Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Phillies at Blue Jays: July 28th to July 29th

Tuesday and Wednesday 7:07
Rogers Centre - Toronto, Ontario

Phillies 37-63, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 16 1/2 games behind the Nationals
Blue Jays 50-50, Tied for 2nd Place in the A.L. East, 7 games behind the Yankees

Phillies Probables:  Adam Morgan (1-2, 4.28), Jerome Williams (3-7, 6.28)
Blue Jays Probables:  Felix Doubront (1-0, 4.34), R.A. Dickey (4-10, 4.53)

At the Ballpark:  There's nothing doing over the next two days inside the ballpark formerly known as the SkyDome.  No giveaways or special promotions are scheduled.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Ben Revere - .302
Runs:  Ben Revere - 48
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 18
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 53
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 24

Wins:  Cole Hamels - 6
ERA:  Cole Hamels - 3.64
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 137
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 17

Blue Jays Leaders
Average:  Chris Colabello - .318
Runs:  Josh Donaldson - 70
Home Runs:  Josh Donaldson - 24
RBIs:  Josh Donaldson - 68
Stolen Bases:  Jose Reyes - 16*

Wins:  Mark Buehrle - 11
ERA:  Mark Buehrle - 3.29
Strikeouts:  Drew Hutchison - 98
Saves:  Brett Cecil and Roberto Osuna - 5

*Jose Reyes is now with the Rockies.  Kevin Pillar is active team leader with 15 stolen bases.

1985 Topps #688
1985 Topps Traded #80T
1985 Topps Appreciation:  I wrote about Len Matuszek's career when I featured his 1988 Topps card in a Dodgers series preview post.  Right before the start of the 1985 season, Matuszek was shipped to Toronto for prospects Ken Kinnard and Jose Escobar (neither ever played for the Phillies) and Phillies Room favorite Dave Shipanoff.

By the time Matuszek's Blue Jays card was released in the 1985 Topps Update set, he was already with the Dodgers, having been traded to L.A. on July 9th.  This is one of three baseball cards featuring him with the Blue Jays as he's also in the Fleer Update set and the Blue Jays Fire Safety set.

I was always bummed that Shipanoff didn't have a Phillies card in the 1985 Topps Traded set and I rectified that oversight with a custom card you can find here.


Zippy Zappy said...

On the bright side at least the Phillies finally got rid of Papelbon. On the less bright side they might have to face Troy Tulowitzki.

Jim said...

Phils are 1-0 in post-Papelbon era!