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Revere had the at-bat of the night against Tim Hudson. Can he keep it up? (AP)
For a second, forget about Chase Utley spraying line drives all over (and out of) Turner Field last night. It was a satisfying sight, for sure. But equally fulfilling was the sight of Tim Hudson, prior to Utley’s two-run single, laboring in the fifth inning.
Hudson threw 90 pitches to 21 batters over the course of 4.1 innings, which breaks down to 4.28 pitches per plate appearance for the Phillies. That is an impressive number. Yes, injuries stripped the Phillies of plenty of power and production last season. Equally as important, however, was that those injuries, as well as certain personnel, made the lineup eminently easier pitch deep into games against.
That is why I mention the importance of Hudson laboring prior to Utley’s fifth-inning knock. Even if the Phillies hadn’t capitalized in the fifth, Hudson was undoubtedly on his way out of the game shortly thereafter. An idea made famous by Billy ...
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PhilliesTags: Ben RevereJimmy RollinsPhilliesThe Phillies season will be starting in an hour when they play the Atlanta Braves in Georgia. Surprisingly there will be a new name coming to the plate in the first spot in the lineup for the Phils. Charlie Manuel is sending centerfielder Ben Revere up there to start the game and not veteran...
Utley got off on the right foot in the Phillies loss. (AP)
A near-cycle from Chase Utley wasn’t enough to overcome a shaky start from Cole Hamels as the Braves held off the Phillies, 7-5.
UTLEY UNLOADS ON OPENING DAY
-What a day for Chase Utley. In the fourth, Tim Hudson tossed a sinker that hung up in the zone and Utley tagged it to dead center field, over 400 feet away for the...
(Photo: Kevin Durso/Philliedelphia) It's finally here! Opening Day is here! It's been a very long time since we've seen some Phillies baseball that actually mattered. Tonight the Phillies will take on the Braves in game 1 of 162 in the 2013 season. Cole Hamels (2012: 17-6, 3.05 ERA) and Tim...
W: Avilan (1-0, 0.00 ERA) L: Hamels (0-1, 9.00 ERA) SV: Kimbrel (1)
Chase Utley hit his 200th career home run and was a double shy of baseball's first Opening Day cycle since 1950, but his impressive 2013 debut was not enough to get the Phillies started on the right foot in Atlanta. Cole Hamels allowed three home runs in a 7-5 Opening Day loss to the Braves.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Cole Hamels vs. Tim Hudson
Time: 7 PM, Turner Field
TV: PHL 17, ESPN
Weather: Clear, 62
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Baseball is back. Be excited.
The 2013 season kicks off against the division rival Atlanta Braves, a team the Phillies will certainly be jockeying with for position in the playoff race. But for tonight, it’s just game one...
ATLANTA -- Opening Day has finally arrived in Atlanta, with perfect weather and the Philadelphia Phillies in tow.
After an action-packed offseason that saw blockbuster trades and big-time performances from top Braves prospects, baseball has returned to the Peach State as Atlanta unveils its new-look for the first time in front of the home crowd. Expect a playoff-type atmosphere...
It’s finally here Phillies fans. The Phillies will actually be playing baseball tomorrow. They have been playing all spring but these games will actually count! It has been a long off season since the Phillies did not make the playoffs and was the first time since 2007.
Cole Hamels will be getting the start for the Phillies tomorrow night against the Atlanta Braves. It is his...
Happy Opening Night, Phillies fans! Cole Hamels was your Opening Night starter tonight for the first time in his career. Hamels faced Tim Hudson on the mound. Atlanta hopped ahead to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With Jason Heyward on base, Freddie Freeman brought...
The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies started the season a lot healthier than they started the 2012 season. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley both got the start. Michael Young made his first start at third base and the outfield looked completely different from last season. Here’s how it shook out in the box score.
Ben Revere, CF...
Phinally here..... Philadelphia Phillies (81-81 in 2012) @ Atlanta Braves (94-68 in 2012, won NL Wild Card) Pitching Match-Ups: Cole Hamels (17-6, 3.05, 215.1 IP, 216 K's) vs. Tim Hudson (16-7, 3.62, 179 IP, 102 K's) Roy Halladay (11-8, 4.49, 156.1 IP, 132 K's) vs. Paul Maholm (13-11, 3.67, 189...