The starting pitchers in this game were Cole Hamels and Tim Lincecum. The game went into the 11th inning, so neither pitcher recorded a decision, but Lincecum clearly outperformed Hamels.
Hamels: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 10 SO, 113 pitches
Lincecum: 8.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 SO, 106 pitches
Ryan Howard hit a solo homer in the fifth inning against off Lincecum, but that was really the only damage that was done. Hamels got into trouble in the fifth (1 ER) and sixth inning (3 ER), but still managed to strike out 10 batters.
To be fair to Hamels, he has been a completely different pitcher since June. However, Philadelphia fans maybe should get concerned since Cole will be pitching in San Francisco in Game 3.
After Lincecum got into trouble in the ninth, Brian Wilson came into the game and blew his first save of the season. Jayson Werth hit a three-run double to tie the game at 4-4.
The Phillies scored one run in the top of the 10th, but Ryan Madson blew the save in the bottom of the inning. He later broke his toe kicking something in frustration and missed a significant amount of time.
Wilson Valdez hit an RBI double in the top of the 11th and later scored on an error, which gave Philadelphia a two-run lead. The Giants managed to score one in the bottom half of the inning, but the Phillies avoided the sweep by winning in extras.
Key Facts: Lincecum dominated (except for Howard), Hamels struggled, Phillies hit closer Brian Wilson.