The first week of the season has the Phillies playing the Nationals and Astros respectively. While the Phillies should beat up on the Nats, it remains to be seen if Kendrick will replace Blanton on Thursday or if Moyer or Happ get the nod. As long as we win the series, I’ll be happy.
The Astros have not listed their starters for their series against the Phils. The Phillies are expected to wear their retro 1965 away jerseys in honor of the Astros 45th season. If the Phils use a 4 man rotation to start the season, it will look like two of Moyer, Kendrick, or Happ plus Doc. If they use the 5 man rotation out of the gate look to add Hamels to close out the series. The Phillies could possibly look at two winning series to start the season. Again win the series, I’ll be happy.
- Realistic: 3-2
- Prediction: 4-1
Current standings 0-0