David Murphy's Phillies Notebook for today has a funny little anecdote from the opening series in Philadelphia:
"Myself, I liked Pence," the manager said. "Spring training. The start of the season. Last winter."
Manuel said he joked with Astros third-base coach Dave Clark when Houston was in Philadelphia to open the regular season.
"I've known him a long time," Manuel said. "I told him, 'I'm gonna get Pence.' He said, 'No you're not.'"