The Phillies really don't do that well on Opening Days. In the last 15 years, the Phillies have won just 5 Opening Day games. So last night's loss comes as no surprise. The offensive snooze the Phillies took could have been courtesy of Derek Lowe, who pitched a great game. Lowe kept the ball down and was getting the borderline strike calls from the umpire alot. Brett Myers made a couple of bad pitches and the Braves took him deep more than the two homeruns that Myers gave up. On the standpoint of that, Myers didn't pitch all that well last night, but didn't display his worst stuff either.
Game 2 is Tuesday night, let's hope the offense regroups and has a better night.