Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 4/17/12
Halladay continued his early success. (AP) OFFENSE STRIKES EARLY-Big innings are the new black for the Phillies. On Sunday, they dropped five in the eighth inning on the Mets. On Monday night in San Francisco, they put up four in the opening inning, en route to a 5-2 win to open up the three-game series. It was a positive sign to see them jump on Tim Lincecum early and not let him get settled in.-Placido Polanco started off the wild first inning by doubling to right-center field as the Giants outfielders, Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan, looked at each other to make the play. In the seventh inning, Polanco would be plunked on the arm by Giants reliever Dan Otero, but did stay in the game and appeared to be fine.-Roy Halladay helped himself in the fourth inning, knocking in Freddy Galvis with a single down the right field line. Galvis smacked a two-out double to right field, and Halladay added to his lead. That made up for some of those unlucky bounces on the other side.-Juan Pierre, getting
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