Phillies Series Recap: Giants sweep Phillies at AT&T Park
By Matthew C
Game Two: Phillies blanked again, 2-0
The Phillies were only limited to three hits as they got blanked again – for the second consecutive game. This time, it wasn’t a blowout victory for the Giants. It was just another case of the lack of offense.
Vince Velasquez had himself a great start, as he struck out nine batters and allowed just one run over six innings of work. Out of ninety pitches thrown, sixty-four pitches were strikes.
The first run the Giants scored was controversial. Additional replay footage shows that Joe Panik was tagged out at home plate, but despite challenging the play, it was upheld.
It was another great pitching performance by the Giants as Andrew Suarez pitched seven complete scoreless innings with five strikeouts. He picked up his second win of the season, improving to 2-4. The five strikeouts by Suarez were the only strikeouts recorded by the Giants relievers that evening.
The Phillies left seven men on base, while going 0-for-7 in runners in scoring position. They finished their 2-0 loss with twenty consecutive scoreless innings.