The Opening Night game is tonight @ 7:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies look to build on their 6-1 record. A possible key injury to Jimmy Rollins surfaced at game time on Opening Day as Rollins, who was on the field for batting practice, had a calf muscle pull that scratched him from the lineup for the opener at home.
The Phillies will announce the results of an MRI on Rollins today, I suspect at least a 10 or 14 day stay on the DL for Jimmy, but he needs to try to heal this injury to get him back to good health again. We’ll see what is official with this after it is announced.
Kyle Kendrick will get the ball for the Phils again for his second start of the season. He’ll look to improve his 11.25 ERA in his debut in Philadelphia tonight. The Washington Nationals record stands at 3-4 going into this game, they put up a fight in the first game of this series early, but faltered into the middle and end of the game.
We’ll be interviewing Rob Maadi from Associated Press and his new book about “Mike Schmidt: The Phillies’ Legendary Slugger” on ‘Phillies Talk – weekly’ tonight at 7:30PM – listen to the show or download it later right here on FightinPhillies.com!
He’s played for one team for 18 years, been an All Star, MVP, World Series winner, and Hall of Famer. He’s Mike Schmidt, a player that Phillies fans will remember for some time to come. We’ll talk about his legacy, impact, and status as one of the best Philadelphia Phillies to ever step foot on the field.