Ryan Madson's blown save in the 9th led to a five-run bloodletting of Clay Condrey and Tyler Walker in the 10th, as the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays in an uninspired 8-3 opener.
Toronto set themselves up to score all night, but squandered almost every opportunity until their final at bats. Lucky to be leading 3-2 when they handed the ball to Madson in the ninth, the Phillies' luck quickly ran out, starting with a swinging bunt and ending with a bases loaded walk to tie it. Mad Dog managed to escape the jam with just one run, but then Condrey came on for what proved to be his worst outing of the season. Walker, making his Phillies' debut, allowed all his inherited runners to score. Larry Andersen, working the radio broadcast, complained about home plate umpire Eric Cooper's strike zone the entire night; Cooper charged Phillies' pitchers with 10 bases on balls. Offensively, the Phils pieced together few positives.