First, a Happy Easter to all who celebrate.
Second, how good it is to have Chase Utley on your team. That Matt Stairs guy has a little muscle, too.
The Phillies rallied to a 7-5 victory. Each of their victories have been of the come-from-behind variety.
The Phils overcame a rough outing from Chan Ho Park – again, I know it’s only one start, but J.A. Happ should be the guy for this role – with four late runs in securing their second straight victory.
It’s nice to see the offense hasn’t gone into hibernation just yet, but my won’t it be nice to get away from a home run paradise? Dexter Fowler homered for the Rockies, the twelfth opposing homer allowed by Phillies pitchers in just six games.
The Phillies wreaked some havoc upon the Colorado bullpen yet again, as Utley homered off dethroned closer Manny Corpas, and Stairs went mega-deep against new acquisition Huston Street.
The bullpen continues to be impressive, one or two innings aside, while the starters struggle. We know Cole Hamels is going to be slow for a little while, but Myers, Moyer, and Blanton need to tune things up a little bit.
Ryan Madson (1-0) picked up the win in relief, while Brad Lidge made things a little interesting before picking up the save, his second. Street (0-1) took the loss.
The Phillies travel to the capital to take on the Nationals next, with Jamie Moyer (0-1, 7.20) scheduled to take on Daniel Cabrera (0-1, 7.50).