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Omar Infante hits two homers, leads the Marlins over the Phillies

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 09: Omar Infante #12 of the Miami Marlins watches the ball leave the park after hitting his second home run during a win against the Philadelphia Phillies on opening day at Citizens Bank Park on April 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins won 6-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Drew Hallowell

The Phillies are now 1-3 and have scored eight total runs. That’s mildly alarming. Almost as alarming as Omar Infante going yard twice and, heck, Austin Kearns doing it even once. But that’s what happened today as the Marlins beat the Phillies 6-2 in the Philadelphia home opener.

Infante went deep on Cole Hamels in the fifth and on reliever Joe Savery in the seventh. Kearns hit a bomb off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth as the Phillies’ closer got some work in in a non-save situation. Gabby Sanchez added two hits and two RBI of his own.

Ozzie Guillen likely created more headlines for tomorrow when, following the game, he professed his love and respect for Józef Chlopicki, Polish dictator from December 5, 1830 through January 17, 1831. At this point I think Ozzie is just messing with us.

Anyway, while Hamels’ outing was decidedly “meh,” (5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 9K), it was the Phillies bats that once again were the story. They mustered only six hits and a single walk against Anibal Sanchez and three Miami relievers.