September 2, 2010 - Phillies 2, San Francisco 1

This game was a classic pitcher's duel, with starters Larry Christenson and Vida Blue trading zeroes on the scoreboard. Christenson was particularly masterful, giving up just one hit (and three walks) in his eight scoreless innings of work, while Blue gave up just one unearned run in 10 innings for the Giants. That's right, this one went extra after the Phils scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth, and Tug McGraw was saddled with a rare blown save. Fortunately, the Phils broke through against future Phil Al Holland and made a winner out of Ron Reed (his seventh). On a day that the Phils had but six hits, Keith Moreland knocked in the winning run without one, as his sacrifice fly scored Manny Trillo in the 13th. Jay Loviglio made his major league debut with the Phils, pinch-running for Bob Boone after Boonie reached on Darrell Evans' error in the top of the ninth inning. Loviglio eventually scored the first run of the game, off Lonnie Smith's single. With the win, the Phils edged a half-game in front of Pittsburgh, and kept a razor-thin percentage lead (virtual tie in the standings) with Montreal, .5385 to .5378.

NL East Standings after games of September 2, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

70

60

0.538

-

Expos

71

61

0.538

-

Pirates

71

62

0.534

½

Mets

59

73

0.447

12

Cardinals

58

72

0.446

12

Cubs

51

79

0.392

19

Boxscore: Phillies 2, Giants 1

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

-

2

San Francisco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

-

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, CF

4

0

1

1

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

0

0

Reed, P

1

0

1

0

Rose, 1B

6

0

0

0

McBride, RF

5

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

5

0

1

0

Luzinski, LF

3

0

0

0

Gross, LF

1

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

5

1

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Loviglio, PR

0

1

0

0

Moreland, C

1

0

0

1

Christenson, P

1

0

0

0

Aviles, PH

1

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

2

0

1

0

TOTALS

42

2

6

2

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Christenson

8

1

0

0

3

4

McGraw

0.1

2

1

1

1

0

Brusstar

2.2

3

0

0

1

0

Reed (W, 7-4)

2

1

0

0

1

2

 

San Francisco

AB

R

H

RBI

North, CF

5

0

0

0

Herndon, RF

6

0

0

0

Whitfield, LF

3

0

0

0

Wohlford, PH-LF

3

0

2

0

Ivie, 1B

2

0

1

0

LeMaster, PR-SS

1

1

0

0

Evans, 3B-1B

4

0

1

0

May, C

3

0

1

1

Sadek, PR-C

2

0

0

0

Stennett, 2B

5

0

0

0

Pettini, SS-3B

4

0

1

0

Strain, PH

1

0

0

0

Sularz, 3B

0

0

0

0

Blue, P

3

0

0

0

Venable, PH

1

0

1

0

Minton, P

0

0

0

0

Bourjos, PH

0

0

0

0

Holland, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

43

1

7

1

 

San Francisco

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Blue

10

2

1

0

1

4

Minton

2

1

0

0

0

0

Holland (L, 5-3)

1

3

1

1

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Moreland.

E- Trillo (8), Evans (23), Stennett (12). DP- Philadelphia 1, San Francisco 1. 2B- Trillo (21). SB- Ivie (1). SH- Christenson (3), Aviles (1), Bowa (6), Stennett (2), Evans (5), North (2). SF- Moreland (3). IBB- Christenson (3, May). T- 3:29. A- 6,135.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

2

6

1

6

Giants

1

7

2

12

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

San Francisco Giants

L. Smith CF

1

North CF

Rose 1B

2

Herndon RF

McBride RF

3

Whitfield LF

Schmidt 3B

4

Ivie 1B

Luzinski LF

5

Evans 3B

Trillo 2B

6

May C

Bowa SS

7

Stennett 2B

Boone C

8

Pettini SS

Christenson P

9

Blue P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (third to first); Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 1ST: North was called out on strikes; Herndon made an out to right; Whitfield lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt struck out; Luzinski grounded out (first unassisted); Trillo made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 2ND: Ivie grounded out (pitcher to first); Evans struck out; May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa singled to center; Boone made an out to right; Christenson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Bowa to second]; Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 3RD: Stennett grounded out (first to pitcher); Pettini singled to center; Blue grounded out (pitcher to second); North grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Rose grounded out (third to first); McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 4TH: Herndon made an out to right; Whitfield grounded out (first to pitcher); Ivie walked; Ivie stole second; Evans grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Luzinski made an out to center; Trillo lined to center; Bowa made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 5TH: May reached on an error by Trillo [May to first]; Stennett out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [May to second]; Pettini grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [May to third]; Blue struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone grounded out (third to first); Christenson struck out; Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 6TH: North grounded out (pitcher to first); Herndon grounded out (shortstop to first); Whitfield grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 7TH: Ivie walked; Evans out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ivie to second]; May was walked intentionally; Stennett made an out to right; Pettini grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Luzinski popped to second; Trillo lined to left; Bowa made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 8TH: Blue grounded out (pitcher unassisted); North grounded out (first to pitcher); Herndon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Boone reached on an error by Evans [Boone to first]; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR BOONE; AVILES BATTED FOR CHRISTENSON; Aviles out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Loviglio to second]; Debut game for Jay Loviglio; Smith singled to left [Loviglio scored (unearned), Smith to second (on throw to home)]; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first) [Smith to third]; McBride made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 9TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); MCGRAW REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); MADDOX REPLACED AVILES (PLAYING CF); MORELAND REPLACED LOVIGLIO (PLAYING C ); WOHLFORD BATTED FOR WHITFIELD; Wohlford made an out to right; Ivie singled to left; LEMASTER RAN FOR IVIE; Evans walked [LeMaster to second]; May singled to right [LeMaster scored, Evans to third]; SADEK RAN FOR MAY; BRUSSTAR REPLACED MCGRAW (PITCHING); Stennett grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Sadek out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: WOHLFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); LEMASTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); SADEK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); EVANS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); PETTINI CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Schmidt was called out on strikes; Gross walked; Trillo grounded into a double play (second to first to shortstop) [Gross out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 10TH: Pettini made an out to right; VENABLE BATTED FOR BLUE; Venable singled to right; North out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Venable to second]; Herndon grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 11TH: MINTON REPLACED VENABLE (PITCHING); Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); Moreland lined to center; Maddox made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 11TH: Wohlford singled to right; LeMaster walked [Wohlford to second]; Evans singled to third [Wohlford to third, LeMaster to second]; Sadek forced Wohlford (shortstop to catcher) [LeMaster to third, Evans to second]; Stennett forced LeMaster (pitcher to catcher) [Evans to third, Sadek to second]; STRAIN BATTED FOR PETTINI; Strain grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 12TH: SULARZ REPLACED STRAIN (PLAYING 3B); UNSER BATTED FOR BRUSSTAR; Unser grounded out (second to first); Debut game for Guy Sularz; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride reached on an error by Stennett [McBride to first]; Schmidt singled to center [McBride to third]; Gross forced Schmidt (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 12TH: REED REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); BOURJOS BATTED FOR MINTON; Bourjos walked; North popped to catcher in foul territory; Herndon made an out to center; Wohlford singled to third [Bourjos to second]; LeMaster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 13TH: HOLLAND REPLACED BOURJOS (PITCHING); Trillo doubled to right; Bowa out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Trillo to third]; Moreland hit a sacrifice fly to center [Trillo scored]; Maddox singled to center; Reed singled to left [Maddox to second]; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 13TH: Evans popped to catcher in foul territory; Sadek grounded out (third to first); Stennett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Giants 1.