Monday, April 14, 2014

Braves at Phillies: April 14th to April 17th

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Braves 8-4, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 1 game ahead of the Nationals
Phillies 6-6, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 2 games behind the Braves

Braves Probables:  Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.00), David Hale (0-0, 2.89), Julio Teheran (1-1, 2.84), Alex Wood (2-1, 1.89)
Phillies Probables:  Roberto Hernandez (1-0, 4.35), Cliff Lee (2-1, 5.50), A.J. Burnett (0-1, 3.941), Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 1.80)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is the first Dollar Dog Night of the season.  Tomorrow night, the Phillies and Braves will pay tribute to Jackie Robinson.  As has been the practice over the past several years, all uniformed personnel will wear Robinson's #42.  I can't find any word online as to whether or not both teams will wear their normal uniforms, or if they'll be sporting throw-backs.

On Thursday afternoon, all fans will receive a MLB Network tote bag.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Chase Utley - .500
Runs:  Carlos Ruiz - 9
Home Runs:  Chase Utley - 3
RBIs:  Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley - 10
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 5

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 2
ERA:  Kyle Kendrick - 3.50
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 15
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 3

1988 Topps #90 and #188
1988 Topps Appreciation:  The only connection between the two players featured here is that Dale Murphy and John Russell were teammates on the 1989 Braves, and both spent time with the Phillies.  Russell played the first five seasons of his career with the Phils between 1984 and 1988, and on March 25, 1989, he was sold to the Braves.  He backed up Jody Davis in '89, hitting .182 in 74 games.

Murphy was traded to the Phillies in August 1990 with Tommy Greene for Jeff Parrett, Jim Vatcher and Victor Rosario.  The long-time Brave played parts of three seasons with the Phillies, hitting .249 in 228 games before playing his final 26 games with the 1993 Rockies.

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