MLB Game Recap - Philadelphia at San Francisco
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LAA
5
BOS
4
F(10)
HOU
7
BAL
8
F
NYY
1
TOR
0
F
ATL
5
MIA
4
F
WAS
7
NYM
4
F
CHC
6
CIN
3
F
KC
10
DET
2
F
CLE
7
MIN
3
F(10)
TEX
1
MIL
0
F
OAK
2
CHW
0
F
PIT
9
STL
11
F
COL
8
SD
3
F
TB
1
SEA
0
F
ARI
3
LAD
9
F
PHI
6
SF
9
F

August 11, 2019 7:08 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Philadelphia (60-58)

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

6

10

0

San Francisco (59-60)

2

0

3

0

0

1

0

3

x

9

12

0

W: Smith (4-0)

L: Alvarez (3-3)

PHI - HR: none

SF - HR: Gennett (2) , Yastrzemski (12)

Giants score 3 in eighth inning, rally past Phillies 9-6
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Will Smith's resume as a pitcher has grown substantially this season, with 28 saves and an All-Star appearance.

It turns out the Giants' closer is pretty good with a bat, too.

Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking triple that scored Evan Longoria with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Smith followed with a two-run single in his first career at-bat and San Francisco rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Sunday night.

"Smitty's been wanting to hit," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I know he's been talking about it. He was excited about getting a chance to hit up there. That's huge, you get those insurance runs. That game was entertaining."

Scooter Gennett homered into McCovey Cove and Mike Yastrzemski also went deep to help the Giants take three of four from the Phillies. Longoria had three hits and Pillar had two.

Longoria singled leading off the eighth against Jose Alvarez (3-3) and went to second on a wild pitch with two outs. Pillar, who had an RBI single in the third, followed with a drive into the gap in right-center off Nick Pivetta.

After Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked and stole second, Smith blooped a 3-1 pitch into right field to score Pillar and Crawford as the crowd at Oracle Park roared.

"I actually took some swings today in the cage before catch, just messing around," Smith said. "I hit three balls over the tee just playing around. I guess it paid off. I felt like a Little Leaguer out there when I was running the bases."

Hitting coach Alonzo Powell wasn't totally surprised.

"He knew what he was doing the whole time," Powell said.

Smith admittedly was a little overwhelmed by the moment and nearly got thrown out by Harper while running slowly to first base. Harper's throw was just off line, allowing Smith to reach safely.

"If that throws on line I'm definitely out for sure," Smith said. "But I would have made Bochy challenge it probably."

Smith (4-0) retired five batters and earned the win. The right-hander also made a spectacular defensive play when Roman Quinn dropped a bunt to lead off the ninth. Smith pounced on the bunt and threw out Quinn on a close play at first.

Cesar Hernandez had three hits and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Bryce Harper drove in a pair of runs.

"The Giants were able to execute and we weren't," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "This ended up being a very rough road trip."

Both managers had to go deep into their bullpens after each starter was knocked out early. Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta lasted three innings, while San Francisco's Conner Menez left after retiring five batters.

The Phillies led 5-2, but left the bases loaded twice and stranded six runners in scoring position.

ARIETTA'S QUICK EXIT

Arrieta's night ended after three innings and 66 pitches, another setback for the 33-year-old former Cy Young Award winner who has been pitching with a bone spur in his right elbow. Arrieta allowed seven hits and five earned runs, the sixth time this season that he has allowed five or more earned runs.

WALKING A THIN LINE

Giants pitchers combined for 11 walks. It's the first time San Francisco has won a nine-inning game despite walking 11 or more since Sept. 20, 2006. It's also the 11th time that the Giants have won when issuing 11 walks or more in the San Francisco era.

VELASQUEZ IN A PINCH

Vince Velasquez, who started for Philadelphia and took the loss Saturday, singled as a pinch-hitter in the fifth. It's Velasquez's second pinch-hit single this season and the third of his career.

GIANTS TO RETIRE 22

The Giants announced during a pregame ceremony honoring the 1989 NL Championship team that Will Clark's No. 22 will be retired next year. Clark, now a special assistant with the team, was joined on the field for the announcement by several other former Giants from the team that lost to the Oakland A's in the `89 World Series. "To be forever linked with the greatest who have ever played this sport here in San Francisco, it's absolutely amazing," Clark told the crowd.

TRAINERS ROOM

Giants: Pablo Sandoval has inflammation in his right elbow, a result of "loose bodies" according to manager Bruce Bochy. That's why Sandoval was limited to pinch-hitting against the Phillies. ... RHP Johnny Cueto will throw about 45 pitches or three innings Thursday in a rehab start with Class A San Jose. Cueto is recovering from Tommy John surgery last year. ... Alex Dickerson (right oblique strain) hit in a cage before the game and will do baseball activities on the field during Monday's off day. If all goes well, Dickerson will DH for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Phillies: After a day off, LHP Jason Vargas (6-5, 3.93 ERA) faces the Chicago Cubs for the second time this season Tuesday in Philadelphia. Vargas is 3-0 in seven career starts against the Cubs.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (7-7, 3.74) pitches the opener of a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Bumgarner is unbeaten in his last nine starts.

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Pitchers of Record

Philadelphia IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Alvarez (L, 3-3) 0.2 1 1 0 0 13.50 1.500
San Francisco IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
W. Smith (W, 4-0) 1.2 0 0 2 1 0.00 1.200

Batting Leaders

Philadelphia AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
S. Kingery 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 2.6
C. Hernandez 4 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 2.4
San Francisco AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
S. Gennett 4 2 2 1 2 0 6 0 3.0
M. Yastrzemski 5 2 2 1 1 0 6 0 2.4

Team Comparison

PHI SF
At Bats 36 35
Hits 10 12
Batting Average .278 .343
On Base Percentage .438 .395
Slugging Percentage 0.333 0.657
Doubles 2 3
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 0 2
Total Bases 12 23
Walks 11 3
Strikeouts 10 10
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 15 5
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 4/14 4/7
Double Plays Fielded 3 0
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - SF Leads Series 4-3

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue Jul 30 SF 2 @ PHI 4 D. Smyly T. Beede
Wed Jul 31 SF 5 @ PHI 1 J. Samardzija V. Velasquez
Thu Aug 1 SF 2 @ PHI 10 J. Alvarez D. Rodriguez
Thu Aug 8 PHI 0 @ SF 5 M. Bumgarner A. Nola
Fri Aug 9 PHI 9 @ SF 6 J. Alvarez T. Watson
Sat Aug 10 PHI 1 @ SF 3 J. Samardzija V. Velasquez
Sun Aug 11 PHI 6 @ SF 9 W. Smith J. Alvarez

Game Information

Stadium: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Attendance: 36,637
Game Time: 3:31
Weather: 78F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?