How long will the Phillies stick with Raul?
Raul Ibanez is struggling. He is hitless in his last 18 plate appearances, and is batting just .187/.265/.253 overall. Against lefties, he is 3-for-21 with nine strikeouts and a walk. Understandably, Charlie Manuel is giving Ibanez the day off today against lefty Wade LeBlanc. John Mayberry Jr. is in the line-up. For now, it is just a day off.