Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Nationals 16-12, 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 1 1/2 games behind the Braves
Phillies 13-13, Tied for 4th Place in the N.L. East, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
Nationals Probables: Stephen Strasburg (2-2, 4.24), Tanner Roark (2-0, 2.76), Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 3.25)
Phillies Probables: Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.29), A.J. Burnett (1-1, 2.15), Cole Hamels (0-2, 6.75)
At the Ballpark: Sunday is Mother's Appreciation Day at the ballpark, with all women 15 and older receiving a Phillies "Derby Hat." The unusual start time on Sunday is due to the annual Broad Street Run being held in Philadelphia earlier that morning.
ERA: A.J. Burnett - 2.15
Strikeouts: Cliff Lee - 40
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 8
|1988 Topps #365, #588 and #20|
Gross pitched two seasons with the Expos before joining former Phillies Juan Samuel and Roger McDowell on the Dodgers. While with the Dodgers, he pitched a no-hitter against the Giants on August 17, 1992.
Youmans was a complete and total bust for the Phillies. Limited by arm injuries, he appeared in just 10 games in 1989, going 1-5 with a 5.70 ERA.
Parrett fared much better, serving as one of the team's most reliable relievers in 1989. In 72 games, Parrett pitched to a 2.98 ERA while saving six games. Part way through the 1990 season, he was part of the package of players sent to the Braves in exchange for Dale Murphy. Parrett would briefly return to the Phillies for the 1996 season, where he ended his career by appearing in 18 games.