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Phillies, Pirates open 2012 season with afternoon game in Pittsburgh
First pitch: 1:35 p.m.TV: PHL 17Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
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Pitching Probables: Erick Bedard (Season debut) vs. Roy Halladay (Season debut)
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to buck the trend of playing poorly in Pittsburgh. Is there a better way to try and start on the right foot than by sending Roy Halladay to the mound?
Halladay will open his third season with the Phillies the same way he has the past two, by serving as the team's Opening Day starter. In fact, this will be the tenth consecutive time Halladay has started an opening day, dating back to his time with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The big story for the Phillies will be on offense, which will have to find ways to produce runs without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. That will place a little more pressure on guys like Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence. Pence will be counted on to provide the power in...
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Erik Bedard isn't sure when he morphed from a promising prospect to one of the oldest guys in the clubhouse. Then again, the 33-year-old left-hander understands it's easy to feel like an elder statesmen on one of baseball's youngest teams.
Bedard will get the call on Thursday when the Pirates open the season against the Philadelphia Phillies...
Roy Halladay allowed just two hits in eight innings and the Philadelphia Phillies opened with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
The two-time Cy Young winner, making his 10th straight Opening Day start, settled down quickly after a shaky start for the defending NL East champions. Halladay didn't give up a hit after the first inning.
Carlos Ruiz had three hits...
Roy Halladay outdueled Erik Bedard, pitching eight strong innings as the visiting Philadelphia Phillies opened the season with a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Halladay (1-0) allowed back-to-back singles to Alex Presley and Jose Tabata leading off the first inning. The two-time Cy Young winner then got Andrew McCutchen to ground into a double play. A hit a batter in the...
Roy Halladay threw eight shut-out innings, while Jonathan Papelbon records his first Phil save, as the Phils squeak out an opening day win against the Pirates, 1-0.
The first six innings involved a pitcher’s duel between Phils’ starter Roy Halladay, who would give up two lead-off hits in the first, before inducing a doubleplay ball, before going through the Pirates’ line-up...
In the 10th straight opening day start of his career, Roy Halladay was nearly perfect. Through 8 innings against the Pirates, he allowed only 2 hits, both of which came in the 1st inning. After the 1st, he was unhittable.
And it is a very good thing, too. Because the Phillies offense got off to a bit of a slow start with a few exceptions. Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 3 and drove in the...
The Phillies didn’t exactly light it up offensively today, they scored just enough runs to out score the Pirates. The Phillies saw their only run score when Carlos Ruiz hit sacrifice fly to right field and Ty Wigginton scored. Roy Halladay pitched flawless for 8 innings today. Things went the way Halladay wanted them to go today. Halladay made his tenth opening day start today...
Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies has waited his entire career to dominate batters with October mastery. Will Ryan Howard provide Doc, Cliff Lee and Hunter Pence with their first taste of the ultimate bubbly? Will the red pinstripes revisit the Fall Classic and find a familiar foe? Will this rival offer an extra incentive for a 2nd parade down Broad Street?
Final: Phillies 1, Pirates 0
WP: Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Erik Bedard (0-1, 1.29 ERA)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (1, 0.00 ERA)
Alex Presley led off the bottom of the first with a line drive base hit. Jose Tabata then followed with an infield single. Things were looking good. But then Andrew McCutchen hit into a 6-4-3 double play and the Pirates would not collect another hit off...
Yum, baseball is back! Hope you had a starting pitcher going on Thursday. Just about any one will work. Most of the Opening Day aces lived up to their billing on the first full day of the baseball season. Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander proved they are still the best pitchers in fantasy baseball by tossing eight scoreless innings apiece. Halladay shut down the Pirates while...
The Phils will begin their 129th season as a member of the National League with an afternoon game against the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The game will start at 1:05 pm EDT.
The Phils, who are coming off a team record setting 102-80 win season, will be protecting their fifth straight National League Eastern Division Championship, also a...