On opening day, the Texas Rangers knocked Cliff Lee around pretty good. The Phils' left-handed ace gave up eight earned runs on 11 hits while going just 5 innings. Last night Lee pitched a gem, hurling a complete game and giving up just one run while striking out 13. And he got the loss. That's because the Phils' feeble lineup managed just three hits against Braves starter Julio Teheran. Hey, at least we were not treated to another miserable showing from the Phils' bullpen. This time it was the bats that went AWOL. You know you're in trouble when one of your three hits is Ryan Howard beating out an infield single. The Phillies now stand at 6-8 and continue to gasp for air. So about those Sixers! They ended their season the same way they started it, by beating the defending champion Miami Heat. The 76ers won their first three games of the season, and their last two. It's probably best to simply forget everything in between. And the Flyers? Those are storm clouds forming above Madison Square Garden, where the orange and black have not won in their last eight appearances. Tonight they go into their Stanley Cup playoff opening series without their starting goaltender, Steve Mason. He's out with an upper body injury. Ray Emery will be between the pipes. All in all, just a swell day on the Philly sports front. Next you'll tell me the Eagles released DeSean Jackson, getting nothing in return for a Pro Bowl receiver.