Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Game 117 - Escape from Alcatraz

Giants 3Phillies 1
Game 117 - Saturday Afternoon, August 10th in San Francisco
Record - 60-57, 4th place, 8 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Jeff Samardzija was the latest beneficiary of a quiet Phillies offense as the Giants won, 3-1.

What It Means:  The loss dropped the Phillies into fourth place for the first time this season, behind the surging Mets.

What Happened:  Samardzija allowed two hits over eight innings, with Corey Dickerson hitting a solo home run (7) in the first.  Phillies starter Vince Velasquez lasted five innings, giving up three runs on home runs to Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar.

Featured Card:  We skipped this game, opting for a Phillies-free day in San Francisco.  After another trip to visit the sea lions at Pier 39, we took the ferry boat over to Alcatraz Island for that very impressive tour.  After a brief stop at Madame Tussauds, and a visit with Babe Ruth, we enjoyed the night tour back on the Big Bus over to Treasure Island via the Bay Bridge.

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