Friday 7:05, Saturday 1:05, Sunday 8:05
Phillies 13-13, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 3 games behind the Nationals
Nationals 15-9, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 1 game ahead of the Braves
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 6.59), Vance Worley (2-1, 1.97), Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.78)
Nationals Probables: Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 1.13), Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 1.82), Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 1.89)
At the Ballpark: There are a lot of promotions listed on the Nationals' website for these games, but not much information is available. Friday night's listing includes "Beltway Burger Pack" and "Miller Lite Party Night." Saturday is also a "Miller Lite Party Night" and a "Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack." Kids also get to run the bases following Saturday's game. Sunday is listed as "Signature Sundays presented by New Era" and another "Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack." Any Nationals fans care to shed some light on these things?
RBIs: Carlos Ruiz - 17
Stolen Bases: Shane Victorino - 8
ERA: Vance Worley - 1.97
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 36
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 9
|1979 Topps #161 and #43|
For some bizarre reason, known only to my six-year-old brain, I loved this Foote card as a kid. Maybe it was his name, or maybe it was the awesome bright red catcher's gear, but for whatever reason this card was firmly in my favorites pile. Foote appeared in only 57 games with the Phillies in 1977 and 1978 before being swapped to the Cubs in the massive eight-player trade that brought Greg Gross and Manny Trillo to the Phillies in February 1979. This is one of three cards featuring him with the Phillies - the others being his 1978 Topps and 1978 SSPC cards.
The Twitch pitched in parts of seven seasons with the Phillies between 1971 and 1977, compiling a record of 33-43 with a 3.57 ERA. He was the team's lone All-Star representative in 1973. After he left Philly, Twitchell bounced around from the Expos to the Mets to the Mariners. He first appeared in a Topps set in 1971, on a multi-player rookie card, and this card from the 1979 set would be his final Topps card.