Philadelphia Phillies Prove They'll Need More Than Just Starting Pitching

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Philadelphia Phillies Prove They'll Need More Than Just Starting Pitching
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The Phillies opened the 2011 season Friday with a dramatic come-from-behind win against the Houston Astros, thanks to a walk-off single by pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr.

The Phillies' offense in the first eight innings was eerily reminiscent to the stagnant offensive output in 2010, but in the bottom of the ninth, the Phightin' Phils were reborn. The Phillies can only hope that this comeback, fueled by small ball, will ignite the their bats for the games to come.

After an offseason of uncertainty, injury and speculation, what can we take from Opening Day? 

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