Tuesday, October 19, 2010
2010 Chachi #67 NLCS Game 3/Shane Victorino
NLCS Game 3 - Tuesday Afternoon, October 19th in San Francisco
Crap, Part II.
Today's NLCS Game 3 was far more frustrating than enjoyable. The Phils mustered just three singles (Carlos Ruiz in the third, Ryan Howard in the fourth, Jimmy Rollins in the ninth) on the way to being shut out by Matt Cain, Javier Lopez and Brian Wilson. They had runners in scoring position in the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh innings, but left all of them stranded. The offense looked awful.
Cole Hamels threw a decent ballgame as the Giants really didn't hit many balls hard off him all afternoon. He was perfect through three innings, but surrendered RBI singles to Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff in the fourth. The Giants scored an unearned* run in the fifth when Chase Utley botched a Freddy Sanchez liner, allowing their third and final run to cross the plate. (*This was later changed to a hit, which seems like a blatant case of home-team scoring.) Hamels threw six innings while allowing just four hits (five, officially) while striking out eight.
This was the first time the Phillies had been shut out in a Postseason game since Game 5 of the 1983 World Series when the Orioles' Scott McGregor pitched a five-hit shutout. And that's all I'm going to say about that. Game 4 can't come soon enough.