Phillies Blow Series Opener


The Philadelphia Phillies were up against the pitcher of all pitchers. They were up against the man who has became the Phillies arch-rival. The man is Johan Santana, the dominating pitcher for the New York Mets.

Coming into the game against the Mets, barely anybody was expecting a slug fest in last night’s game at Citi Field. Heck, the Mets are in the bottom three in teams with the most homeruns hit so far this season. So why would anybody expect the outcome of lat night’s game to be what it was.

The final score of the game was 6-5 in favor of the Mets. The story of the game was the Phillies ability to hit the long ball off Santana, and at one point, the Phils even hit back to back homers off of Santana courtesy of Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez.

To face Santana was rookie pitcher J.A. Happ. Happ was 4-0 this year, until he hit a roadblock in his latest outing.

The Phillies tried to mount a comeback in the 8th inning with a Chase Utley solo homerun, but to no avail, Greg Dobbs was struck out looking in the bottom of the 9th by the Mets new closer Francisco Rodriguez.

Jimmy Rollins also brought in a run in the top of the 4th after Howard and Ibanez went back to back.

Game time tonight is at 7:10 pm. The game will be hosted by New York.