Thursday, May 13, 2004

Falling Down | The Giants went yard four times last night, including a tater by pitcher Jason Schmidt, to down the Phils, 4-3, and push them two games behind Florida, a 5-2 winner over Houston. Solo dingers by Bobby Abreu and David Bell were not enough for the Phillies, who scratched out just seven hits against Schmidt. Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins combined for a gruesome 1-for-9 performance at the top of the lineup, and, more troubling, Jim Thome may have to struggle through his thumb problems for the rest of the season.

Vicente Padilla, who has pitched decently this season but has just one victory to show for it, will go against Kirk Reuter in the rubber match of the series this afternoon.

UPDATE: Larry Bowa just got the ol' heave-ho for arguing what was a very dubious strike called on Todd Pratt.


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