Ibanez will not be seen putting a swing on a ball when it matters for a couple of weeks.

Ibanez to DL, Mayberry to Take Place

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez has been placed on the Diasabled List today because of a strained groin injury. John Mayberry Jr. has been called up in his place. The Phillies are going to have to find a new way to score runs with Ibanez out, because he has been carrying the Phils with 59 Runs Batted In.

This would be the perfect time for Ryan Howard and Chase Utley to catch a fire, and light up opposing pitchers, but whether that happens will remain to be seen. 

It really does not matter if we have Ibanez or not, (though it would help!) because shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the guy that gets the Phils to the play-offs. Rollins needs to get on a tear now that Ibanez cannot get the Phils out of jams.

Tags: Chase Utley Jimmy Rollins John Mayberry Jr. New York Mets Suck Philadelphia Phillies Raul Ibanez Ryan Howard

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