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Taguchi Off The Hook With Hit

Todd Zolecki today blogged about So Taguchi’s big two-run double in the ninth inning of last night’s comeback 8-6 win. It was Taguchi’s first memorable moment as a Phillie.

“I am a small part,” he said. “It’s not me. It’s the team.”

Paul Hagen wrote about the play. Charlie Manuel added that Taguchi had a great at bat:

“So had a heckuva at-bat,” he said. “He fouled off a couple pitches. The guy kept throwing him away, away, away. The rightfielder was playing in a little bit, and he hit it right over his head.”

Taguchi really did have a great at bat, just getting the bat wheerve the ball was coming in until he could get a strike. And what a strike. I couldn’t believe Taguchi could rope the ball that deep into right field.

Looking back, it was really gutsy going with Taguchi and not Eric Bruntlett in that situation — or even sticking with Geoff Jenkins. If Taguchi gets an out there, we’re blasting Jimy Williams for the move. It worked, and boy, what a boost for Taguchi.

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