Citi Field - Flushing, NY
Phillies 48-48, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
Mets 41-50, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 11 games behind the Braves
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68), Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05), Cliff Lee (10-3, 2.86)
Mets Probables: Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33), Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.54), Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35)
At the Ballpark: The first 15,000 fans will receive a Mets toy truck on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the first 25,000 fans will receive a Dwight Gooden All-Star bobble head.
Home Runs: Domonic Brown - 23
RBIs: Domonic Brown - 67
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 22
ERA: Cliff Lee - 2.86
Strikeouts: Cliff Lee - 125
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 20
1973 Topps Flashback: When a guy who went 6-4 with a 4.62 ERA in 18 starts in 1985 is your Diamond King representative in the 1986 Donruss set, your team has issues. What's worse, is that by the time the 1986 Donruss set was released, Jerry Koosman was long gone, having been released by the Phillies in December 1985. This is the kind of stuff that really bugged me as a young collector.
I wrote more about Koosman's career during a 1979 Topps Flashback post last year.