Monday, May 4, 2015

Phillies at Braves: May 4th to May 6th

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:10
Turner Field - Atlanta, GA

Phillies 9-17, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 7 games behind the Mets
Braves 12-13, Tied for 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 3 1/2 games behind the Mets

Phillies Probables:  Aaron Harang (2-2, 2.51), Chad Billingsley (0-0, 0.00), Jerome Williams (2-1, 4.08)
Braves Probables:  Alex Wood (1-1, 4.03), Shelby Miller (3-1, 2.17), Mike Foltynewicz (1-0, 3.60)

At the Ballpark:  Fans will have to wait a few more weeks for the Javy Lopez Bobblehead, which is being given away on May 20th.  There are no giveaways or special events scheduled for this series.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Freddy Galvis - .341
Runs:  Odubel Herrera and Ben Revere - 10
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 4
RBIs:  Chase Utley - 14
Stolen Bases:  Odubel Herrera and Ben Revere - 5

Wins:  Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams - 2
ERA:  Aaron Harang - 2.51
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 38
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 5

1985 Topps #500
1985 Topps #320
1985 Topps Appreciation:  I always thought it was kind of a shame that Mike Schmidt and Dale Murphy were never teammates on the Phillies.  Schmidt announced his retirement on May 28, 1989 in San Diego.  Murphy was acquired from the Braves on August 3, 1990, while Schmidt was in the middle of his first foray into the world of broadcasting.

Technically speaking, they were teammates on six All-Star teams between 1980 and 1987.  (Murphy missed the 1981 game while Schmidt didn't make the 1985 squad.)  But I would have loved to have seen them both in burgundy pinstripes at the same time.

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