Phillies v. Giants
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 28-17 when getting on the board first but just 15-37 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-47 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 33-3 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 24-23 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 30-13 when out-hitting opponents but 8-38 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 423-307.
- Philadelphia has the best second-half record in Major League Baseball since 2008 going 250-183.
- All 14 Phillies hits last night were singles.
- Jimmy Rollins had a good game at the plate going 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
- Ryan Howard went 2-for-5 at the plate with a two-run single to left field in the fourth inning.
- Cody Asche rebounded from his four-strikeout game on Sunday going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two diving plays in the field at third base.
- Cameron Rupp also put up a good game going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Marlon Byrd helped his trade value going 2-for-5 on the night.
- Grady Sizemore got another hit at the top of the Phillies order going 1-for-5 with a run scored.
- Antonio Bastardo threw a scoreless seventh inning throwing 13 pitches, all for strikes.
Place: 1st in NL West
Last 10: 6-4
- San Francisco has won eight of their last 12 games against the Phillies including seven of their last nine games at Citizens Bank Park.
- The Giants have won eight of their last 13 games and are currently tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West.
- Scoring first is the key to victory for San Francisco as they are 40-11 when scoring first but 15-33 when allowing the first run of the game.
- The Giants have struggled with runners in scoring position going 7-for-29 over their last three games.
- They have done a great job late in games as they are 46-3 when leading after eight innings but are just 4-37 when trailing heading into the ninth inning.
- Four runs seems to be the line for the Giants as they are 45-10 when scoring four or more runs but just 10-34 when scoring three or fewer.
- Hunter Pence had a monster game at the top of the Giants order going 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, a stolen base and two RBIs.
- Adam Duvall had a great game at the plate going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run to centerfield.
- Gregor Blanco did it all for the Giants going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.
- Mike Morse went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and was thrown out at home while trying to score in the second inning.
- Pablo Sandoval put up a good night at the plate going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
- Buster Posey only had one hit in his five at-bats but drove in two runs.
- Joaquin Arias had a pinch-hit double and scored a run.
3-3, 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP
Petit, 29, is making his sixth start of the season and his first since May 31st. He has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in his last 11 games. In five career games (one start) against the Phillies, Petit is 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP. In two career games at Citizens Bank Park, he is 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.
4-8, 4.22 ERA, 1.45 WHIP
Hernandez, 33, allowed just one run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in eight innings of work in July 9th's win over the Brewers. In two career starts against the Giants, Hernandez is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. In 12 career games (10 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-6 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.