Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #198 Raul Ibañez

9 in a row for the hottest team in baseball! The Phillies pounded the Cubs tonight, 10-1, to extend their winning streak and keep their lead in the NL East at 6½ games. Rodrigo Lopez had another effective outing, pitching six strong innings and earning his second win as a Phillie.

Raul Ibañez started the scoring in the first inning with a 3-run blast against Cubs' starter Ted Lilly. It was Raul's 25th home run of the season. Carlos Ruiz kept things going with his own 2-run home run in the second inning. A 4-run fourth inning, aided by an Alfonso Soriano error, and a Ryan Howard solo shot in the eighth inning gave the Phils the easy win.

Pitching Notes: Apparently, Brett Myers is saying he could return to the Phillies' bullpen by mid-August . . . Pedro Martinez pitches his first simulated game tomorrow in Clearwater . . . Peter Gammons just reported on Baseball Tonight the Blue Jays will make a decision on Roy Halladay by the end of the week.

3 comments:

JLP2009 said...

I thought Lopez was going to get the card for last nights win...

philly_phanatic said...

Ibanez was key lasat night in the Phils' 10-1 win. He is such a great player. Thanks so much for commenting.

Jim said...

I know . . . I was going to post Rodrigo's IronPigs card, but Raul's Allen & Ginter card was just too cool. (Shhh . . . I'm blogging at work. Rainy days and a boring conference room will do that to you).