Giants over Phillies 7-5

Game Played on 5/7/2017 1:00 PM at Dean1
Results were reported on 5/10/2017 8:55 PM
GameID: 12325

Pitching for Giants Pitching for Phillies
NameAgePitch Count
Alexander George1048
Mark Ishkanian1075
Ace Tyrrell1023
NameAgePitch Count
Luke Harrington1036
Jake Record940
Finnegan Daley1047
Tatum Warren105

The rain finally stopped to allow the Phillies and Giants to do battle on Sunday afternoon at Dean 1.

The Phillies sent Luke Harrington to the hill and he made quick work of the Giants in the top of the first, allowing only a single to Drew O’Connell.  Alex George got the start for the Giants.  After getting two quick outs, the Phillies staged a rally plating two runs.  Billy Porter and Finn Daley scored, with Harrington and Tatum Warren getting RBIs.  Keith Hallacy’s single contributed to the rally as well.

Both starters pitched scoreless second innings before giving way to the bullpens.  Jake Record came on for the Phils and Mark Ishkanian for the Giants, and they both kept zeroes on the board. 

In the top of the fourth, the Giants tried to get a rally going.  Zach Papper (reached base three times in the game) and Lawson Mitchell singled, but Record snuffed out the rally to keep the shutout going.  The Phillies extended their lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth as Warren doubled and was knocked in by a single off the bat of Aiden Austin. 

The Giants finally broke through in the top of the fifth.  A triple by George, an RBI double by O’Connell and an RBI single by Ishkanian made it 3-2.  In their half of the fifth, the Philles added two more runs of their own.  Hugo Anderson (RBI single) and Austin (RBI walk) helped fuel the rally.  At the end of five innings, the Phillies led 5-2.

In their last at-bat, the Giants roared back to take the lead.  A Papper single, a walk to Cole Camerer, and an RBI single off the bat of Frank Goppel cut the lead to 5-3.  Vance Pehl walked to load the bases and George followed suit to make it 5-4.  After a fielder’s choice tied the game at 5-5, Ishkanian and Ace Tyrrell hit back-to-back singles to give the Giants a 7-5 lead.  Mike Canty then hit a smash to short but the Phillies made a nice play to get the force out at second base to end the inning.

There was no quit in the Phillies.  Nate Terrasi, Record, and Daley reached base to load them up with two outs, but Giants reliever Tyrrell retired the side with no runs to give the Giants the come from behind win 7-5.

This was an outstanding game with great pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting.  These two teams are done playing each other for the regular season, but if they meet in the playoffs it should be another great game.