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TGP’s Opening Day Starter Madness: Round 2

We continue our quest to find the greatest Opening Day starting pitcher of the past 32 years

Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies
Cole Hamels remains alive in the tournament...for now
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Round one of our Phillies Opening Day Starter Madness tournament is complete. Thanks to all that voted here or on Twitter (or both)!

The higher seeds mostly won their first-round matchups, but there were a few upsets, the most notable being 13 seed 2012 Roy Halladay taking down four seed 2013 Cole Hamels. And sorry to all you Kevin Millwood, Brett Myers, and Jeremy Hellickson enthusiasts. Despite having multiple entries in the field, those pitchers have all been eliminated from the competition.

Here are the full results from round one:

Steve Carlton Region

#1 2011 Roy Halladay defeats #16 2009 Brett Myers

#8 2019 Aaron Nola defeats #9 2020 Aaron Nola

#13 2012 Roy Halladay defeats #4 2013 Cole Hamels

#12 2014 Cliff Lee defeats #5 2016 Jeremy Hellickson

#2 2018 Aaron Nola defeats #15 2007 Brett Myers

#7 2015 Cole Hamels defeats #10 2006 Jon Lieber

#3 2010 Roy Halladay defeats #14 2008 Brett Myers

#6 2021 Aaron Nola defeats #11 2017 Jeremy Hellickson

Robin Roberts Region

#1 1997 Curt Schilling defeats #16 1990 Bruce Ruffin

#8 1992 Terry Mulholland defeats #9 1996 Sid Fernandez

#4 1993 Terry Mulholland defeats #13 2001 Omar Daal

#5 1991 Terry Mulholland defeats #12 2004 Kevin Millwood

#2 1998 Curt Schilling defeats #15 2002 Robert Person

#7 1995 Curt Schilling defeats #10 2005 Jon Lieber

#3 1999 Curt Schilling defeats #14 2000 Andy Ashby

#11 1994 Curt Schilling defeats #6 2003 Kevin Millwood

On to the second round which features an exciting Terry Mulholland vs. Terry Mulholland showdown, as well as TWO Curt Schilling vs. Curt Schilling matchups!

Now it’s your chance to vote for who you’d like to see advance into the elite eight. (If you need a quick reference of their basic stats and pitching line on Opening Day, you can refer to the original post.)

Poll

#1 2011 Roy Halladay vs. #8 2019 Aaron Nola

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    2011 Halladay
    (96 votes)
  • 4%
    2019 Nola
    (5 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

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#13 2012 Roy Halladay vs. #12 2014 Cliff Lee

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  • 49%
    2012 Halladay
    (48 votes)
  • 50%
    2014 Lee
    (49 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 2018 Aaron Nola vs. #7 2015 Cole Hamels

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  • 57%
    2018 Nola
    (58 votes)
  • 42%
    2015 Hamels
    (43 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

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#3 2010 Roy Halladay vs. #6 2021 Aaron Nola

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  • 98%
    2010 Halladay
    (96 votes)
  • 1%
    2021 Nola
    (1 vote)
97 votes total Vote Now

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#1 1997 Curt Schilling vs. #8 1992 Terry Mulholland

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  • 73%
    1997 Schilling
    (71 votes)
  • 26%
    1992 Mulholland
    (25 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

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#4 1993 Terry Mulholland vs. #5 1991 Terry Mulholland

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  • 78%
    1993 Mulholland
    (71 votes)
  • 21%
    1991 Mulholland
    (20 votes)
91 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 1998 Curt Schilling vs. #7 1995 Curt Schilling

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  • 72%
    1998 Schilling
    (63 votes)
  • 27%
    1995 Schilling
    (24 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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#3 1999 Curt Schilling vs. #11 1994 Curt Schilling

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  • 65%
    1999 Schilling
    (57 votes)
  • 34%
    1994 Schilling
    (30 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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