Roy Halladay - 17-10, 2.79 in 2009. He did not face the Nationals last year.
John Lannan - 9-13, 3.88 in 2009. Lannan started four games against the Phillies in 2009 - the Phils went 4-0. He also started Opening Day 2009 against the Marlins, giving up seven runs.
Jimmy Rollins -SS Nyjer Morgan - CFFirst Pitch:
Placido Polanco - 2B Willie Harris - RF
Chase Utley - 2B Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
Ryan Howard - 1B Adam Dunn - 1B
Jayson Werth - RF Josh Willingham - LF
Raul Ibanez - LF Adam Kennedy - 2B
Shane Victorino - CF Ivan Rodriguez - C
Cooch Ruiz - C Ian Desmond - SS
President Obama - He'll likely miss the catcher too far to the left. Zing!
- Jim Riggleman continues as Gnats skipper after taking over for Manny Acta mid-season in 2009.
- Chien-Ming Wang won't start this series for Washington. He's on the 60-day DL. We'll delay all wang jokes until he returns. In other injury news, Chris Coste is on the DL also.
- This is Halladay's eighth Opening Day start.
- Raul Ibanez ended spring training hitting a very Bruntlett-esque .130.
The notoriously slow starting Phillies will get the Halladay Era started with a big win today - 7-2.