Friday, June 19, 2015

Cardinals at Phillies: June 19th to June 21st

Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Cardinals 43-23, 1st Place in the N.L. Central, 4 games ahead of the Pirates
Phillies 23-45, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 13 games behind the Mets

Cardinals Probables:  Tyler Lyons (1-0, 5.00), John Lackey (5-4, 3.59), Michael Wacha (9-2, 2.48)
Phillies Probables:  Phillippe Aumont (0-0, 0.00), Aaron Harang (4-8, 3.24), Adam Morgan (0-0, 0.00)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is 1960s Retro Night with both teams taking the field in throwback uniforms from the 1960s.  There's much more information about this theme night here.  On Sunday, all men 15 and over will receive a 1960s Phillies hat as part of the Father's Day celebration.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Ben Revere - .280
Runs:  Ben Revere - 32
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 12
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 30
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 17

Wins:  Cole Hamels - 5
ERA:  Cole Hamels - 2.96
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 103
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 13

1985 Topps Traded #30T
1985 Topps #421
1985 Topps Traded #98T
1985 Topps #791
1985 Topps Appreciation:  If you want to trace the legacy of the dreadful trade that sent Ryne Sandberg to the Cubs in January 1982, it gets even more depressing.  As all Phillies (and Cubs) fans know, Sandberg and Larry Bowa were traded to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.  Over three years later, on April 6, 1985, DeJesus and reliever Bill Campbell were traded to the Cardinals for pitcher Dave Rucker.  The four Topps baseball cards featured above present the before and after results of this Phillies-Cardinals trade.  (I featured Campbell's 1985 Topps card in the Red Sox series preview that opened the season.)

Over the course of three years and three months, the Phils gave up Sandberg, Bowa, DeJesus and Campbell . . . for Rucker.  The southpaw spent parts of two seasons with the Phillies, going 3-4 with a 4.66 ERA and a WHIP of 1.639 over 104 1/3 innings pitched.

No comments: