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 of 162. And it’s a solid match up on the hill.
Cole Hamels is the Opening Day starter, and why not? He’s enjoyed success against the Braves during his career and hopes to carry that into the opener. Hamels sports a 3.57 ERA against the Braves in 27 career starts, going 12-7. He hardly owns them, but in an early season matchup with a strikeout-heavy lineup, it’s quite appealing.
Tim Hudson is the Braves #1 this year, and we’ve also seen plenty of him. Ryan Howard likes to face the righty, putting up a career slash line of .338/.436/.708 with 7 home runs.
Enjoy the game!
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