This is a recap of the last three games against the San Francisco Giants.
GAME 2: Phillies 5, Giants 1
Reigning Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee made his Phillies debut against the San Francisco Giants. Man oh man was he superb.
Lee took a Perfect Game into the third, which ended with a walk. The No-Hitter though, went to the sixth. Lee had 2 hits as well. His first career extra-base hit came in his second at bat, a ball which was inches away from a home run, but hit the very top of the wall instead. If he had hit that ball in Citizens Bank Park, it would’ve gone into the seats.
Lee pitched a full 9 Innings, walked two, gave up four hits, with one-earned run, and struck out 6.
Jayson Werth was the offensive hero, with 1 HR and 3 RBI.
GAME 3: Phillies 0, Giants 2
Tim Lincecum didn’t win the Cy Young award for nothing. Lincecum pitched 8 Innings of brilliant ball, allowing 7 hits, striking out 8, and allowed no runners to cross the plate.
Joe Blanton allowed sven hits as well, but 2 runs crossed the plate. Blanton stuck out 5 in Seven Innings.
Juan Uribe hit two sacrifice flies, which proved to be the difference.
GAME 4: Phillies 3, Giants 7
The Phillies took an early 3-1 lead, thanks to RBI hits by Eric Bruntlett and Carlos Ruiz, along with a homer by J-Roll, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Giants, who rallied for an additional 6 Runs.
Hamels went 5 innings, allowing 10 hits, and seven runs, six of which were earned.
Barry Zito went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs, two earned, and struck out 5, compared to Hamels’ Two Ks.
Freddy Sanchez went 2-4 with 2 RBI, while Eugenio Valez went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.
The Phillies start their homestand on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. Jason Hammel (5-6) will try and take down the oldest active player in baseball, Jamie Moyer (10-7).