Nola named opening day starter
Mitch Vierling drove in three runs while Bryson Stott collected two hits to lift the Phillies past the Yankees on Friday afternoon in Clearwater, 6-5. 

Kyle Gibson needed 56 pitches to get through two innings for the Phils, surrendering two runs on four hits. He also walked a pair. His ERA on the spring sits at 4.50. 

Jesus Familia also struggled on the mound, surrendering a pair of hits with two walks in one inning of work. 

 Alec Bohm went 1-for-2; his average on the spring is .158. 

The Phillies play the Tigers on Saturday, with Zach Eflin making his spring debut. 

Nola's Streak 
With Zach Wheeler behind schedule due to a shoulder issue, Phils' skipper Joe Girardi has tabbed Aaron Nola as the Opening Day starter. He'll become the first Philadelphia starter since Steve Carlton to make five consecutive Opening Day starts; Carlton made ten from 1977-1986, Nola has surrendered four runs over five innings so far this spring. If the schedule holds, it appears he'll make two more starts in Florida before Opening Day on April 8. 

Herrera sidelined 
Girardi revealed on Thursday that Odubel Herrera is likely to be sidelined for more than a month with a strained right oblique. Herrera originally had been projected to split time with rookie Matt Verling in a platoon situation in center field. It appears now that Adam Haseley could potentially get another look as an option. The 25-year-old hit .190 last year with the Phillies and spent much of the season in the minors.

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