Myers to Start Opening Day

The Phillies just announced that Brett Myers will be their Opening Day starter March 31 against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.

Cole Hamels will start Game 2.

Charlie Manuel explained that they made the move for match up reasons, but it wouldn't be surprising if they also made the decision to boost Myers, who they returned to the rotation after making him the closer last season. Myers has said he loved to close, but would do whatever the team asks.