Both the Phillies and the Sixers won last night. Amazing. Crazy fact of the day: the Sixers are still technically alive to make the playoffs with only 4 games left in the season. Here's to Mo Cheeks and Andre Miller.
Now on to the team some of us are still interested in at this point in the season. The Phillies held off the Mets behind a real solid outing by Adam Eaton. His performance certainly was encouraging after his abomination in his first start as a Phillie this season. If Eaton can duplicate Wednesday night's performance and leave his opening game stuff in the past, the Phils could have a super tight rotation. The ageless Jamie Moyer has been on point, Brett Myers and Cole Hamels have been great. Add in a cautious optimism for Freddy Garcia and we've got a real solid five. At least we can start out games with the lead before the bullpen blows them.
For those of you who jumped ship last week, I can't blame you; I was on the bow doing my best Jack Dawson impression. But it's early, and there is plenty of room for the fairweathers. And of course, there is plenty of time for us to jump on and off about a dozen more times before October.
It's hard to call a game in April an important game, but a win today and coming home with a series win over the Mets would be gigantic. The combined age of today's starting pitchers is roughly 85 years. Let's hope Moyer can get the Phils number three today. Three would be great.