1:05 PM ET, April 1, 2011
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- John Mayberry Jr. finished off his first Opening Day with a shaving cream pie in his face.Welcome to the big leagues, rookie.
Stark: Phillies Found A Way
It wasn't pretty, but the end result was still a victory for the Phillies in their opener, writes ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. Story
SweetSpot: Lyon Latest To Blow Game
We certainly have a theme developing after seven games: Closer continues to be the most overrated position in the game, writes ESPN.com's David Schoenfield. Story
Myers, Halladay Dependable
The two starters in Friday's Astros-Phillies game, Roy Halladay and Brett Myers, happen to have the most starts of six-plus innings since the beginning of 2010. Both went at least six Friday.
|F. Hernandez||32 *|
|* Pitches later Friday|
The Phillies are 58-69-2 on Opening Day. ... The last time the Phillies opened against Houston was during their 1993 NL championship season. ... Myers was Houston's first opening day starter other than Roy Oswalt, currently on the Phillies, since Wade Miller in 2002.
Regular Season Series
|6th||B Hall grounded out to second, A Sanchez scored, H Pence to third.||1||0|
|7th||M Bourn tripled to deep right center, B Wallace and H Quintero scored.||3||0|
|7th||A Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to right, M Bourn scored.||4||0|
|7th||R Howard hit sacrifice fly to center, P Polanco scored, J Rollins to third.||4||1|
|7th||R Ibanez grounded out to first, J Rollins scored.||4||2|
|9th||B Francisco singled to left center, J Rollins scored, R Howard to second.||4||3|
|9th||W Valdez singled to left, R Howard scored, B Francisco to third, C Ruiz to second.||4||4|
|9th||J Mayberry Jr. singled to deep center, B Francisco scored, C Ruiz to third, W Valdez to second.||4||5|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||45,237 (103.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||40 degrees, drizzle|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Brian Knight|
The Phillies are 16-1 when Roy Halladay allows 1 run or fewer. Halladay is 14-1 in those games.
Improving the note (which was accurate before)... Brett Myers had zero strikeouts in 7 innings today, marking the 1st time in 209 career outings of more than 3 innings that Myers has failed to record a single strikeout.
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