Tuesday, April 8, 2008

PHILS Spoil Mets Opener

The Phillies played part in the final home opener at Shea Stadium on Tuesday, sending Jamie Moyer out to the mound in search of his first win of the season. Moyer managed to hold back the Mets lineup and only allow 2 runs to score in 6 innings, 1 coming off a 2nd inning home run by Carlos Delgado. Heading into the seventh inning it appeared that the Phils offense was stuck on a bus coming from Cincinnati, but they managed to get into the head of Oliver Perez and with the help of a throwing error by Delgado, busted through for 3 runs and the lead. Managing to tack on an additonal 2 runs in the 8th, Tom Gordon was able to come in and shut down the Mets for an impressive save and a solid opening statement by the defending National League East Champs.

Unfortunately a dark spot on today was the early exit of Jimmy Rollins, for an apparent twisted ankle. Hopefully J-Roll is back in the lineup soon.

Interesting points of the day, Chase Utley reached after being hit three times in Tuesday's game.

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