(Picture Courtesy: USA Today)
By: David Malandra(@djmjr788
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
After splitting a 4 game set with the Miami Marlins from Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies opened a 7 game road trip beginning with a 3 game series against the defending World Series champions San Francisco Giants from AT&T Park. The scheduled pitching matchup was Cliff Lee vs. Giants Madison Bumgarner.
Charlie Manuel changed the lineup. Chase Utley bats 2nd, John Mayberry in center field, Erik Kratz behind the Plate.
Giants Pitcher Madison Bumgarner first pitch to start the game was a foul ball for a strike. The first runs of game came in the top of 2nd inning when Michael Young hits a Double to right, scoring John Mayberry & Erik Kratz for a 2-0 lead, then With Ryan Howard batting, Madison Bumgarner throws a wild pitch scoring Chase Utley for a 3-0 lead. The Giants get on the board in the top of 3rd inning when Hunter Pence hits a solo homerun to make a 3-1 Phillies lead.
The Phillies would add 2 more runs in the top of 5th inning when Delmon Young hits a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Michael Young for a 4-1 lead, then Domonic Brown hits a monster home run that Lands into McCovey Cove for a 5-1 Phillies lead. The Giants would add another run in the 8th inning when Francisco Peguero singles, scoring Hunter Pence to make it 5-2 Phillies. The Phillies would add an insurance run the 9t h inning when Jimmy Rollins hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Erik Kratz to make it 6-2 Phillies. Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon comes in and takes 7 pitches to secure the win for Cliff Lee as the Phillies beat Giants 6-2 & end their 2 game losing streak.
Phillies Starter Cliff Lee dominated the Giants going 8 innings with 5 hits, 2 runs 6 strikeouts on 102 pitches. Giants Starter Madison Bumgarner went 6 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs , 7 strikeouts on 100 Pitches. The Phillies send Kyle Kendrick to pitch game 2 of series against the Giants Tim Lincecum on Tuesday at 10:15 PM EST.
Final Stats: Final Stats:
W: Cliff Lee (3-2)
L: Madison Bumgarner (3-1)
Time of game: 2:40
Attendance from AT&T Park in San Francisco: 41,171