Saturday, August 6, 2016

2006 Sweet Spot Update #73 Pat Burrell

Giants 3Phillies 2 (10)
Game 110 - Thursday Afternoon, August 4th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-60, 4th place, 15 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Giants barely avoided the sweep, scoring the winning run off Severino Gonzalez in the 10th inning.

What It Means:  The Phillies were attempting to sweep the Giants for the first time since May 2006. They'll now head to San Diego for some late night baseball.

What Happened:  Vince Velasquez labored again, allowing just two runs in his five innings of work but throwing 93 pitches.  Denard Span hit a solo home run off Gonzalez in the 10th to give the Giants the lead and eventual win.

Featured Card:  Pat Burrell hit a key two-run home run in the first inning on May 7, 2006 and drove in three runs in a game the Phillies won 9-5 to seal the series sweep of the Giants.

Transaction:  Phil Klein, making just one emergency spot start in place of the injured Aaron Nola, was optioned back to the IronPigs following Wednesday night's game.  On Thursday morning prior to this game, reliever Elvis Araujo was recalled.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.

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