Monday, June 8, 2015

Phillies at Reds: June 8th to June 10th

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.

Phillies Leaders
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

1985 Topps #737
1985 Topps Traded #68T
1985 Topps Appreciation:  The Phillies pulled off two major trades with the Cincinnati Reds over a five month span in late 1985.  In the series preview post from a few weeks ago, I covered the trade in December 1985 that sent John Denny (and Jeff Gray) to the Reds for Tom Hume and Gary Redus.

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.

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