WP K. Correia (1-0) 6IP 7H 1R 1ER 2BB 4K 0HR 2.45 ERA
|August 10, 2003
LP B. Myers (11-7) 4IP 8H 5R 5ER 3BB 6K 0HR 3.78 ERA
San Francisco scratched yet another starter as Jason Schmidt was held
back from his start because of mild tendonitis in his right elbow.
Twenty-two year old Kevin Correia was summoned from Triple-A Fresno to
make his major league start debut against the Phillies’ Brett Myers,
who is also twenty-two years of age.
The Giants had their big inning in the third, as lead off singles by
Jose Cruz, Jr. and J.T. Snow had runners at the corners with nobody
out. Marquis Grissom doubled to drive in Cruz, and with first base
opened, Barry Bonds was intentionally walked for the second time in the
game. With the bases loaded, Edgardo Alfonzo singled in Snow, and a
wild pitch enabled all runners to advance, scoring Grissom and giving
the Giants their third run. Neifi Perez walked; Pedro Feliz struck out,
and with the bases loaded, Yorvit Torrealba collected two RBIs by
singling up the middle.
The Phillies came back with one run as pinch hitter Nick Punto singled
and was knocked in by Bobby Abreu’s single.
After six strong innings of work and giving up just one run, Correia
was replaced by Matt Herges, who pitched a scoreless seventh. Joe
Nathan pitched a scoreless eighth, and Tim Worrell gave up a double and
a single to give the Phillies their second run of the game, but got the
last three outs for the Giants without any more damage.
Game Notes: Jason Schmidt will make his next start on Friday in
Montreal against the Expos... Kevin Correia became the Giants’ 13th
starting pitcher this season... Edgardo Alfonzo started at second base
today and will be at second base in the duration of Ray Durham’s time
on the DL. This may be significant because the Giants are 16-1 when
Pedro Feliz starts at third. Alfonzo has not played second base since
2001... The Giants placed Felix Rodriguez and Marvin Bernard on the DL,
and activated Chad Zerbe from the DL... Brett Myers’ six game winning
streak was ended today.
SFDugout.com’s Player of the Game: Kevin Correia, dubbed “yo-yo” because of his back
and forth callings between the minors and the Giants, gave the Giants a
solid start by yet another new starter. It seems it doesn’t matter who
puts on a Giants uniform, those vanilla-cream jerseys are magical.
Edgardo Alfonzo continued his second half tear, batting and protecting
behind Barry Bonds. Alfonzo also made his first start at second base
since 2001 and had a nicely turned double play. Yorvit Torrealba and
Marquis Grissom also came up with clutch hits to contribute to the
Giants’ big third inning, which was all the offense they needed to win
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