1 Down, 161 To Go For Phillies
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By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was a great start to the season for the Phillies as Roy Halladay dominated the Pirates for eight innings and then Jonathan Papelbon shut the door in a 1-0 Opening Day win in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
This one actually played out almost exactly as many say the Phillies season will – strong pitching carrying the load for a struggling offense. The Phillies only run was plated on a Carlos Ruiz sacrifice fly.
Will this be the storyline of the season or can the Phils squeeze more production than anticipated out of a line-up without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard?
As the Phillies get ready for the second game of the season on Saturday night (Cliff Lee vs. Jeff Karstens), KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with baseball insider Seth Everett to discuss many of these points and also talk about the fact that Cole Hamels does not have a long term deal.