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San Francisco2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 681
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1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 PM CT, June 19, 2021
Oracle Park, San Francisco, California  Attendance: 16,774

Phillies' Aaron Nola looks to cool off hot Giants

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Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants

  1. The Giants won two of three over the Phils from April 19-21 at Citizens Bank Park. There were 12 home runs hit in that three-game series (seven by SF), eight of them in the April 20 contest, a 10-7 Giants win.
  2. The Phillies are at .500 (33-33); it is the 13th time they have had a .500 record this season. They are also the team in MLB currently at .500 exactly. Philadelphia is 21-12 at home and 12-21 on the road.
  3. The Giants have the best record in baseball. Their 44 wins are tied for the third most by a Giants team through 69 games since the franchise's move to San Francisco from New York in 1958 (the most was 46 by the 1993 team which won 103 games but did not make the playoffs).
  4. Odubel Herrera has four multi-hit games in his last six contests. He has 14 games this season with two or more hits, and the Phillies are 12-2 in those games. Only Jean Segura (16) and Rhys Hoskins (15) have more multi-hit games for the club.
  5. Steven Duggar is 7-for-10 in his last four games with six runs scored. He is batting .324 with six HR in 43 games in 2021; entering this season, he was a .236 career hitter with six home runs in 135 games.
  6. Vince Velasquez allowed a season-high six runs in his last start away from home (May 31 at the Reds). Johnny Cueto has lost his last two starts after starting the season 4-1 in his first eight outings. He is 1-5 in his career against the Phillies with a 5.30 ERA.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/18/2021 thru 6/20/2021

The San Francisco Giants will look for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

After sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game series, the Giants defeated the Phillies 5-3 on Friday.

Different players have contributed on different nights. This time, LaMonte Wade Jr. provided a triple, double and two RBIs and Brandon Belt homered.

"We're just trying to do our part," said Steven Duggar. "I just think it's a testament to the guys at the top wearing down pitchers, honestly. We're able to talk and get some feedback through those early guys in the lineup and ultimately capitalize."

The Giants have moved 20 games above .500 for the first time since July of 2016.

This ascension began in spring training and has carried over into mid-to-late June. The Giants have excelled in all phases -- hitting, pitching and defense.

They have scored 42 runs in the last five wins.

"You want to be patient. You want to be confident in track records showing up over larger sample sizes, and at the same time, you want to have some urgency," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. "So, the cool thing is that the urgency can be applied to the training, and not to the evaluation."

The Giants will send Alex Wood (6-3, 3.71 ERA) to the mound for his 12th start of the season.

Wood is 3-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 14 career appearances, nine starts, against the Phillies.

The Phillies will attempt to even the series when Aaron Nola takes the mound for his 15th start.

In Nola's last start, he turned in a brilliant performance with 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the New York Yankees. Nola (5-4, 3.69 ERA) gave up three hits, struck out nine and walked one.

"Better things happen when you're ahead in the count," Nola said. "I always have my confidence. I had some things not go my way (in previous starts). It was frustrating. I didn't get out of the fifth inning in three out of four games. That's not what I usually do. Not having the command I'm used to having is frustrating. But I still go into every single game with confidence."

For Nola's career against the Giants, he's 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA in four starts.

The Phillies will be without Jean Segura for at least three weeks with an injured groin.

Segura was hitting .332 with three home runs and 20 RBIs.

"It's significant because Jean was playing at an extremely high level," Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. "He was doing everything -- getting on base, stealing bases, scoring runs, driving in runs, playing really good defense. He was leading our infield. He was a veteran out there. It's a substantial loss. We just need some guys to step up a little bit and perform."

Another concern could be Bryce Harper, who has missed significant time this season after being hit in the face and suffering an injured wrist. Harper has most recently been dealing with a sore lower back and despite recording two hits, he looked to be struggling in running to first base on Friday.

"I think you get smarter as time goes on and you realize how to deal with it better and better," Girardi said. "I hurt (my back) when I was 26. And I played until I was 39. It's maintainable. ... I think you know it's unpredictable, but it's not like I sit around thinking, 'Is it going to happen today?' I just roll him out there and say, 'OK, he'll be good.'"

--Field Level Media

Updated June 19, 2021

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