Chase Utley and John Mayberry Jr. both hit two-run home runs and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, in the 100th season opener at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. The Phillies are 2-2. The game-time temperature was 38 degrees with a 28-degree wind chill. Starting pitching report Roberto Hernandez pitched well in his Phillies debut. He gave up just two runs over 5 1/3 innings as manager Ryne Sandberg went to his bullpen early. Hernandez allowed three hits, one of which was a homer, walked one and struck out five. Lefty Travis Wood allowed four runs, three earned, over 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out eight Phillies, including Jayson Nix three times. Bullpen report The bullpen blew two late leads resulting in a pair of losses in the season-opening series at Texas. But that didn’t stop Sandberg from going to his 'pen in the sixth inning, after Hernandez had thrown just 73 pitches. Four relievers responded by getting 11 outs and not allowing a run. Jake Diekman was the first guy out of the bullpen. He retired a pair of lefty hitters in the sixth. Justin De Fratus then made his season debut and had a 1-2-3 seventh, protecting a 4-2 lead. Antonio Bastardo walked two in the eighth, but rolled a double-play ball to end the inning, preserving a 6-2 lead.
Phillies beat Cubs 7-2
CSN Philly | Apr 5