Aaron Nola’s streak of starts of six or more innings and two or fewer earned runs came to an end, and the Phillies lost. Hits and runs and cheeseburgers on a pole...
Other than that, though, it was a pretty good day in the City of Rice.
First, Jim Salisbury enjoyed some extracurricular activities before the game...
Phillies purchased Pedro Florimon. They DFA’d Pedro Beato. Salisbury just took an errant throw from Giants BP in the crotch.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 17, 2017
There is footage from the ballpark cameras!— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 18, 2017
This is perhaps the best thing to happen to a Philly sports team since the 2008 World Series.
Anyway. Moving on...
Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson provided their usual fare of late-night entertainment... LA broke his chair multiple times, and they discussed the logistics of grabbing things from park vendors walking in front of the booth.
Franzke -"If they had a glass of wine on a poll I know you'd go for that too"— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) August 18, 2017
LA -"I'd jump out of the booth"
Then Cameron Rupp hit a home run.
He, as the kids say, cranked it. A few more runs were scored by the Giants—these broke Nola’s aforementioned streak, and Cody Ross was undoubtedly involved. The less said about this the better.
Then Nick Williams...
...also cranked one!
The Phils got two more on an RBI single from Hyun Soo Kim and a non-RBI double play from Tommy Joseph. In conclusion, one of our first basemen went 0 for 3 and was double-switched out with an OPS of .711, while the other finished 2 for 3 with a walk and stayed in the game with an OPS of .869.
We did beat the Giants in one key way, however:
The Phillies are out there with a Hoby, and we're just sitting here like idiots.— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) August 18, 2017
Suck it, the Giants.