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Oct
17
2010
NLCS Game 2 Recap: Phillies 6, Giants 1
Posted by at 11:26 pm ET 20 Comments

Behind a stellar start from Roy Oswalt and a clutch double from Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies evened up the National League Division Series, as they downed the San Francisco Giants, 6-1, to bounce back from their Game One loss.

Oswalt held the Giants in check over eight innings, as he struck out nine while allowing three hits and one earned run. He was dominant from the start and didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning, while never allowing more than two hitters to reach base in an inning.

His counterpart, Jonathan Sanchez, was not so lucky, despite only allowing two earned runs over his six-plus innings. He lacked command early on, as he ran up a high pitch count in the first inning thanks to three walks, one with the bases loaded that gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

After Cody Ross his a solo homer in the fifth to break up Roy Oswalt’s no-hitter, the Phillies came right back in the bottom of the frame to retake the lead behind a sacrifice fly from Placido Polanco.

It was all Phillies the rest of the way, as the offense sealed the win in the bottom of the eighth, thanks to a two-out, based loaded double from Jimmy Rollins to give the Phillies a 6-1 lead. Oswalt would also single to leadoff the inning, and would later come around to score on a single from Polanco.

The Phillies take their World Series hopes on the road to San Francisco, where they will send Cole Hamels (1-0, 0.00) to the mound to face off against Matt Cain (0-0, 0.00).

Roy Oswalt (W, 2-0) allowed one run on three hits in eight innings. He walked three and struck out nine.

Shane Victorino went 2 for 4 with a double (1) and a run.

Placido Polanco went 1 for 3 with a run and two RBIs.

Ryan Howard went 2 for 3 with a double (2) and two walks.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 3 with a double (1) and fours RBIs.

Jonathan Sanchez (L, o-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in six plus innings. He walked three and struck out seven.

Cody Ross went 1 for 3 with a homer (3) and an RBI.

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  • Ace

    Nice to see some small ball when they need a few runs.

  • http://www.obscuritees.bigcartel.com JimmyViola

    Damn dude you posted this up quick! Nice game!

  • CTM

    One minor correction – the big inning was the 7th, not the 8th.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFW9J4ZKtSY ryan madsons face mask

    first

  • http://phanattic.tumblr.com Willy

    where are the Giants trolls?

    oh that’s right, they’re sucking some asian penis

  • derp

    well riddle me fucking that. fuck you trolls. go make a fuckin tee time.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamChooch Greenman!

    /drunk drunk

  • Andrea

    PHUCK YEAH!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eih4rqhy1p4 What Would Mike Sweeney Do?

    Great win.

    And Dunta Robinson should have his dick run through a cheese grader.

    See you nuts Tuesday.

  • skippy

    we take 2 of 3 in san francisco, come back home for game 6 and it’s over. Phils in 6.

  • Moose

    didnt jimmy have 4 rbi?

  • http://twitter.com/AdamChooch Greenman!

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh romglfaodmoaosododoaoda off

  • Watrick

    Know what? I bet Ryan Howard wouldn’t have cut the ball off from the centerfielder as the opposing pitcher is running through a stop sign. I hope Kevin Millar took note of that.

  • Maera

    As much as I liked Oswalt running the stop sign and sliding into home I have to say that my favorite part of this game is whenever they showed Burrell the smirk he had on his face on Saturday night was nowhere to be found. That made me smile.

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    Maera – he did have that “I can’t believe I swung at a pitch a foot outside” smirk in the 2nd. That was pretty fun.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Proto_Man Captain Awesome

    Does anyone have the gif of Oswalt’s intro video? I missed his awesome response.

  • Cole Handsome

    Yeah, we need video of Oswalt’s comment. I was too distracted by Carlos Ruiz. My nickname is Chooch, to give Oswalt any attention (I just saw the eye roll).

    Also, Charlie Manuel reminding us that he isn’t a cowboy is pretty good:
    “I said, ‘Go for it,’” the manager said. “What the hell are we going to do, rope him? I ain’t that good. I’m not a cowboy. I might look like one, talk like one, but I’m not one.”

  • J
  • http://www.twitter.com/Proto_Man Captain Awesome

    @J: Thanks!

  • Morandini’s Triple Play

    I was one of those people wondering if Jimmy shouldn’t be taking the night off yet, or at least hitting 8th.
    Once again Charlie has proven that he is a baseball genius…..even if he’s not a cowboy.

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