Giants pitcher Todd Wellemeyer was pitching for his baseball life Tuesday night. He knew it. His teammates knew it. Perhaps even the Phillies knew it. He came into the game with a 0-3 record and 8.16 ERA. He needed to do "well" if he wanted to stay in the starting rotation.
Wellemeyer came through, earning his first win as a Giant, beating Philly 6-2.
The 31 year old righty allowed just two runs on three hits, in seven innings, to lead the Giants over the Phillies for the second straight night. That's impressive considering it was against the high powered Philadelphia lineup.
The Giants bats got going in the second inning when Aubrey Huff and Matt Downs hit solo home runs. Pablo Sandoval and Edgar Renteria each knocked in two runs apiece for the suddenly surging offense.
The possibility of sweeping the Phillies out of town is very real, as Tim Lincecum takes the mound Wednesday afternoon. He will try to improve to 5-0 when he faces off against Cole Hamels at 12:45pm.