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Phillies Leave too Many on Base in Loss

The Phillies left 12 men on base, including 6 in scoring position, in their 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Joe Blanton pitched 6.1 solid innings allowing just two earned runs on four hits and one walk.  He struck out four.  Chad Durbin gave up the only other run, a solo home run by Jacoby Ellsbury.

The Phillies scored their only run when Ryan Howard drew a two out walk with the bases loaded.

Cole Hamels was scheduled to pitch in a minor league game, but due to the rain, he will pitch in tomorrow’s minor league game instead.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Tyler

    March 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    did ibanez get out or anythin with runners in scoring position… cuz if so… he may already be a bust cuz isnt that wat we brought him in for

  2. Section118

    March 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Oh boy… WS struggles are back again

  3. Jim

    March 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    oh come on tyler

    i cant blame ibanez if he didnt get the runners in this ONE time. gotta remember that this is baseball and you only get a hit 35% of the time if your REALLY good. hes not going to win them all

  4. Matt

    March 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Wow, people really aren’t judgin Ibanez off of one ST game are they? It’s amazing how people seem to forget how many times Burrell either struck out or popped out with runners on base.

  5. Manny

    March 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    What!!? Ibañez went 3 for 4 today!!

  6. Tyler

    March 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    i didnt no wat he did… i just wanted to no… i didnt even no if he had any opportunities… i wasnt tryin to slam him completely… but if he had ample opportunities then i would have… didnt mean to get anyone mad

  7. Jason B.

    March 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    One thing I will say is Ibanez hustled big time on the base path, going first to third on a Feliz hit down the third base line. I tell you what, Burrell never would’ve made it to third. He wasn’t fast, but he was smart and going hard the whole way. I haven’t been impressed with Ibanez, but it’s only ST and he has shown me some really good things. He has hit in the clutch so far this Spring, although his average doesn’t really reflect that.

  8. Fire

    March 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Wait… Jason B., you just raved about Ibanez’s hustle and then said you haven’t been impressed with him? I’ve been watching or listening to just about every ST game so far and he’s been solid. His defense hasn’t been an embarrassment, his hitting has been timely and he’s been smart on the basepaths. I love Burrell as much as the next guy, but Ibanez is going to win us some games by the end of the season. He’s not the type of guy to go for long stretches without pitching in.

  9. Jason B.

    March 30, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Fire… Sorry, I meant to say I have been Impressed, but it’s only ST.

  10. Fire

    March 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    ha! no harm, no foul. i just thought it was a weird way to follow up a compliment!

  11. AlexSorent

    April 8, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Well, these are interesting thoughts. I think they are true. However, everything is
    relative and ambiguous to my mind.

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