Monday, September 16, 2013

Marlins at Phillies: September 16th to September 18th

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Marlins 55-94, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 34 games behind the Braves
Phillies 69-80, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 20 games behind the Braves

Marlins Probables:  Sam Dyson (0-0, 4.50), Brian Flynn (0-1, 10.13), Nathan Eovaldi (3-6, 3.80)
Phillies Probables:  Cliff Lee (13-6, 2.97), Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.28), Kyle Kendrick (10-13, 4.70)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is the final Dollar Dog night of the season at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Chase Utley - .274*
Runs:  Chase Utley - 66
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown - 27
RBIs:  Domonic Brown - 81
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 22

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 13
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 2.97
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 188
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 27

*Michael Young, now with the Dodgers, has the overall team lead (.276) among players with enough qualifying plate appearances.

1973 Topps #536
1973 Topps Flashback:  A few of the Phillies beat writers recently Tweeted out pictures of the Phillies gathered on the field, assembled for their annual group picture.  (I wanted to link to a few of them, but of course I can't find them now.)  It's kind of odd that they waited until this late in the year, as I had thought the annual team picture was always more of an early season thing.  In any event, I have yet to actually see the official 2013 Phillies team picture available anywhere.

If I did have access to the photo, I'd use it to make a 2013 Chachi team card in the same style as the team card found in the 1973 Topps set.  It's a rather boring design for a team card and probably the highlight of the card is the prominent display of the relatively new jumbo scoreboard at Veterans Stadium.  At the time this photo was taken during the 1972 season, The Vet was only a little more than a year old.

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