Phillies Power Past The Jays
The Phillies powered past the Blue Jays in Dunedin today by a score of 12-7. Ryan Howard provided some pop with a 2 run homer in the 6th inning and rookie Jeremy Slayden added a home run of his own while going 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. Raul Ibanez and Eric Bruntlett also collected 2 RBI a piece. Photos: Charlie Manuel slaps hands with the fans; Bruntlett makes a running grab; Ibanez gets a hit:
Carlos Carrasco and JA Happ continued the battle for the 5th starter position today; advantage: Happ. Happ went 3 innings with 3 hits and 2 runs surrendered. Carrasco, on the other hand, struggled in the 5th inning, ultimately giving up 5 runs on 3 hits, 2 of which were homers. Only 3 of the runs were earned due to an error on a dropped fly ball by Bruntlett. Overall, Happ had better control and poise on the mound, where Carrasco’s inexperience showed a bit. Still, Happ needs to work on keeping the ball down. Also pitching today, former Cincinnati Red, Gary Majewski who made it through 2 scoreless innings.
Ibanez and Howard celebrate after Howard’s 2-run shot; Miguel Cairo makes an amazing play on a short grounder; Ibanez demonstrates his lack of grace while sliding into home:
Left: This sunbather clearly did not get the memo about the 55 degree temperatures in Western Florida today. Bottom Left: This behind belongs to a man who proposed to his girlfriend during the game. He did not own a pair of non-holey jeans for this special occasion? Right: Baseball lights put to good use: Birds make a home in Dunedin Stadium.
And that brings us to the Photo of the Day: I did mention the Phillies won by a score of 12-7, right? The Blue Jays staff, apparently, thought wishing makes it so; check out the run total column. Is that 2 runs for the Phils, or possibly 12? Hmmmmm…
***Visit the Phillies Phollowers Online Shop today!***
*Remember also to check out our homepage My Team Rivals and our Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, Billy Penn Curse, Reinstate Pete Rose, Phillies Mets Rivalry, Phillies Marlins Rivalry, and Phillies Braves Rivalry and my very own Miami Dolphins page, The Dolphin Pod!