Nationals Park - Washington, D.C.
Phillies 24-31, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
Nationals 27-28, Tied for 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
Phillies Probables: David Buchanan (1-1, 3.86), A.J. Burnett (3-4, 3.79), Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 4.21)
Nationals Probables: Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 4.07), Stephen Strasburg (4-4, 3.15), Doug Fister (3-1, 3.34)
At the Ballpark: There's a free concert following Thursday night's ballgame featuring the Plain White T's.
Runs: Chase Utley - 31
RBIs: Ryan Howard - 40
ERA: Cliff Lee - 3.18
Strikeouts: A.J. Burnett - 64
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 13
|1988 Topps #731|
I haven't had to resort to such shenanigans yet this year, but I'll admit it's becoming harder and harder to come up with some sort of baseball card to post after each dreadful Phillies loss.
How does this all relate to the Phillies opponent for this series? Schu is now the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals.