Blog Entry

Opening Day

Posted on: April 5, 2012 4:01 pm
<p>                   First game of the year for the Pittsburgh Pirates was a pitchers duel between the Phil's Roy Halladay and the Buc's Eric Bedard for the first 7 innings until Ty Wiggington crossed homeplate giving the Phillies a one-run lead.  Carlos Ruiz collected the lone RBI with a sacrifice fly to Tabata who caught it awkwardly before he threw it high to Home or he might have had a shot to get the slow-footed ex-Buc.  The game went along on a really fast clip as there was very little action all game long.  Halladay went 8 innings giving up only 2 hits (both in 1st) and dominated the Buc's offense hroughout the entire game.  John Paplebon came in to notch his first save as a Phillie getting Andrew McCutchen to ground out to third to lose the game.  <br /><br />                   Neil Walker made a good defensive play in the game ... going on the shorstop-side of second, to make an incredible play to get the runner at first early in the game but today's Chucko Bucco goes to Eric Bedard who went 7 and gave up only 1 run.  Pedro wasn't bad striking out once and not getting any hits but did get good wood on a fly out.<br /><br /><br />Final Phillies 1<br /><br />        Pirates 0      </p>

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