There was a lot not to like if you were a Phillies fan tuned in to one of the most highly anticipated games of any season -- Opening Day.
Cole Hamels continued his odd trend of starting the season with a thud. Although he's pitched brilliantly in postseason openers, Hamels, for whatever reason, tend to struggle in his first regular season start each year and Monday night was no different in serving up three home runs to the Braves.
Chad Durbin, who took over for Hamels, wasn't very good either. While the Phillies offense did a fine job of crawling back into the game, Durbin blew any momentum they were builing by giving up two runs without retiring a batter in the sixth.
Although no errors were committed (beware ever judging defense on stats), the gloves weren't that great either. Michael Young failed to corrall a hard ground ball up the line (inexplicably ruled a double), he bounced an easy throw to first base later (Ryan Howard saved it), Howard threw a ball wide of home and Domonic Brown bobbled a ball in left.