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Salisbury Junkball: Giants 5, Phillies 4

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The Phillies lost, but Jim Salisbury was today’s true winner.

Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants
This is the only picture ever taken of Hyun Soo Kim.
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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...

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.

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:

Suck it, the Giants.