Phillies Baseball is BACK, Lose 5-2 on Opening Night
In a Major League Baseball season where every game counts, you cannot lose games to the Miami Marlins.
Much like the 2019 season, the Phillies struggled against Miami on opening night and lost 5-2. Aaron Nola was on the mound. He honestly didn’t pitch too bad. With the exception of a few bad pitches (a hanging curveball to Jesus Aguilar) Nola made a solid debut.
It was tough to get behind Ramon Rosso coming into the game when it was still in reach. Tough place for a pitcher to make his MLB debut. I think it was easier to swallow just for the fact that I’m used to saying “who are these guys” when the Phillies have rolled out unknown bullpen pitchers in the past. It does however, make you wonder how the Phillies plan on winning in late games.
The real issue was at the plate for the Phillies. No one showed up last night besides Sir Didi Gregorious who went 2-3 with a solo shot in the bottom of the 5th inning.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 25, 2020
With the exception of Didi, the Phillies ended the game with 3 hits. McCutchen, Realmuto, Harper, Segura, and Bruce were all hitless. That just flat out can’t happen, especially when every game counts. Start hot. Stay hot. 0 to 60.
The Phillies will have a chance to bounce back today at 4:05pm. There’s absolutely no reason to panic. Games like this will happen, it just can’t become a trend. Dropping 3-4 games in a row at any point this season will ruin any playoff hopes.
I’m confident that the Phillies will get things back on track and be the surprise team in the NL East. If not, just sit back and enjoy the pain.
Phillies baseball is BACK. Love that pain baby. pic.twitter.com/rZV44BiC5W
— Drew Smith (@drewmsmith) July 25, 2020