Friday, August 18, 2017

1987 Star Steve Carlton #13

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.

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