Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Phillies welcome in San Francisco for three games


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The Giants are sporting a 29-24 road record this year

The San Francisco Giants play the Phillies tonight at home for the first of three games between the two teams. With the way the schedule works now, the Phillies don't see the Giants as often as they use to many years ago. The Phils face the Giants at home now, then starting Aug. 8th for 4 games at AT&T Park in San Fran.


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Buster Posey is the leader on this SF Giants team

What have the Giants been up to? I don't really watch as many West coast games as I use to, but the Giants are very much like the Phillies this season, they are 2 games over .500 and in the hunt for a Wild Card spot. The Giants are 2.5 GB in the Wild Card race that has plenty of time to go. The Giants have been surging though, in the last 30 games, the Giants are 21-9 while the Phillies are 16-14.

Last year the Phils won the season series 4-3 with the Giants.

Here's the Giants this year, and what they have done:

Team Batting
Rk Pos Name Age PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BA OBP
1CBuster Posey32292265327020529.264.329
21BBrandon Belt*314113445580171136.233.350
32BJoe Panik*28374332337716327.232.306
4SSBrandon Crawford*32378338407919944.234.307
53BEvan Longoria (10-day IL)333112783867141339.241.318
6LFAlex Dickerson*299787223410623.391.454
7CFKevin Pillar304083875095251254.245.275
8RFSteven Duggar* (40-man)25267248255811428.234.277
Rk Pos Name Age PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BA OBP
93BPablo Sandoval#322632413964201338.266.310
10OFMike Yastrzemski*28200182335011931.275.322
11CStephen Vogt*34153134183717419.276.353
12UTTyler Austin2714412724232820.181.278
13MIDonovan Solano3113512515429216.336.370
14OFGerardo Parra*329786817316.198.278
15UTYangervis Solarte#317873915517.205.247
16RFAustin Slater2666577155313.263.364
17LFMac Williamson28575136117.118.211
18CErik Kratz39363214213.125.222
19CAramis Garcia (40-man)26171633023.188.235
20LFMike Gerber* (40-man)26161501100.067.125
21LFConnor Joe26161511000.067.125
223BZach Green25131112101.182.308
23OFMichael Reed268800000.000.000
24Aaron Altherr281100000.000.000
Rk Pos Name Age PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BA OBP
25PMadison Bumgarner29504425013.114.188
26PJeff Samardzija34353113101.097.097
27PTyler Beede26282324001.174.269
28PShaun Anderson24242102100.095.136
29PDereck Rodriguez (40-man)27191914000.211.211
30PDrew Pomeranz30181700000.000.000
31PDerek Holland#32131201000.083.083
32PNick Vincent (DFA)323300000.000.000
33PAndrew Suarez* (40-man)263300000.000.000
34PConner Menez* (40-man)242200000.000.000
35PTy Blach (DFA)281100000.000.000
36PTravis Bergen* (60-day IL)250000000
37PMark Melancon340000000
38PSam Coonrod260000000
39PTony Watson*340000000
40PTrevor Gott260000000
41PReyes Moronta260000000
42PSam Dyson310000000
43PPat Venditte*340000000
44PWill Smith290000000
45PRay Black (40-man)290000000
46PWilliams Jerez* (40-man)270000000
Team Totals30.240343629463859211109449.237.303
Rank in 15 NL teams814143141514
Non-Pitcher Totals30.338383453457840209108444.243.310
Pitcher Totals28.7196176619215.108.147
Rk Pos Name Age PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BA OBP
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/30/2019.


So the Phillies have to keep themselves focused more than ever to keep winning, keep pace with the Wild Card race or better if the Braves start to stumble.

Tonight, it's Beede vs. Smyly at Citizens Bank Park.


So the Phils went out and got Jason Vargas from the Mets, that's not the worst thing to happen, but I am expecting some more. This isn't the kind of bold move the Phillies need to make, we need a bit more than this. There is still time.

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