Saturday, June 19, 2021

Game 67 - 1983 Donruss #119 Mike Krukow

Giants 5
, Phillies 3
Game 67 - Late Friday Night, June 18th in San Francisco
Record - 33-34, 2nd Place, 4 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Little defensive miscues led to big problems as the Giants prevailed in the series opener, 5-3.

What It Means:  The game was annoying for several reasons, including the sloppy play on the field.  After downloading the Peacock app, signing up, and starting our stream, we realized the feed was a full batter behind and the video kept going blurry on us.  After five innings, I called it a night.

What Happened:  Odubel Herrera misplayed a few balls in center field, Rhys Hoskins couldn't catch a line drive, Andrew Knapp couldn't seem to catch the ball at all and Bryce Harper seemingly didn't run out of the box on a ball to the gap and was thrown out in the sixth trying for a double.  The Phillies runs came on a home run from Herrera to lead off the game and a two-run home run to center in the fourth from Andrew McCutchen.

The game was briefly tied at 3-3 heading to the bottom of the fourth but Vince Velasquez walked the opposing pitcher Johnny Cueto with two outs and LaMonte Wade, Jr. tripled him home.

Featured Card:  The broadcast team was the best part of the Peacock broadcast.  Jon Miller and Mike Krukow from the Giants were joined by John Kruk and Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies.  The latter three were all former Phillies, and I was surprised to see on Twitter that people didn't realize Krukow had played with the club.  He made 33 starts for the Phils in 1982, going 13-11 with a 3.12 ERA, second behind Steve Carlton on the staff in wins and ERA.

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