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I’m sure that plenty of you are
disappointed that you stayed up for the whole game last night, and part of me
is too. It would be easy to throw the blame on Kyle Kendrick since he was the
one that gave up the game winning run. Kyle would probably tell you that
he didn’t the stuff last night, but he didn’t lose this game for the Phillies
all by himself.
The Phillies sure did have their chances, the Phils were 1-8 with runners in
scoring position, and as a team left 11 on base. After the conclusion of the 11th
inning the Phillies appeared to all be trying to end the game with one swing.
The Phillies are making contact, but the hits just aren’t finding the grass as easily
as they used to.
“Try to forget about it, go home and get some sleep,” Howard said
“We hit some balls hard. We hit them right at people. Those things happen
They did do some things right, however. Michael Stutes, Antonio Bastardo,
Ryan Madson, and Danys Baez all had scoreless appearances in the game.
Cliff Lee pitched well enough to win the game. Cliff allowed eight
hits, one run, two walks and struck out five in seven innings. Because
threw 34 pitches in the first inning he wasn’t able to go much deeper.
Give credit to Mets right hander Chris Young who handled the Phillies with
relative ease for seven innings. Young retired 10 consecutive batters at
one point, and allowed just two hits in seven scoreless innings.
Side Notes -
Bin Ladin - It
was pretty awesome to see the fans reaction as news spread through the park that
the most wanted man in the world had been killed by United Stated Special
Raul - Ibanez had some big chances to break out of his slump last night,
but missed out in each opportunity. Before he was replaced by John
Mayberry Jr. Ibanez rolled over on a pitch with the bases loaded to end the
inning. He is now hitless in his last 34 appearances.