Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Nationals 49-41, Tied for 1st in the N.L. East, 5 1/2 games ahead of the Marlins
Phillies 41-51, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 9 games behind the Braves and Nationals
Nationals Probables: Jordan Zimmermann (6-4, 2.79), Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.47), Tanner Roark (7-6, 3.12)
Phillies Probables: A.J. Burnett (5-8, 3.92), Cole Hamels (3-5, 2.87), Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.46)
At the Ballpark: Former Phillie (and pitching hero) Wilson Valdez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday night's game. On Sunday, there will be a pre-game ceremony honoring All-Star Chase Utley and all adult fans will receive a Phillies Tumbler.
Average: Chase Utley - .294
Runs: Chase Utley - 50
ERA: Cole Hamels - 2.87
Strikeouts: A.J. Burnett - 102
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 22
|1988 Topps #398, #406 and #407|
When opening packs of 1988 Topps back in the day, I was actually surprised to see Shane Rawley on an All-Star card. Rawley had made the All-Star team back in 1986, but my young mind just never really thought of him as a true All-Star. This probably wasn't fair to him, as he did have one of his better seasons in 1987, going 17-11 with a 4.39 ERA.