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 19-50 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 3-57 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 35-18 when out-hitting opponents but 13-44 when getting outhit.
- Philadelphia is 153-112 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 435-319.
- Ryan Howard was a force in the middle of the Phillies order yesterday going 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.
- Ben Revere continued to rake going 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
- Chase Utley had a two-hit game going 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
- Marlon Byrd was 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and an RBI.
- Jimmy Rollins was 0-for-3 but walked twice and scored two runs.
- Wil Nieves had a multi-hit game going 2-for-4.
- Domonic Brown was the only other Phillie to record a hit going 1-for-4 with a walk.
Place: 2nd in NL West
Last 10: 3-7
- The Giants have struggled lately having lost six of their last eight games getting outscored 33-25 over that span.
- Despite boasting a strong record, the Giants are 31-32 at home and 37-39 at night this season.
- Getting on the board first has been big for the Giants as they are 47-13 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 20-10 against the NL East this season.
- San Francisco has been virtually lights out this season when leading through eight innings boasting a 52-3 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 8-4 in extra frames.
- Mike Morse continued to torch the Phillies pitching going 3-for-3 with a walk, a triple, two doubles, a run scored and an RBI yesterday.
- Hunter Pence went deep in the first inning for his 16th home run of the season.
- Joe Panik had a strong game going 2-for-3 with a walk, his first career triple, an RBI and a run scored.
- Gregor Blanco entered the game as a pinch-hitter and went 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
- Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey each recorded a hit and scored a run.
6-6, 4.40 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Buchanan, 25, allowed three runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts in six innings in Monday's loss to the Mets. He has now earned the decision in all 12 of his Major League starts. Buchanan has never started against the Giants.
9-8, 4.51 ERA, 1.34 WHIP
Lincecum, 30, allowed six runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Royals. In 13 career games (12 starts) against the Phillies, Lincecum is 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. In 126 career starts at AT&T Park, he is 51-40 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.