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:

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The Pitching Duel

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.

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More Highlights

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:

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Wildlife Meets Baseball:

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.030209c.jpg

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…

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The Phillies are OFF tomorrow!  Next game, Wednesday, 1:05pm against Team Canada at Bright House field.  Cole Hamels is scheduled to start.  See you there!

 

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5 Comments

Who do you think is going to win the 5th starters job? The one common question between Mets and Phils fans.

PS: Thanks for not spelling it Phorida…..
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Yeah, Phlorida is going a bit far… :O) Anyway, I think it will be Happ. Park is more useful in the pen cuz he can eat innings; Carrasco is still developing and Kendrick? I think he may have a rough time rebounding from a crappy 08.

You would think the Blue Jays would upgrade that scoreboard. Looks to be a little out dated.

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I agree – couldn’t the guy have dressed better when he proposed! Oh well – I hope she said yes!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Jenn,
Those are some great pictures! Whenever I try to upload mine, they always come out so big! What’s your secret? lol
I hope you’re having fun! Get any autographs?
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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