A solid start to the season. Great to win in extra innings on opening day.
I was disappointed Nola didn't get a win today. He had a very solid start and was within one strike of pitching seven shutout innings. He tried to get Sandoval on the fast ball on the 0-2 count, but didn't fool him. Turned out to be more like a home run derby set up pitch, a fastball on the inside of the strike zone.
I didn't like Alvarado starting off the 8th with a 4 pitch walk and later giving a HBP on an 0-2 count, but he got the Ks to get out of the inning without the Braves scoring. Clearly, he has great stuff. The bullpen holding the Braves to no runs on one hit over the last 3.1 innings was key to allowing the Phillies to get the walk off win in the tenth. Big play from Quinn and JT to end the top of the tenth with the out at home.
Everyone can enjoy the day off tomorrow after this good start to the season. Feels good to win the first one.