A rubbermatch between Cole Hamels and R.A. Dickey sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Hamels and Dickey went head to head tonight in the first game of the season started by double-digit winners. Dickey has an excellent 2012 season so far up his sleeves with two one-hitters, and a miniscule ERA to match his 12-1 record.
He would prove to be no match for the Phillies.
With Juan Pierre and Carlos Ruiz on base in the top of the first, Shane Victorino pulled through with an RBI single, putting the Phils up on the board early on.
In the second, Placido Polanco scored on a double to deep, deep right field from Jimmy Rollins, giving them a 2-0 lead.
Scott Hairston single-handedly brought the Mets within one with a solo homer in the bottom of the second.
The bottom of the third brought about some trouble for Hamels. With two men on, David Wright battled for a single up the middle to score Dickey, tying the ballgame. Cole retired the side with his pitch count a little higher than he would...