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Raul Ibanez hurt Phillies' chances

Misplayed deep fly ball to left field in sixth inning of NLCS Game 1

Updated: October 17, 2010, 12:37 AM ET
By Dave Cameron | FanGraphs

While Cody Ross' two solo home runs will get the attention, it was a ball that stayed in the park that cost the Phillies their chance to win the first game of the NLCS. With two outs and a runner on first base in the sixth inning, Pat Burrell drove a ball to deep left field, and while Raul Ibanez had enough time to get under it, he couldn't figure out how to make it land in his glove.