That includes Juan Pierre, who has been caught stealing twice and been picked off once. He also was thrown out at second base while trying to advance on a wild pitch Sunday. That is four outs on the bases in one month.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked prior to a 6-4 win over the Cubs if there is any way to cut down Pierre's outs on the bases.
"If I take the green light off him, I don't know what that does," Manuel said. "That sends him a pretty big message. I want him to be aggressive. That sends him a message that I don't think he can run. I definitely don't want to do that."
Pierre's aggressiveness paid off in the series finale against Chicago. He entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter for Chad Qualls and was hit by Scott Maine's first pitch of the at-bat. One out later, Pierre went from first to third on Jimmy Rollins' soft single, and he scored the go-ahead run on Placido Polanco's double.