Saturday, July 21, 2012

2007 Chachi #42 J.A. Happ

Giants 7, Phillies 2
Game 94 - Friday Night, July 20th in Philadelphia
Record - 41-53, 5th Place, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Vance Worley imploded in the sixth, allowing a grand slam to Brandon Crawford, as the Giants rocked the Phillies, 7-2.

What It Means:  Will this infernal season ever end?  At 17-28, the Phillies have the worst home record in the National League.

What Went Wrong:  The Phillies couldn't capitalize with runners in scoring position in the second, fourth and fifth innings against Tim Lincecum, who has struggled this season.  Worley actually pitched a decent ballgame until the fateful sixth inning.  His final line - six runs, six hits, three walks and nine strikeouts.

Featured Card:  In former Phillies news, Ben Francisco and J.A. Happ were swapped for each other yesterday as part of a ten-player trade pulled off between the Astros and Blue Jays.  This has absolutely nothing to do with yesterday's Phillies game, but the odds of the Phillies pulling off their own trades increase with each painful loss.  The non-waiver trade deadline is just 10 days away.

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