Coming into this season, the Philadelphia Phillies had the most question marks surrounding their team. Not only are they decimated by injuries to key players, but there were still juries out on several new—and even some old ones too—players as well. In short, Opening Day was extremely important in setting the tone for the 2012 season.
The 1-0 win over Pittsburgh, albeit a below-average squad, was just what the Philly faithful needed. An 0-2 start by Miami was pretty pleasing as well.
In my mind, there were five players in yesterday's game who solidified their position on this team, not only playing well, but also sending messages to the fans and the rest of the MLB.
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