This is a battle as old as time itself, good versus evil, Luke Skywalker versus Darth Vader, Cole Hamels versus Johan Santana, Phillies versus Mets...let the battle for supremacy commence!
Rock 'em Sock 'em:
*Yesterday was the first truly warm day of the season and by coincidence or possibly metaphysics the bats warmed up too. Warm Weather = Warm Bats then Hot Weather = Hot Bats? Phils offense cranked out 10 in 70+ degrees yesterday, imagine what they could do in the 90's.
*Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell, and Chris Coste all went deep in the 10-2 victory over the Astros. Burrell gets the vote for early season MVP with monster stats of .373 avg, 11 r, 6 hr, 17 rbi, and a 1.296 OPS. Chris Coast-to-Coste is making a strong case for more playing time with a 4 hit 3 rbi game yesterday; couple that with the fact that Chooch Ruiz is struggling, and voila you've got yourself in the lineup more often.
*Brett Myers went 7 strong innings, giving up only 1 run while punching out 8 (not literally, that wouldn't be good for his image). Brett had a rough 2 starts to begin the season but has settled down nicely over his last 2 outings.
*Incoming New York Metropolitans means incoming Mets fans, which means fights in the stands between fans and possible fights on the field between teams (in both cases, it's amusing). Of note- Mets played a grueling 14 inning 4 hour and 45 minute affair last night that hopefully works in our favor tonight.