Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/13/12
When one of your ace pitchers gives up 3 runs in the first inning, you know it is going to be a bad day. Add to that having the Mets in town, the 3rd anniversary of Harry Kalas’ death and the fact that it is Friday the 13th and things look pretty grimm. Not that Cliff Lee pitched too badly. He made a few mistakes and the Mets lowered the ax. Making matters worse, the Phillies knuckleballing nemesis R.A. Dickey was pitching for the Mets. Although, the Phillies did collect 11 hits; they just failed to score. The one happy moment in the game came when rookie Freddy Galvis smashed his first major league home run. Grinning in the dugout afterwards as the team gave him the silent treatment, Freddy did not have to wait too long for some congratulations. Jim Thome strained to keep a straight face and was eventually the first to give Galvis a bear hug. But after that, the nightmare continued for the Phillies. On his 29th birthday, Hunter Pence received the gift of going 0-for-4. And althoug...
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