No Pain In Celebrating

Ryan Howard said himself "I'm taking them both out" as he tackled a celebrating Carlos Ruiz and Lidge who were already down on their knees. Don't worry. Ryan Howard is not the reason Brad Lidge is on the disabled list.

During the offseason, Brad Lidge talked about the dog pile following the strikeout of Eric Hinske to clinch the World Series.

"All of a sudden, I felt like my knee did something weird. So after about 5, 10
seconds at the bottom of the pile, I was like, 'All right, get up.' Like the joy
was over, and my knee felt it was about to give."

After Lidge landed on the disabled list, he was about those remarks.

"Underneath that pile my knee definitely did feel like it was up around my head
somehow. And for a couple seconds I was a little worried. But everybody got off.
I walked it off afterward. I wouldn't be able to have worked out all winter and
all Spring Training and not have felt it at all and all of a sudden have it come
back if that's what happened."

I'm sure Lidge enjoyed every second of the celebration, but he said "that's definitely not what caused [his current knee injury]."

Phillies Notes: After asked if he would take legal action about the blogger who speculated his steroid use, Ibanez replied "We'll see."

The Phillies beat the New York Mets last night 5-4 in 11 innings. Chase Utley hit two home runs, including the game winner. Jayson Werth also made a fantastic catch in the bottom of the 10th that saved the game, which gave Utley a chance in the top of the 11th.

Jamie Moyer and Tim Redding are slated tonight.

During last night's game, Chase Utley and Mike Pelfrey exchanged some words. Apparently, Pelfrey didn't like when Utley stepped out of the box.


Call of the Day: Not only did he pitch well, but Joe Blanton hit a home run in the World Series.

"Now the 2-1 pitch.. Swing and a line drive to left. It is OUTTA HERE! Can you
believe it?! Pitcher Joe Blanton- has hit a line drive home run! And the
Phillies now lead it by a score of six to two!"

"How about that? A man
who has two hits in his entire career, in 33 at-bats, both singles of course,
gets one into the stands in left field for a home run."


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