Phillies Win Home Opener….

Phillies home opener against the Washington Nationals may not have played out the way Cole Hamels wanted it too, but he still got the win even after giving up 6 hits and 4 runs through 5.2 innings having thrown 109 pitches.

Well I had started to call the Nationals the ‘Pesky Gnats’ since they can be a little troublesome as the Mets found out, then I got to thinking, well I don’t want to insult to many people early on in the season, I have almost met my quota for April and it’s only the 12th, so I checked to make sure there are no ball teams using the name. I guess they say you learn something everyday, well I found out the Savannah Sand Gnats exist and I was even more surprised to find out they are a Mets affiliate, that I think is just too funny considering the trouble they had with the ‘G-less’ Nats over the weekend.

Back to the game, 5th inning Chase Utley hit his bomb as part of the 5 run 5th, which obviously got Utley running the bases…

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…add the 5 runs in the 5th to the 2 runs in the 4th and that was it for the Phillies, the ‘G-less’ Nats scored 1 run in the 2nd and 3 in the 4th which was all they could muster, the Phillies used Ryan Madson to close the game….

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….while Lidge is in recovery, Madson picked up his second save of the season to give the Phillies a 7-4 win.

Day off tomorrow, so all eyes are on the Yankees home opener against the Angels, no I haven’t turned my AL allegiance to the Yankees, I will simply be watching to see if I win the ‘Cookies Contest’ from ‘Confessions of a She Fan’, if you didn’t already enter, then tough luck too late, if you did hope you didn’t pick the same score as me ’cause I never win, but if I do win the cookies they will be going to someone who’ll be far more appreciative of cookies in a Yankee Stadium tin….

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….so for tomorrow only go Yankees beat the Angels by a score of 7-3.

Other News
Jimmy Rollins was out with a calf strain and Jayson Werth was replaced in the outfield with hip soreness. How long either will be out is unknown or if they will be out past the day off tomorrow.

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17 Comments on “Phillies Win Home Opener….”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    Congrats on the win today. I’ll be posting all the scores people entered for the cookie contest later tonight, and then tomorrow we’ll know who wins! (My only prediction is that we’ll have more than one person eating cookies.)

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. rrrt says:

    Would you believe I’ve actually been to a Sand Gnats game? Their mascot is a very large gnat named Gnate. I have pictures of it, and of course my daughter needed to buy a stuffed one.
    Sue
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  3. s says:

    so happy the phills won todaaaay. good luck with the yankees cookieees. i think the natss might finish ahead of the metts this season. hahah. anything is possible.

  4. devilabrit says:

    Jane – I think the only thing I eat more than cookies is M & M’s…

    -peter

  5. devilabrit says:

    Sue – There’s just something about the name Sand Gnats.. that makes me want to buy Raid…. but thats cool you’ve seen them …

    -peter

  6. devilabrit says:

    WB – It’s still early to really tell how things will end, but you never know the way the Nats are playing the Mets, they could be their Achilles heel this year

    -peter

  7. SLY says:

    It must be nice to play the Nats 18 times a year…

    Shaun

    The Three Bs

    “Time Theft”

    http://syaple.mlblogs.com

  8. Jonestein says:

    Well, glad to see you being considerate about the Savannah team. Associating them with the DCers, even through mild word-play, would have been a horrible slight.
    :^)
    –Jonestein
    http://jonestein.mlblogs.com

  9. redstatebluestate says:

    They won but they tried to lose it to the Nats. I’m still not impressed by Hamels. Nowhere near what he once was. Nice to see the Phils beating up on teams early… means they’ll be tired by the NLCS and the Redbirds. Hehehehe…
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  10. diamondgirl55 says:

    Those cookies look DELISH!!! Ugh, I totally missed my chance to enter. Boo-frickin-hoo. But..I hope you win it…or won it…I’ve been a little out of the loop, can you tell? haha. Oh and can I just say I love your “legal bs” thing on your banner? Hahaha. xoxo http://diamondgirl55.mlblogs.com

  11. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    LOL !! You could have asked me ya know. My cousin managed them for a year. (shhh bench coach of Chisox…and yes his brother too.)
    mike

  12. devilabrit says:

    Shaun – Almost as nice as playing the Astros 18 times…LOL

    -peter

  13. devilabrit says:

    Jonestein – I try to be fair to those who are deserving.. 🙂

    Jeff – hahahahahahahahahahaha in your dreams

    -peter

  14. devilabrit says:

    DG – does this mean your back for the season or just visiting again… LOL

    -peter

  15. devilabrit says:

    Mike – I see how it is, your connected and you come here name dropping… impressive if you weren’t a Mets fan LOL

    got keep getting the digs in wouldn’t be right else… LOL

    -peter

  16. heartruss says:

    Congratulations on the win. I think that many Dodger fans call the Giants the Gnats.
    http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

  17. devilabrit says:

    Cat – does this mean they think they’re Giant Gnats – just big pests… LOL

    -peter


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