Raul Ibanez is the team leader on the Phillies
Raul Ibanez had a birthday yesterday. What a way to celebrate! He hit two homeruns and a double to propel the Phillies to the win out in San Diego last night, 10-5. The Padres tried a late run at the Phils leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.
The Phillies are now an important 2.5 games up on the Mets with the Pirates last night taking it again to the Mets beating them for the second night in a row. The Phils are now 18-6 on the road and are on a 5 game winning streak. Antonio Bastardo was as advertised for the Phillies he went 6 innings and only allowed 1 run. Bastardo is 1-0 on his first major league start.
I am not going to mention the 's' word today, I don't want to jinx the Phils but they could do that 's' word tonight out in San Diego. Another young arm for the Phillies, JA Happ, goes tonight against the Padres, have the brooms ready.