The start of the 2012 season has not gone well for the Phillies. And that is putting it nicely. Losing 3 out of the first 4 games with the ugliest one coming Monday afternoon at the Home Opener has many people worried about this team.
It could just be a slow start…or it may be a glimpse of the future Phillies. Let us all hope it is just a slow start.
The Phillies offense wasted good pitching performances from Cliff Lee and Vance Worley in back-to-back games against the Pirates. Then yesterday against the Marlins, Cole Hamels was not sharp and basically, the entire team sucked.
Home team fans looking for some home run excitement got it…only from the wrong team. The Marlins took Hamels, Joe Savery and even closer Jonathan Papelbon deep. As for scoring, most of that came from the Marlins as well.
The worst thing I can say about the new Miami Marlins after that performance is that their uniforms are hideous. Take that, you dreaded fish!
The only bright spot in the game was seeing rookie Freddy Galvis finally get a hit. His first major league hit was an RBI-double that knocked in both Shane Victorino and John Mayberry Jr. But that was literally the only offense in the game from the Phillies.
I am stretching to find the positives here so I will add that I approve of Papelbon’s entrance music. His selection was a great mystery until the home opener yesterday. He chose “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains, which is in my personal top 10 of the greatest rock songs ever. So there, another positive ;o)
But sadly, that is where the fun ends. Just keep telling yourself, it is only 4 games…
Here are ALL my photos from the Home Opener! There are a lot..enjoy!
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Photo by Jenn Zambri Photography