Monday and Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 12:35
Great American Ball Park - Cincinnati, OH
Phillies 22-36, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 9 games behind the Mets
Reds 24-31, 4th Place in the N.L. Central, 13 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (5-4, 2.88), Aaron Harang (4-6, 2.45), Jerome Williams (3-5, 5.68)
Reds Probables: Mike Leake (2-4, 4.40), Anthony DeSclafani (4-4, 3.60), Jon Moscot (0-1, 7.20)
At the Ballpark: There looks to be a bunch of themed and discounted ticket packages available for this series, but no notable promotions or giveaways.
Average: Ben Revere - .266
Runs: Ben Revere - 28
Home Runs: Ryan Howard - 11
RBIs: Ryan Howard - 27
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 12
Wins: Cole Hamels - 5
ERA: Aaron Harang - 2.45
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 84
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 12
Five months earlier, on August 8, 1985, the Phillies shipped popular catcher Bo Diaz (and minor league pitcher Greg Simpson) to the Reds for Tom Foley, Alan Knicely and a player to be named later (eventually Fred Toliver). Diaz enjoyed several relatively successful seasons with the Reds between 1985 and 1989, making the All-Star team in 1987. I first talked about this trade in a series preview post from last season.
This trade could be viewed as a definite win for the Reds, as Knicely (7 games with the Phillies, going 0 for 7) and Foley (85 games, .274 average) didn't do that much to make their time in Philadelphia memorable. Toliver went 1-7 with the Phillies over 26 games with a 4.67 ERA.