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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Game 130: Penny shuts down Phils (76-54)

Last night the Giants defeated the Phillies by a score of 4-0 as Brad Penny pitched 8 scoreless innings for San Francisco. J.A. Happ pitched well until the 6th inning, when he allowed two home runs to allow the Giants to open up their 4-run lead. Chad Durbin pitched the 7th and 8th innings, while Jack Tashcner and Tyler Walker combined to pitch the 9th.

There's not really much to say about a game where the offense scores zero runs. The Giants already had fantastic pitching with Lincecum, Cain, and Zito, but now if Penny can contribute to their rotation like he did last night, then the Rockies will have a very tough time winning the wild-card from them. Hopefully the Phils' offense the past two nights is simply an aberration, but with Lincecum on the mound tonight, I wouldn't expect to see a significant change in the Phils' offense.

The Phils look to win the series against the Giants tonight at 7:05 pm when RHP Pedro Martinez faces RHP Tim Lincecum.

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