Phillies defeat Dodgers 3-2
Phillies Tweetcap 4/23: Dom Brown delivers with a double in the 10th inning to give the Phils a 3-2 win over LA. Burnett with a strong start
— ThatBall’sOuttaHere (@FS_TBOH) April 23, 2014
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
Zzzzzzzzz…Phillies win? Awesome!
Less emotional, more optimistic reaction after thinking about it a bit
Nice to see the Phillies take advantage of another team’s shaky fielding, instead of the other way around.
Philadelphia Phillies (10-10) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-9)
Game time: 10:10 PM ET
This is the game that Phillies fans have been waiting for all season: Cole Hamels makes his season debut.
The ace lefty famously suffered some biceps tendinitis in the off-season, causing all sorts of alarm. Hamels assured everyone that he wasn’t really injured, but he would just have to start the season a little later than everyone else.
Hamels claims that he won’t be limited tonight, and that’s a good thing because the Phillies’ hitters might have a tough time of it. The Dodgers will send Zack Greinke to the mound, and the former Cy Young Award winner is off to another spectacular start this season. He’s 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA, and his 7.25 K/BB ratio is Cliff Lee-like.
Link of Interest
Philly.com – Hamels hopes to end string of disturbing debuts
Everyone is rightfully excited about Hamels’ return, but it should be noted that Hamels has traditionally fared poorly in his first start of the season. It isn’t clear why he has struggled, but the 9.55 ERA in his past five season debuts speaks for itself.
Tweet of Importance
Tonight, the Phillies will be fully healthy for the first time in about two years.
— Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) April 23, 2014
The Phillies’ company line has been “if we stay healthy.” Well, they’re healthy now. There are no more excuses.
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