Greek Giant

Kyle Harrison was a bit wild against Bryce Harper. Words were exchanged. The benches emptied. The Giants then lost 6-1 to the Phillies in the finale of their three-game series yesterday at Willie Mays Field. The Giants had been on a hot streak but I am here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there is no shame in taking two of three from the National League’s best team. The Giants, and you, and I should consider this a good series. Yes, a sweep would have been nice, but it was not meant to be.

Kyle Harrison would end up pitching five innings and allowing a whopping 17 baserunners (12 hits, 5 walks). It was not his best game. I am sure the Phillies sluggers contributed to that, especially Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, who homered in the first and fifth innings respectively.

There was nothing going for the Giants offensively either, that is until Heliot Ramos’s bloop single in the ninth inning in what amounted to garbage time for the hometown team. Phillies starter Christopher Sanchez was very sharp, he had something to do with the quiet Giant bats. He pitched six innings and allowed no runs on four hits.

There is not much to say about this game so I will keep it short.

Injury News

In the injury front, ESPN reports Marco Luciano exited with right hamstring tightness in the third inning. He was replaced by Brett Wisely, who pinch-hit in the bottom of the third. Michael Conforto (strained right hamstring) continued his running progression and is nearing a rehab assignment. “I think we’re pretty close,” manager Bob Melvin said. … SS Nick Ahmed (sprained left wrist) took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since going on the injured list May 10.

The Giants are off today.