Sunday, April 11, 2010

Phils go for sweep today in Houston

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Houston ace Roy Oswalt stands in the way of a sweep of the Astros today

The Phillies pulled out all the cannons last night in Houston and stayed with Jamie Moyer who hung on to win the exciting back and forth offensive struggle last night. The Phillies looked to be cruising along last night when the Astros came roaring back tying the game 4-4 and then going ahead 5-4 f in the bottom of the third inning. The Phils would respond back in 7th with 3 runs on a Ryan Howard 2 run HR, and a Shane Victorino RBI single. The final was 9-6 as the Phillies start off the season 4-1 for one of the best starts they've had early since 1993 when the Phillies went 8-2 in the first ten games of the season.

The Phillies looked awesome in their 1965 uniforms in the 'Turn Back The Clock' promo that saw both teams wear their old uniforms. I really loved that Phillies hat from back then with the white beanie on top, it really sets the hat off.

Moyer really earned that victory last night

Roy Halladay will pitch today for the Phillies. He's working on his 1-0 record and 1.29 ERA, isn't it great to be a Phillies fan now? Halladay has commented on the time he has had with the Phillies so far, "It's been fun for me," said Halladay, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in December and is one victory shy of 150. "Nothing against Toronto, but it kind of gives you renewed energy coming over here. It's a team that wants to win and can win."

The home opener will be Monday in Philadelphia and it'll be Cole Hamels pitching for the Phillies vs. the Washington Nationals and Jason Marquis. The game will start at 3:05 PM, but the festivities will begin at 2:00 PM so if you have tickets, get there early!

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