Monday, May 6, 2013

Phillies at Giants: May 6th to May 8th

Monday and Tuesday 10:15, Wednesday 3:45
AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA

Phillies 14-18, Tied for 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 5 games behind the Braves
Giants 19-12, 1st Place in the N.L. West, 1 game ahead of the Rockies

Phillies Probables:  Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.46), Kyle Kendrick (3-1, 2.43), Jonathan Pettibone (2-0, 3.24)
Giants Probables:  Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.55), Tim Lincecum (2-1, 4.41), Barry Zito (3-1, 3.06)

At the Ballpark:  There are no promotions or give-aways scheduled for the Phillies visit to San Francisco.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Michael Young - .318
Runs:  Chase Utley - 16
Home Runs:  Chase Utley - 6
RBIs:  Chase Utley - 21
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 6

Wins:  Kyle Kendrick - 3
ERA:  Kyle Kendrick - 2.43
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 40
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 5

1973 Topps #97
1973 Topps Flashback:  Today's flashback features two more players once traded for each other.  One month into the 1975 season, on May 4th, the Phillies sent first baseman Willie Montanez to the Giants for outfielder Garry Maddox.  The Phillies were 11-10 at the time of the trade, 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the N.L. East.
The trade had several ripple effects for the club.  Tommy Hutton briefly became the team's new first baseman, taking over for the departed Montanez.  A few days later, the Phillies acquired Dick Allen from the Braves and he assumed the first base role for the remainder of the '75 season.  (As an aside, please see this excellent post from Dick Allen Hall of Fame documenting Allen's very brief tenure as a member of the Atlanta Braves.)  Maddox took over in center, moving Mike Anderson to right and eventually to the bench as Jay Johnstone became the team's regular right fielder in late May.

1973 Topps #322
The acquisition of Maddox didn't pay immediate dividends, as the team still finished in second place in 1975.  Maddox had a fantastic career with the Phillies, winning seven Gold Gloves and helping the team to their first World Championship title in 1980.  He was elected to the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2001.

The well-travelled Montanez spent a little over a year with the Giants, as he was traded to the Braves in June 1976.  He hit .306 in 195 games with the Giants, but perhaps his biggest contribution to the franchise was being part of the deal that brought slugger Darrell Evans from Atlanta to San Francisco.


Arsen Kashkashian said...

Montanez was my favorite Phillie at the time of the trade. As a nine-year old, it was the first time my favorite player was traded away. Starting with the two featured cards, I taped up their Topps cards every year. Montanez was with a new team each season and Maddow was reliably a Phillie. What a great trade it was for the Phils. I'm not so sentimental about my favorite players nowadays. Although, I'm dreading the day that Utley leaves the team.

night owl said...


I cannot write that large enough.

Jim said...

Go Phils!

Arsen - I felt the same way when Bob Dernier was traded away. The thought of Utley leaving makes my head hurt.