Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Cubs 49-62, 4th Place in the N.L. Central, 18 games behind the Pirates
Phillies 50-61, Tied for 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 17 games behind the Braves
Cubs Probables: Edwin Jackson (7-11, 4.65), Travis Wood (7-8, 3.05), Jeff Samardzija (6-10, 3.78)
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (9-8, 4.29), Cole Hamels (4-13, 3.87), Ethan Martin (0-1, 12.46)
At the Ballpark: All fans attending Thursday afternoon's Businessperson's Special will receive a Chase Utley Pride of the Phillies print.
Home Runs: Domonic Brown - 24
RBIs: Domonic Brown - 69
ERA: Cliff Lee - 3.13
Strikeouts: Cliff Lee - 139
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 20
|1973 Topps #180 and #119|
1973 Topps Flashback: The subjects of today's flashback were both originally signed by the Phillies and went on to play for the Cubs. Unfortunately, Fergie Jenkins, who was signed in 1962, only played eight games for the Phils before being traded to the Cubs in April 1966. Jenkins was sent with John Herrnstein and Adolfo Phillips to the Cubs in exchange for Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson. Suffice it to say, the deal worked out much better for the Cubs.
Larry Bowa was signed by the Phillies in 1965 and made his debut on Opening Day 1970 at the last season opener ever played at Connie Mack Stadium. The Phillies defeated the Cubs in that game by a score of 2-0 and the losing pitcher for the Cubs was Jenkins. Bowa led off for the Phils and went 0 for 3 with a pop out and two ground outs against Jenkins.