Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Mariners 67-56, 3rd Place in the A.L. West, 5 1/2 games behind the Angels and Athletics
Phillies 54-70, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 16 games behind the Nationals
Mariners Probables: Roenis Elias (9-9, 4.14), Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72), James Paxton (3-0, 2.20)
Phillies Probables: Jerome Williams (0-0, 3.38), A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35), Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.44)
At the Ballpark: Tomorrow night is Ryan Howard Bobble Head night. (Quick tip - If you don't have tickets to tonight's game, and you still want a Howard Bobble, wait until the next series and I bet they're "free" with a purchase of a $10 Yearbook. I'm banking on that strategy.) Following Wednesday afternoon's game, kids will get to run the bases.
RBIs: Ryan Howard - 77
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 35
ERA: Cole Hamels - 2.44
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 149
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 28
*Now with the Los Angeles Dodgers
1988 Topps Appreciation: I don't have a lot to say with regards to the cards featured in today's series preview post. However, I was seriously bummed when fan favorite Glenn Wilson ("Glennbo") was traded on December 9, 1987 to the Mariners with Dave Brundage and Michael Jackson for Phil Bradley and Tim Fortugno. Presented above are Wilson and Bradely's before and after cards from the flagship set and the Traded set.
|1988 Topps #55, 1988 Topps Traded #129T, 1988 Topps #626 and 1988 Topps Traded #18T|