Giants 5, Phillies 4
Game 119 - Late Thursday Night, August 17th in San Francisco
Record - 43-76, 5th place, 29 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola's streak of 10 consecutive games allowing two or fewer runs was snapped and the Giants went on to hold off the Phillies in this 5-4 defeat.
What It Means: The Phillies have lost five in a row and 7 of their last 8 games.
What Happened: Nola's final line shows five runs allowed over five innings of work. The Phillies attempted a come-back with a three-run sixth inning, but it wasn't enough. Cameron Rupp (11) and Nick Williams (6) both homered in the game.
Featured Card: I got nothing. Here's an oddball card of Phillies all-time great Steve Carlton looking strange in a Giants uniform.
Transaction: The Phils don't need another starting pitcher until Tuesday's double header against the Marlins, so Nick Pivetta was optioned to Lehigh Valley and infielder/outfielder Pedro Florimon had his contract selected. Pedro Beato was designated for assignment to make room for Florimon on the 40-man roster.
23. Pedro Florimon (rf) - Replaced Hyun Soo Kim in right field in the eighth inning as part of a double switch and grounded out to second in the ninth.