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Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper will have his eyes on Braves started Julio Teheran on Opening Day (Chris O’Meara)
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper will have his eyes on Braves started Julio Teheran on Opening Day (Chris O’Meara)|Associated Press
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Single Digits: Nola, Teheran set to battle on Opening Day

Some other randon MLB notes as the season beckons

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WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Aaron Nola will be making his second consecutive opening-day start for the Phillies Thursday . . . Which pitcher had that honor for the club in 2017?

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> RHP Julio Teheran will be making his sixth consecutive opening day start for the Braves Thursday when they open against the Phillies . . . He is 6-2, 3.11 at Citizens Bank Park all-time, but 3-4, 4.01 against them in Atlanta.

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>>> The Cardinals have not been in the postseason since 2015 . . . They are trying to avoid their first four-year absence since 1988-95.

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>>> In case you’ve forgotten, the Red Sox finished the regular season with 108 wins in 2018 . . . The Orioles and Royals combined for 105 . . . They were 47-115 and 58-104 (and we simply can not use the term “respectfully” here).

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>>> OT Tommy Pham was a career .271 hitter for St. Louis when he was dealt to Tampa Bay at the trade deadine last season . . . He then posted a slash line of .343/.448/.622 in 39 games with the Rays.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Jeremy Hellickson was the Phillies’ opening day starter in 2017. He went five innings in a 4-3 vicrtory to pick up the win.