4.25 w/RDG, JER, 2021); SOM – Luis Medina (6-4, 3.39 in minors, 2021)

JERSEY SHORE vs Aberdeen (Orioles)

Starters: JER – Ben Brown (1-0, 6.19 w/JER, FCL in 2021); ABD – TBD


Starters: CLW – Rafael Marcano (3-3, 3.63 w/CLW, FCL in 2021); FTM – John Stankiewicz (1-0, 2.84 w/FTM, FCL in 2021)

Fort Myers starter John Stankiewicz is from Voorhees, NJ.


Bryce Harper

Harper has UCL tear in elbow

Bryce Harper won’t be returning to the outfield any time soon. After Thursday night’s game, the Phillies announced that their right fielder has a small tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, which means that he will not be allowed to throw for at least a month, but he can continue to serve as the team’s […]

Jonathan Hennigan

Hennigan is hitting his stride

This season brought left-hander Jonathan Hennigan to Triple-A for the first time in his career. In each of his first two outings, the 27-year old struggled, allowing four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings, resulting in a 21.60 ERA. A main issue was control as Hennigan walked four with no strikeouts. Since then, Hennigan has […]