But aside from McGowan's 91-mph slider, which slipped past the outstretched gloves of the middle infielders, the Phillies' pitching staff -- Correia and the bullpen -- were as good as they needed to be.
Correia said he thought he might be a bit rusty. It was his first time on a Major League mound this season, and his first start since allowing seven runs on Aug. 24, 2014, as a member of the Dodgers.
But to the contrary, the journeyman right-hander was sharp, allowing five hits with four strikeouts.
"He showed moving stuff. Effectively wild at times, but he made pitches," Sandberg said. "For his first outing, I think he did a really nice job."
Correia, who spent the 2015 season up until this point in the Minors, felt like he got away with a couple of pitches, but was happy to be throwing in the big leagues.
Of course, it came at a small price -- on two occasions, Correia, while not hurt, was hit by balls off the bat.
"It was a welcome back kind of thing," Correia said.