Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 Phillies Team Issue #27 Placido Polanco

Phillies 7, Nationals 4
Game 7 - Monday Afternoon, April 12th in Philadelphia

I took this afternoon off for a doctor's appointment which conveniently also allowed me to be home to watch the Phillies' 2010 home opener. However, I spent the duration of the game seriously distracted by a 3-year-old who wanted desperately to play Star Wars.

So here's what I was able to gather while trying to watch the game, but mostly fending off a Jawa attack.

- Jimmy Rollins was announced prior to the game as leading off and playing shortstop, but Juan Castro took the field at short to start the first. After the game, it was revealed Jimmy had strained his right calf during pre-game stretching and he'll undergo an MRI tomorrow. Crap.

- The Nationals took an early 4-0 lead against Cole Hamels, but the Phils scored twice in the 4th and five times in the 5th to complete the comeback.

- The big blows in the 5th were Placido Polanco's go-ahead 2-run single followed by Chase Utley's 2-run home run.

- Jayson Werth left the game in the 6th with left hip soreness. Werth's injury doesn't appear to be that serious at the moment, and he indicated after the game he expected to be back in action on Wednesday night.

- The back end of the bullpen looked solid as Jose Contreras, Danys Baez and Ryan Madson pitched consecutive scoreless innings to close out the game. Madson recorded his 2nd save.

Nothing against Juan Castro, but I hope he's back on the bench on Wednesday night. And hopefully I've got this Jawa insurrection under control by then.

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