The Phillies kicked off the 2015 season this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park by getting absolutely romped by the Red Sox, 8-0.
The Red Sox wasted little time getting to it against the Phillies, as Dustin Pedroia took just the fifth pitch of the game out of the park to put Boston up 1-0.
Hamels' struggles would continue in the top of the fifth, as he surrendered a second home run to Pedroia before allowing his fourth solo shot of the day two batters later against Hanley Ramirez.
With Hamels scuffling, the Phillies offense would do absolutely nothing to help. Ryan Howard would hit a two-out double in the fifth to break up Cal Buchholz’s no-hitter, but the Phillies would manage just two more hits all game.
The Red Sox would later kick the Phillies while they were already down, as Hanley Ramirez smacked a ninth inning grand slam off Jake Diekman to extend Boston’s lead to 8-0.
The Phillies managed just a measly three hits in the loss, as they were shutout for the first time on Opening Day since 1998 and just the eighth time in franchise history.
The Phillies will have Tuesday off before Aaron Harang takes the hill against the Red Sox Wednesday night.
By: Kyle Babcock
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