Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Astros 47-65, 4th Place in the A.L. West, 21 1/2 games behind the Athletics
Phillies 49-63, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 12 games behind the Nationals
Astros Probables: Dallas Keuchel (10-7, 2.97), Brad Peacock (3-7, 4.93), Collin McHugh (4-9, 3.32)
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.92), David Buchanan (5-5, 4.40), Roberto Hernandez (6-8, 3.87)
At the Ballpark: There are a few different theme nights during this series, but otherwise no giveaways or special promotions. The true fun will come over the weekend when the Phillies host their annual alumni weekend and Wall of Fame festivities.
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 30
ERA: Cole Hamels - 2.42
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 139
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 26
|1988 Topps #342, #306, #24 and #643|
Phillies Room favorite Rocky Childress appeared in 18 games for the Phillies in 1985 and 1986 before becoming a regular in the Astros bullpen in 1987. He kicked around for the Astros Triple-A teams until 1991.
You're forgiven if you don't recall Billy Hatcher's 43 games with the Phillies prior to the player's strike ending the 1994 season. And I'd be very impressed if you remembered either of Jim Deshaies' two starts for the Phillies in 1995. Deshaies lasted a combined 5 1/3 innings, allowing 12 runs on 15 hits for a career Phillies ERA of 20.25. I wrote about his lack of a Phillies card (and rightfully so) back in my 1995 Phillies Missing Links post.