Hamels to start off the home schedule this year
Cole Hamels has been an important part of the Phillies starting rotation for years now. If it weren’t for the acquisition of some other aces the Phillies have signed in the past couple of years, chances are Hamels would have been the Opening Day pitcher in the past few seasons. Though he is qualified as an ‘ace’, Hamels has never been the Phillies “Opening Day” pitcher.
Today, Hamels will open the Phillies home schedule at 1:05 PM down at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia.
We’ll get to see the Miami Marlins, and they’ll likely be very hungry for a win. The Marlins opened up their brand new stadium on Wednesday night to open up the MLB schedule in the US, but the 1-3 Marlins had their fun and they lost the first game in front of the hometown crowd.
The Phillies have had an equally rocky first three games, losing 2 of them to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Offense has been a problem, we’ll have to see more from the Phillies though to say it is a persistent problem.
The Phillies as a team only have 1 homerun on the season so far, here is a look at what the top teams in the MLB have done in that department:
Here is the numbers on the Marlins after 4 games, they are a hungry young team that wants to win in 2012: