Raul Ibanez nearly set a few records this season and they were all the dubious kind.

Most notable, of course, was the epic 0-for-35 slump that lasted from April 18 through May 1. The streaky, 39-year-old veteran was one more out away from tying the franchise record held by none other than the epically mediocre Steve Jeltz, the poster child from the Phillies' most mediocre era ever.

But immediately on the heels of that long hitless streak, Ibanez rewarded manager Charlie Manuel's patience with another streak. In this one, Ibanez went 8 for 12 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs.

That, folks, is Raul Ibanez. Mr. Extreme.