The 2012 Philadelphia Phillies started off the season just as they had finished in 2011, as a team that is built around fabulous pitching with an at-times suspect offense. Roy Halladay was (as usual) brilliant as he gave up two first-inning hits, and then surrendered zero hits over the next seven innings.
The Phillies were able to squeak out one run and that is all that the combination of Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon would need. The Miami Marlins, their new ballpark, home run fountain (weird) and marquee free agents look to burst back into the NL East championship picture.
Here are five things the first series against the Miami Marlins will teach us about the Philadelphia Phillies.