The Giants and Phillies split the season series 3-3, with the Giants winning two of three in San Francisco in April, and the Phillies taking two of three in Philadelphia in August.
Monday, April 26,
At San Francisco
Giants 5, Phillies 1
The Giants handed Roy Halladay his first loss of the season, scoring three runs in the first three inning. Jonathan Sanchez gave up one run on three hits over five innings. He also walked five, leading to his early exit. Mark DeRosa (remember him?) has a two-out, two-run single in the first. Eli Whiteside doubled in a run and homered off Halladay. Halladay gave up five earned in seven innings.
Tuesday, April 27
At San Francisco
Giants 6, Phillies 2
Todd Wellemeyer beat Jamie Moyer. Neither pitcher finished the season on the active roster. Aubrey Huff and Matt Downs homered in the second to give the Giants a 2-1 lead. Edgar Renteria and Pablo Sandoval added RBI singles in the fifth, and again in the seventh.
Wednesday, April 28
At San Francisco
Phillies 7, Giants 6, 11 innings
Tim Lincecum limited the Phillies to two runs on three hits in 8.1 innings, striking out 11. But Brian Wilson blew the save, giving up a two-out, bases-loaded double to Jayson Werth as the Phils scored three in the ninth to tie the game 5-5. In Wilson’s defense, Werth’s double was a flare to right that landed on the foul line. Both teams scored a run in the 10th. The Phillies scored a pair of two-out runs in the 11th. Nate Schierholtz’s double got one run back in the bottom of the 11th for the Giants, but Juan Uribe was thrown out at home on an infield grounder to Ryan Howard, helping the Phillies seal the win. Cole Hamels struck out 10 Giants in six innings of work.
Tuesday, August 17
Phillies 9, Giants 3
The Giants got to Roy Oswalt early, scoring two runs in the first inning, including a solo home run by Pat Burrell. Barry Zito kept the Phillies scoreless for four inning. But Philly tallied two in the fifth on Jimmy Rollins’ two-run single, and two more in the sixth on Shane Victorino’s two-run double, chasing Zito. Jose Guillen homered in the seventh off Oswalt get the Giants within 4-3. But Chris Ray was tagged for four runs in the eighth without recording an out. The Phillies ended up scoring five in the frame for the victory. The win pushed Philadelphia into the wild-card lead over the Giants.
Wednesday, August 18
Phillies 8, Giants 2
Andres Torres led off with a home run off Joe Blanton. A run-scoring groundout by Chase Utley tied the game in the third. Jimmy Rollins had a two-out, three-run home run to cap a four-run fourth for the Phillies, an inning that was extended by a Mike Fontenot error. The Phillies added two runs in the seventh, and one in the eighth on a Dominic Brown home run. Matt Cain gave up five runs on seven hits in six innings. But only two of the runs were earned. Blanton struck out seven Giants in 6.1 innings, giving up solo homers to Torres and Pat Burrell.
Thursday, April 19
Giants 5, Phillies 2
The Giants scored three runs in the first inning off Cole Hamels on a double by Buster Posey and RBI singles by Jose Guilen and Juan Uribe. A Posey double in the third made 4-0 and Pablo Sandoval homered in the fifth. Hamels gave up five runs in five innings. Jonathan Sanchez pitched eight scoreless innings, giving up just one hit. He started the ninth by giving up a single to Shane Victorino was was relieved by Sergio Romo. Romo got two out, but also gave up a single to Chase Utley and a two-run double to Mike Sweeney. Brian Wilson came and got Raul Ibanez to fly to center for the final out. Sanchez struck out seven and walked two.