Thursday, April 21, 2011

Phillies at Padres: April 21st through April 24th

PETCO Park - San Diego, CA
Thursday and Friday 10:05, Saturday 8:35, Sunday 4:05

Records:  Phillies 11-6, 1st Place in N.L. East, 1/2 game ahead of the Marlins; Padres 8-10, 5th Place in N.L. West, 5 games behind the Rockies

First Game: On June 2, 1969, in front of 3,292 paying fans at Connie Mack Stadium, the expansion San Diego Padres defeated the Phillies, 6-4. Jerry Johnson, who had previously lost to the expansion Montreal Expos, again took the loss for the Phillies. The Padres scored four times in the sixth inning to blow open the game, with Tommy Dean’s two-run double the key hit.

Featured Friars: Manager - Bud Black has managed the Padres since 2007 and he was the 2010 National League Manager of the Year
Starters - Nick Hundley (c), Brad Hawpe (1b), Orlando Hudson (2b), Chase Headley (3b), Jason Bartlett (ss), Ryan Ludwick (lf), Cameron Maybin (cf), Will Venable (rf)
Rotation - Tim Stauffer (rhp), Clayton Richard (lhp), Dustin Moseley (rhp), Aaron Harang (rhp), Mat Latos (rhp)
Bench - Rob Johnson (c), Jorge Cantu (inf), Alberto Gonzalez (inf), Chris Denorfia (of), Eric Patterson (of)
Closer - Heath Bell (rhp)
Bullpen - Mike Adams (rhp), Ernesto Frieri (rhp), Luke Gregerson (rhp), Cory Luebke (lhp), Pat Neshak (rhp), Chad Qualls (rhp)
Disabled List - Mike Baxter (of), Kyle Blanks (of), Jarrett Hoffpauir (inf), Joe Thatcher (lhp)

At the Ballpark:  There's all kinds of stuff going on at PETCO this weekend.  Friday night is the Friday Party at the Park - Wine & Food Festival and its also College Night.  Saturday's give-away is a Padres 6-Pack Tube Cooler.  (I wasn't sure what that was either.  Apparently it's a tube - hence the name - that holds a six pack and keeps said six pack cool.  And it comes with a handy carrying strap.)  Sunday is Glove Day (awesome!) for all kids, presented by Topps.

Phillies Probables: Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton
Padres Probables: Mat Latos, Clayton Richard, Tim Stauffer

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