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Observations: Bastardo, Herndon, Halladay, Fans, More
It has been said many times that baseball is a game of failure, yet for seven innings yesterday it was difficult to find any flaws with this team. Every member of the line-up, Halladay included, had a hit. New third baseman Placido Polanco not only drove in six runs, but started a 5-4-3 double play that ended the fourth inning. Raul Ibanez, who struggled in the second half of last season and throughout spring training, reached base twice and scored two runs.