San Francisco Giants comeback bid falls short in ninth, fall to Phillies
The San Francisco Giants went from being up 1-0, to losing 5-1 really quick. A small flurry of runs in the ninth wasn’t enough though as they dropped game two of this series in Philadelphia.
Every time San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Johnny Cueto steps on the mound from now on, fans might start to think if this is the last time they could see him in the orange and black. He pitched ok, but didn’t give Hunter Strickland the greatest situation to pitch into when he came in. Cueto struck out nine in six innings, but allowed eight hits and was tagged for three earned.
The Phillies young starter, Ben Lively put together a solid seven innings of work, only allowing one run on a sac fly, and four hits. Even though he struckout nobody, the Giants just couldn’t hit the ball in good spots.
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The Giants lone run came on a Sac Fly from Orland Calixte, scoring Buster Posey.
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The Phillies picked up one in the sixth thanks to former Giants prospect, and key piece in the Hunter Pence trade, Tommy Joseph. The merry-go-round got started in the seventh-inning when Johnny Cueto let two guys on with no-outs. Hunter Strickland, still eligible to play as he is having an in-person hearing for his appeal to his six game suspension, inherited the two runners, allowed them to score, and then allowed another two of his own to score. The four run inning from the Phillies pretty much ended the game.
The Giants got two runs back in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 5-3
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The Giants and Phillies take the field at 11:15 Pacific tomorrow, in the all-deciding rubber match of two of the worst teams in baseball. You can catch it on NBCSBA, or KNBR 680.