With Opening Day tomorrow, the Phillies begin one of thier most highly anticipated season in a while, and with arguably the best starting rotation in the game the Phillies will send Roy Halladay to the bump for Friday’s season opener against Houston.
Halladay will take the mound for the Phillies on Opening Day for the second year in a row.
He will try to follow up his debut in red pinstripes last Opening Day which came down in our nation’s capital against the Nationals, where he pitched seven innings, surrendering one earned run on six hits, and struck out nine.
It will be tough for the 33-year-old to do better than he did last season when he won the NL Cy Young Award, threw a no-hitter in his first career playoff game, and threw a no-hitter against the Marlins. He did all this while going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA.
Halladay has gotten off to fast starts in the past. In the last three seasons Halladay has compiled a 10-6 record with a 2.94 ERA and six complete games in the last three April’s.
Although the Phillies have four guys that could be number one starters there is no doubt that the Phillies are sending the right guy to face the Astros on Opening Day.
Halladay and the Phillies will face ex-Phil Brett Myers and the Astros on Friday. Myers is a career 1-0 against his former team.