Gameday: Phillies at Nationals, Opening Day

Philadelphia Phillies (0-0) at Washington Nationals (0-0)

Roy Halladay, RHP  vs. John Lannan, LHP

Time: 1:05, Nationals Park
Weather: Sunny, 80
TV: MyPHL 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Holy smokes, it’s time to go. Baseball season is upon us and Phillies Nation is down in Washington D.C. to celebrate the opening day festivities.  President Barack Obama.  Roy Halladay on the mound.  A new season in the making.  It’s all happening at Nationals Park.

It’s Roy Halladay’s first start as a Philadelphia Phillie. Opposing him is John Lannan for the Nationals.  Last season, Halladay was one of the finest pitchers in all of baseball, as he went 17-10 for the Toronto Blue Jays.  He took on the finest in the American League East and will go to the improves NL East.  His first opponent is the lowly Nationals who won just 59 games a season ago.  It appears as though they will be a tick better in 2010, but are they any match for Doc and the vaunted Phillies lineup?

Lannan went 9-13 a year ago for Washington, but did have a very respectable 3.88 ERA.  His first line of business is to deal with Rollins, Polanco, Ultey, Howard….good luck.  On top of that, thousands of Phillies fans will be taking over the stadium to make his job that much harder.

It’s opening day – it’s what you’ve been waiting for all winter.  Enjoy the festivities and sit back and relax: Phillies baseball is here.

Today’s Lineup: Rollins (SS), Polanco (3B), Utley (2B), Howard (1B), Werth (RF), Ibanez (LF), Victorino (CF), Ruiz (C), Halladay (P).

KenzingerYour Gameday Beer – Yuengling Traditional Lager

We’ll be drinking this at the tailgate in D.C., so you should have one too (provided you aren’t at work or if 1 pm isn’t too early for you).  It’s a staple of Philadelphia tailgates and regional bars.  It’s LA-GAH YEOOO! You just ask for a Lager and you get a Yuengling. Nuff said.  Enjoy it with a hot dog and baseball. It’s all you need. – By Pat


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