The Giants followed their extra innings win in the opener with an eleven-inning win in Philly in game two. Jake Junis was excellent again, going four and a third, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Junis had three strikeouts. Luis Gonzalez stayed hot going four for five, with a two-run double. Joc Pederson hit another homer, this time to win it in the 11th.
Giants 7, Phillies 4/ 11 innings
The Giants could have won the final game as well. Carlos Rodon held the Phillies to one earned run over five innings on 98 pitches. He had six strikeouts and gave up six hits. An additional unearned run crossed the plate as the result of a throwing error by Wilmer Flores, but the Giants did their job, keeping it close until the sixth.
In the top of the sixth trailing 2 – 0, the Giants scored five runs to surge into the lead. Donavon Walton doubled to lead off. Jason Vosler doubled him in. Tommy La Stella singled Vosler in. Mike Yastrzemski got hit by a pitch advancing La Stella to second and Wilmer Flores drove them both in with a big fly to left. Giants 5, Phillies 2.
But there was a lot of baseball left to play and tonight wasn’t Jarlin Garcia’s night. Garcia gave up four runs and the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Zach Littell came in to close the inning, but the damage had been done. Brady Klopfer at McCovey Chronicles covered the Garcia implosion well.
The final score Giants 5, Phillies 6.
Off to Miami!