Sunday, October 17, 2010

Giants Stun Phillies in Game 1

San Francisco Giants' shortstop Juan Uribe goes air born as he makes the throw to second after tagging out Philadelphia Phillies' Jayson Werth during game 1 of the NLCS in Philadelphia on October 16, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
San Francisco Giants' shortstop Juan Uribe goes air born as he makes the throw to second after tagging out Philadelphia Phillies' Jayson Werth during game 1 of the NLCS in Philadelphia on October 16, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch





The San Francisco Giants are a scrappy ballclub who have a lot of players that aren't household names. Take Cody Ross for example, he has not been looked at as a sought after free agent, but the Giants saw a fiery player in him and picked him up in August for a possible playoff run. Ross played in a huge part in the Giants 4-3 victory last night in Philadelphia in Game 1 of the NLCS.

The Phillies offense didn't rise to the occasion last night. The team looked much like they did in the Division Series. When there were scoring opportunities, the bats just couldn't get the job done. Here is a run down of the box score from last night:

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA
Shane Victorino CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .167 GDP
Placido Polanco 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .154 2B
Chase Utley 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .286
Ryan Howard 1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 .267 2B
Jayson Werth RF 3 1 2 2 1 1 .267 HR
Jimmy Rollins SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 .067
Raul Ibanez LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200
Carlos Ruiz C 3 1 1 1 0 1 .273 HR,HBP
   Wilson Valdez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Roy Halladay P 2 0 1 0 0 1 .400
   Domonic Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Ryan Madson P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ross Gload PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 3 13 .212
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/17/2010.

The problem we see with the boxscore is a lot of zeros in the hits column. The Phillies did scatter 7 hits in the ballgame of course with Chooch's HR and Werth's HR in the mix.

Jimmy Rollins was 0-4, Victorino was 0-5 and Ryan Howard had 3 strikeouts on the night for the Phillies. These three players will have to do much better for the Phils tonight in Game 2 of the NLCS.

We had a live blog going last night here at FightinPhillies, and we'll do it again for Game 2 tonight.

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