ESPN+ Event Page Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Opening Day is almost here in the U.S., and fans are already making plans on how to watch the most anticipated games of the year. You can see Thursday's biggest matchup by streaming Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies using a free trial of ESPN+.

The Atlanta Braves will face the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28, at 3:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park. Julio Teheran will get the start at pitcher for the Braves, and he will be opposed by Aaron Nola, who will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies.

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Bryce Harper was the biggest off-season acquisition in Major League Baseball. He signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia, leaving behind his former teammates on the Washington Nationals. Harper told Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic that he took this long deal, with no options to leave, over shorter deals or no trade clauses because he wanted to fully commit to a city and a team in order to have the best chance at success. Harper was a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player winner in Washington, and he joins a Phillies team that was 80-82 last year. The team was 22nd in Runs Batted In last year, which is an area where Harper excels. He had a career high 100 RBIs in 2018, so if that travels north up I-95, the Phillies should be much improved.

The Atlanta Braves won the NL East division last year, besting both the Nationals and Phillies with a 90-72 record. In the playoffs, they lost a Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who went on to represent the NL in the World Series. The Braves may not have spent the kind of money that went to names like Harper and Machado, but they did make moves that they expect will make them better than last year. The biggest move was bringing in third baseman Josh Donaldson . Donaldson is an MVP and three time All Star who split time last year between Toronto and Cleveland. He will replace Johan Camarago, who now moves to the bench as a super-substitute, with experience in the outfield, second base, third base, and shortstop.

If you missed it when it went down, watch Harper discuss signing with the Phillies at his Introductory Press Conference.

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Major League Baseball on ESPN+

  • March 28, 3 p.m.: Atlanta at Philadelphia
  • March 29, 7 p.m., Houston at Tampa Bay
  • March 30, 1 p.m., Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees
  • March 31, 2 p.m., St. Louis at Milwaukee
  • April 1, 7 p.m., N.Y. Mets at Miami
  • April 2, 10 p.m., Boston at Oakland
  • April 3, 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati
  • April 4, 6 p.m., Toronto at Cleveland
  • April 5, 7:20 p.m., Miami at Atlanta
  • April 6, 1 p.m., Kansas City at Detroit
  • April 7, 1 p.m., N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore
  • April 8, 7 p.m., Washington at Philadelphia
  • April 9, 7 p.m., Minnesota at N.Y. Mets
  • April 10, 10 p.m., Milwaukee at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • April 11, 1 p.m., Cleveland at Detroit
  • April 12, 7 p.m., Tampa Bay at Toronto
  • April 13, 1 p.m, Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees
  • April 14, 1:35 p.m., Pittsburgh at Washington
  • April 15, 7:40 p.m., Toronto at Minnesota
  • April 16, 10 p.m., Houston at Oakland
  • April 17, 2 p.m., Kansas City at Chicago White Sox
  • April 18, 1 p.m., Chicago White Sox at Detroit
  • April 19, 8 p.m., Houston at Texas
  • April 20, 1 p.m, Chicago White Sox at Detroit
  • April 21, 1:20 p.m., Arizona at Chicago Cubs
  • April 22, 8 p.m., Minnesota at Houston
  • April 23, 6 p.m., Miami at Cleveland
  • April 24, 7 p.m., Arizona at Pittsburgh
  • April 25, 8 p.m., Cleveland at Houston
  • April 26, 10 p.m., Texas at Seattle
  • April 28, 4 p.m., Texas at Seattle
  • April 28, 4 p.m., Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers
  • April 29, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay at Kansas City
  • April 30, 9:45 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco

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