Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:05
Reds 74-48, 1st Place in the N.L. Central, 6 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates
Phillies 56-65, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 19 games behind the Nationals
Reds Probables: Mike Leake (5-7, 4.29), Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.16), Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.96), Johnny Cueto (16-6, 2.44)
Phillies Probables: Roy Halladay (6-7, 3.80), Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83), Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11), Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.94)
At the Ballpark: Tonight is the latest Dollar Dog Night, and if you plan on partaking, here's a little dog-related advice. Tuesday night is Hunter Pence bobble-head night. Awk-ward. And Wednesday night is 1990s Retro Night with both the Phillies and Reds wearing 1990-style uniforms.
Runs: Jimmy Rollins - 70
RBIs: Carlos Ruiz - 58*
Wins: Cole Hamels - 14
ERA: Cole Hamels - 2.94
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 168
*Hunter Pence, now with the Giants, has the overall lead with 17 home runs and 59 RBIs.
|1979 Topps #650 and 1979 Burger King Phillies #13|
Rose's 1979 Burger King Phillies card has a special place in my collection, as it may have been the first baseball card I ever saw. More importantly, it may have been the first baseball card I ever saw and then wanted, as I recounted in a post from three years ago.
Rose joined the Phillies organization on December 5, 1978, when he signed a four year, $3.225 million contract with the club. At the time, he was the highest paid player in the Majors. It turned out to be money well spent as Rose helped lead the Phillies to their first World Championship in 1980.