Monday, August 10, 2015

Phillies at Diamondbacks: August 10th to August 12th

Monday and Tuesday 9:40, Wednesday 3:40
Chase Field - Phoenix, AZ

Phillies 45-67, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 14 1/2 games behind the Mets
Diamondbacks 54-56, 3rd Place in the N.L. West, 7 1/2 games behind the Dodgers

Phillies Probables:  Aaron Harang (5-12, 4.11), David Buchanan (2-6, 7.23), Aaron Nola (2-1, 3.65)
Diamondbacks Probables:  Rubby De La Rosa (9-5, 4.56), Jeremy Hellickson (7-8, 5.06), Chase Anderson (5-4, 4.10)

At the Ballpark:  Out of all the teams the Phillies have played this season, the Diamondbacks appear to have the least amount of promotions and giveaways.  There's nothing scheduled for this series and their next giveaway overall is a Diamondbacks beer stein to be given to the first 10,000 fans on September 12th.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .291+
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 46+
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 19
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 64
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 17+

Wins:  Ken Giles and Aaron Harang - 5*
ERA:  Aaron Harang - 4.11*
Strikeouts:  Aaron Harang - 77*
Saves:  Ken Giles - 6^

Diamondbacks Leaders
Average:  Paul Goldschmidt - .337
Runs:  A.J. Pollack - 71
Home Runs:  Paul Goldschmidt - 22
RBIs:  Paul Goldschmidt - 79
Stolen Bases:  A.J. Pollack - 25

Wins:  Rubby De La Rosa - 9
ERA:  Robbie Ray - 3.13
Strikeouts:  Rubby De La Rosa - 113
Saves:  Brad Ziegler - 20

1985 Topps #117
+Ben Revere, now with the Blue Jays, is the overall team leader with a .298 batting average, 49 runs and 24 stolen bases.
*Cole Hamels, now with the Rangers, is the overall team leader with 6 wins, 3.64 ERA and 137 strikeouts
^Jonathan Papelbon, now with the Naitonals, is the overall team leader with 17 saves.

1985 Topps Appreciation:  Greg Gross may not seem like a natural selection to be featured in the Diamondbacks series preview post but he does have an Arizona connection.  Gross was relieved of his hitting coach duties following the 2012 season and was hired shortly thereafter to serve as the hitting coach for the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate.  And now you know.

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