Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daily Roundup: 5/12/10

Phils Lose in Extras: The Phillies were scheduled to play a day-night double-header today. In Game 1, Roy Halladay struggled in the first couple of innings. He did manage to pitch 6 1/3rd innings and give up only two runs, but he surrendered 10 hits. The Phillies defense did not help either. They committed 3 errors and their should have been at least one more.

The Phillies only managed three runs, and the game was tied going into the 10th. The Phillies had Howard, Werth and Ibanez due up. Howard singled. Werth hit a ground ball but reached base on a fielder's choice. Ibanez hit a ground ball double play. Miguel Olivo (5-5 in the game) lead of the bottom half of the inning with a monstrous homer off Chad Durbin for the walk-off. The scheduled night game was canceled because of weather conditions.

Phillies Stealing Signs: The Rockies have accused the Phillies of stealing their signs. The Rockies claim that Phils' bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer was looking through binoculars in the bullpen, trying to steal the Rockies signs. This is a load of crap. If you're not trying to steal signs then your not trying. Almost every team tries to steal signs. This is not a big deal.

Charlie Manuel: "We were not trying to steal signs. Would we try to steal somebody's signs? Yeah, if we can. But we don't do that. We're not going to let a guy stand up there in the bullpen with binoculars looking in. We're smarter than that."

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