Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Finest #45 Raul Ibañez

Phillies 3, Marlins 2
Game 47 - Friday Night, May 28th in Miami

Finally. After 30 scoreless innings, Raul Ibañez' triple in the top of the 4th inning scored Ryan Howard. Howard touched the plate and I promptly shut my eyes and fell completely asleep. It had been an exhausting week for the Phils (and me) and the scoring of this monumental run was all I needed to see in order to slumber peacefully.

Thankfully, the team was able to add two more runs, defeating the Marlins, 3-2. In the 5th, Chase Utley singled, stole second and came home on a Howard base hit. And in the 7th, following a double steal by Shane Victorino and Wilson Valdez, Victorino scored on an Utley ground-out.

Kyle Kendrick pitched 6 strong innings for the win. The back-end of the bullpen (Chad Durbin, Danys Baez and Jose Contreras) held the Marlins scoreless over the final 3 frames of the game.

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