Phillies @ Giants
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 35-19 when getting on the board first but just 18-49 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 3-56 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 41-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 30-25 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 35-17 when out-hitting opponents but 12-44 when getting outhit.
- Philadelphia is 152-11q since 2005 in the month of August, the best record in the National League and second best in the majors behind only the Yankees in that span.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 434-318.
Place: 2nd in NL West
Last 10: 4-6
- The Giants have struggled lately having lost five of their last six games getting outscored 23-16 over that span.
- Despite boasting a strong record, the Giants are 30-31 at home and 36-39 at night this season.
- Getting on the board first has been big for the Giants as they are 46-12 when scoring first but just 17-45 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- The National League East has been a welcomed sight for San Francisco as they are 19-9 against the NL East this season.
- San Francisco has been virtually lights out this season when leading through eight innings boasting a 51-3 record but they are just 5-50 when trailing heading into the ninth inning.
- Extra innings have been good for the Giants too as they are 8-3 in extra frames.
6-6, 2.37 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed one run on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts in seven innings on Saturday against the Mets. In 13 career starts against the Giants, Hamels is 6-3 with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. In five career starts at AT&T Park, he is 3-1 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.
13-9, 3.22 ERA, 1.16 WHIP
Bumgarner, 25, allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts in eight innings in Friday's loss to the Royals. In four career starts against the Phillies, Bumgarner is 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. In 65 career starts at AT&T Park, he is 27-22 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.