Jamie Moyer, who is 6-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last 10 starts against the Nats/Expos, takes the hill when the Phils open a three-game set in Washington. He'll oppose right-hander Daniel Cabrera.
If the Phillies display some of that early patience today, they should come out on top. Cabrera is notoriously wild and has led the league in walks twice with Baltimore, and there's no telling how amped up he'll be pitching in a home opener. Nevertheless, the Phils haven't really seen a pitcher like Cabrera yet; the Phils sometimes struggle against those deemed "effective wild." Meanwhile, Moyer is hoping for better results than his last outing, a five-inning, four-run loss to Atlanta. It was reported that rookie catcher Lou Marson was spending some extra time going over with signals with Moyer, which could suggest that Marson will get the call behind the plate.