Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Reds at Phillies: June 2nd to June 4th

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Reds 22-27, 4th Place in the N.L. Central, 10 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies 19-33, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 10 games behind the Nationals and Mets

Reds Probables:  Johnny Cueto (3-4, 3.03), Mike Leake (2-4, 4.66), Anthony DeSclafani (3-4, 3.41)
Phillies Probables:  Sean O'Sullivan (1-4, 4.81), Cole Hamels (5-4, 2.91), Aaron Harang (4-5, 2.02)

At the Ballpark:  All fans attending tonight's game will receive a Vintage Phillies Bobble Head.  Tomorrow night is another Dollar Dog Night.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Freddy Galvis - .289
Runs:  Ben Revere - 23
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 10
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 25
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 10

Wins:  Cole Hamels - 5
ERA:  Aaron Harang - 2.02
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 76
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 11

1985 Topps #223
1985 Topps #146
1985 Topps #325
1985 Topps Appreciation:  It's funny how a 12-year-old brain processes a fairly significant baseball trade.  Back on December 11, 1985, when the Phillies traded former Cy Young winner John Denny (along with Jeff Gray) to the Cincinnati Reds for Tom Hume and Gary Redus, my honest to goodness first thought was, "Well, Denny is going to have to shave his mustache."  The Reds had a no facial hair rule at the time and I remember trying to picture Denny without his mustache.

Denny pitched in his final season with the 1986 Reds, going 11-10 with a 4.20 ERA over 27 starts.  Hume stuck around with the Phillies for a season and a half before getting released in August 1987 and ending up back in Cincinnati.  Redus was only around for a season (90 games in left field, hitting .247 with 11 home runs) before being traded to the White Sox in the deal that began the short-lived and tragic Joe Cowley era for the Phillies.

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