Phillies v. Giants
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 28-17 when getting on the board first but just 15-38 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 33-4 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 423-308.
- Philadelphia has the best second-half record in Major League Baseball since 2008 going 250-184.
- Last night was the third 14 inning game the Phillies played this season, their most since 1980.
- Ben Revere had a strong game in his return to the leadoff spot for the Phillies going 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
- Jimmy Rollins put forth another good game at the plate going 2-for-5 with a home run, two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Marlon Byrd added another extra-base hit going 1-for-6 with a double, a walk and two RBIs.
- Chase Utley went 2-for-6 with a walk and an RBI.
- Ryan Howard was on base three times tonight going 2-for-6 with a walk and two runs scored.
- The home run Jonathan Papelbon surrendered in the top of the ninth inning that allowed San Francisco to tie the game was his first home run, and just the third extra-base hit, allowed this season.
Place: 1st in NL West
Last 10: 7-3
- San Francisco has won nine of their last 13 games against the Phillies including eight of their last 10 games at Citizens Bank Park.
- The Giants have won nine of their last 14 games and are currently one game up on 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 41-11 when scoring first but 15-33 when allowing the first run of the game.
- They have done a great job late in games as they are 46-3 when leading after eight innings but are just 5-37 when trailing heading into the ninth inning.
- Four runs seems to be the line for the Giants as they are 46-10 when scoring four or more runs but just 10-34 when scoring three or fewer.
- Hunter Pence continued to cause havoc at the top of the order for the Giants last night going 3-for-8 with a solo home run and two runs scored.
- Pablo Sandoval had a strong game after an injury scare in the bottom of the first inning. He went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI.
- Buster Posey had a strong game at the plate going 4-for-7 with a double and the game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth. He scored two runs on the night.
- Gregor Blanco was another Giant who ripped a double going 1-for-5 with a double, two walks and two runs scored.
- Shortstop Brandon Crawford went 2-for-6 with a bases-clearing double in the 14th inning that plates three runs. Overall he put up four RBIs and scored a run of his own.
11-7, 3.38 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
Bumgarner, 24, allowed one run on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in six innings of work in Friday's win over the Marlins. In three career starts against the Phillies, Bumgarner is 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. None of Bumgarner's three regular season starts against the Phillies have come at Citizens Bank Park.
6-9, 4.08 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Burnett, 37, allowed six runs on 10 hits with a walk and five strikeouts in just five innings of work in Friday's loss to the Braves. In nine career starts against the Giants, Burnett is 6-3 with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. In 18 career games (17 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.