The Giants scored six runs off Jamie Moyer by producing nine hits off the elder. Aaron Rowand and Randy Winn struck home runs to back San Francisco, as Moyer was pulled after just four innings. Rudy Seanez surrendered another two runs as the Giants won easily, 8-2.
It was a very, very poor outing for Moyer, but one that’ll happen from time to time. For every start that punches Moyer’s ERA closer to 3.00 there’s another start that brings it up, somewhere between the former number and 7.00. Lincecum, 5-1 with a 1.61 ERA, has been way too hot and the Phils would’ve never been able to catch up to the Giants with him on the hill.
What did they do? Ryan Howard hit his seventh homer of the season in the first inning. He says his swing is coming back â€” let’s hope so. Geoff Jenkins, Greg Dobbs and Chris Coste (a homer) provided the other hits in the game. Four hits won’t cut it.
Pat Burrell’s average has finally dipped under .300, as it’s now at .295. Chase Utley also has seen a little drag in his average, as he stands at .327.
Clay Condrey and Ryan Madson pitched scoreless innings to close the game.
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