Following an inning that saw the Phillies draw three walks (out of character for the Phillies of years past) and was capped by a Jimmy Rollins grand slam, Lee found himself with a seemingly comfortable lead.
It would be anything but, as the Rangers scored four runs in the bottom half of the second and three more in the third to take a 7-6 lead. The Phillies would respond however, winning the high-scoring Opening Day affair 14-10 over the Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
With Lee struggling mightily, allowing 11 hits and eight runs in just five innings pitched, the Phillies offense was able to bail the pitcher out with an outstanding performance.
In total, the Phillies would score 14 runs on the afternoon on 17 hits. A nice surprise for fans after the team was held scoreless in their final three preseason games.
Rollins started the day big, hitting a grand slam in just his second at-bat of the season for his 200th career home run. Rollins would cool off from there however, going just 1-for-6 on the afternoon, but the rest of the lineup would more than compensate.
Cody Asche had a 3-for-4 day at the plate, including a home run, a double, two RBIs and one walk. Ben Revere would collect three hits on the day as well, as the center fielder went 3-for-6 with three RBIs out of the leadoff spot.
By: Kyle Babcock
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