Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Game 118 - Leaving San Francisco with a Loss
Giants 9, Phillies 6
Game 118 - Sunday Night, August 11th in San Francisco
Record - 60-58, 4th place, 9 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jake Arrieta was roughed up and Nick Pivetta couldn't keep the Giants off the scoreboard as the Phillies lost late, 9-6.
What It Means: The offense actually battled, but the bullpen couldn't do its job in the late innings. After a Monday off day, the Phillies open a three-game series with the Cubs with new hitting coach (!) Charlie Manuel.
What Happened: Arrieta departed after three innings, having allowed five runs on seven hits. The Phillies had battled back to tie the game at 6-6, but Pivetta was hit hard in the eighth inning, allowing three runs to score on three hits. Bryce Harper had two more RBIs and Cesar Hernandez collected three hits.
Featured Card/Field Report: Our last full day in San Francisco, we spent the morning in Muir Woods, one of the most beautiful and serene places I've ever visited. After hamburgers in Sausalito, we walked to Oracle Park one last time hoping the Phillies could split the series. They couldn't.
We were in Section 102 for this game, again behind the Phillies bullpen, so we got to see quite a few Phillies relievers warming up. Despite the losing series, we had a great time in San Francisco and with the release of the 2020 Phillies schedule we've turned our attention towards figuring out where we should head next.
Here's an updated list of my ballpark visit list, and I now have 12 to go for the stadiums still active:
Team - Ballpark (First Game Visited)
1. Baltimore Orioles - Oriole Park at Camden Yards (5/23/1992)
2. Colorado Rockies - Coors Field (5/29/2000)
3. Pittsburgh Pirates - PNC Park (7/2001)
4. Cleveland Indians - Progressive Field (8/2001)
5. Chicago White Sox - Guaranteed Rate Field (9/17/2002)
6. Kansas City Royals - Kauffman Stadium (9/26/2002)
7. Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field (9/28/2002)
8. Detroit Tigers - Comerica Park (8/9/2003)
9. Cincinnati Reds - Great American Ballpark (8/12/2003)
10. Philadelphia Phillies - Citizens Bank Park (4/12/2004)
11. Tampa Bay Rays - Tropicana Field (4/16/2006)
12. Los Angeles Dodgers - Dodger Stadium (4/20/2011)
13. Boston Red Sox - Fenway Park (8/16/2014)
14. Washington Nationals - Nationals Park (8/24/2016)
15. Atlanta Braves - SunTrust Park (5/17/2018)*
16. San Diego Padres - Petco Park (6/30/2018)
17. Arizona Diamondbacks - Chase Field (7/2/2018)
18. San Francisco Giants - Oracle Park (8/8/2019)
Crossed off the list, now inactive:
1. Philadelphia Phillies - Veterans Stadium (7/15/1979)
2. Atlanta Braves - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (8/1/1995)
3. St. Louis Cardinals - Busch Stadium I (9/27/2002)
4. Montreal Expos - Olympic Stadium (9/25/2004)
5. New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium I (8/14/2005)
6. Washington Nationals - RFK Stadium (10/2/2005)
*Game rained out, but I’m counting it since a hot dog and beer were purchased and I waited through the 2 1/2 hour rain delay.