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Ryan Braun, Jean Segura, Mark Reynolds in Brewers lineup for Phillies opener

Reynolds will break free of his platoon chains and bat against right-handed Kyle Kendrick.

Jared Wickerham

Here is today's Brewers' lineup:

CF Gomez
SS Segura
RF Braun
3B Ramirez
C Lucroy
LF Davis
1B Reynolds
2B Gennett
P Lohse

Pretty standard stuff, all in all. The biggest surprise is Mark Reynolds in the lineup for the Brewers. The team is facing right-handed Kyle Kendrick today, which normally means the left-handed Lyle Overbay plays first base. With Reynolds hitting .250/.357/.500 over three games and Overbay sitting at a 381 OPS over four contests, it looks like the Brewers may just be playing the hot hand for a bit.

Bigger, even better news is Ryan Braun and Jean Segura are both still in the lineup for the team. Both are dealing with nagging injuries -- Braun with his thumb, Segura with his shoulder -- and the Brewers have been careful with them. Braun's is a little more serious, as he seems to have his ups and downs. At this point, Segura seems fine though he has been off to a slow start to the season.

Kyle Lohse will start for the Brewers after suffering a loss against the Braves last week. He managed to pitch seven innings against Atlanta, giving up three runs on two home runs, five hits, and two walks. He also struck out eight batters in a pretty good start. Lohse struggled with the long ball some last year, allowing more home runs in 2013 than he had in any season since 2007. Hopefully that won't keep up.

Here is the Phillies' lineup, sans Chase Utley who is out with the flu:

Ben Revere, CF
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Carlos Ruiz, C
Ryan Howard, 1B
Marlon Byrd, RF
Domonic Brown, LF
Cesar Hernandez, 2B
Cody Asche, 3B
Kyle Kendrick, P