As many of you know by now Ryan Howard made history last night being credited with his first ever Howard. The Howard is a lighthearted stat and is fun to root for, especially when the Phillies can still win or an error/strikeout leads to an opposing player's team losing. Howard only briefly held the MLB lead in The Howard, as Ian Desmond (in the same game) and Dan Uggla each notched their first of the season last night too. *Standings can be seen near the top of the right sidebar.
*2 games, 2 hits and 2 rbi from Phils pitchers.
*Kyle Kendrick, who went from bullpen by default to 3rd starter, gets the ball this afternoon (4:35) in hopes of wrapping up a series sweep to start the season. He will be opposed by Craig Stammen (not to be confused with a flower's reproductive part).
*Cole Hamels wasn't bad, but he wasn't good. A win to start the year I'll take though.