The game lasted long last night in New York. A team has to lose, this time the Phillies came out on the bottom and lost against the NY Mets. Tom Gordon just happened to be pitching, again. The relievers roll is never pretty, but Gordon is costing this team plenty. His play is not up to par anymore and it's going to be adding up as the year goes on.
Losing two in NY is not the worst thing that can happen yet in this early season. J Roll is out, and the offense sputtered a bit before Pat The Bat stepped up again and won the first game of the 4th series of the year for the Fightin's, this time back at home against the Chicago Cubs.
Brett Myers gave up two homeruns in the first to Chicago, and it looked as though it was going to be a short night for him. He regained his composure and battled on. Boosted by the play of Burrell, Myers and the Phillies were right back into the game tonight and even though they faced a tough Carlos Zambrano, who started the game 1-0 with a 1.32 era, the Phillies came out on top for the first of three against the Cubbies.
So recapping the third series for the Phillies:
1-2 vs. NY Mets in New York
Notes: The Opening Day game at Shea was a sellout, the next two games were not,
Here's the attendance all three games: 1. 56,350 2. 47,127 3. 49,045
Phillies bad news during series: Rollins injury
Rich Baxter / Fightin' Phils Blog