Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cubs at Phillies: September 10th to September 13th

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Cubs 80-58, 3rd Place in the N.L. Central, 7 1/2 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies 54-86, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 24 1/2 games behind the Mets

Cubs Probables:  Jake Arrieta (18-6, 2.03), Kyle Hendricks (6-6, 4.08), Dan Haren (9-9, 4.78), Hammel (8-6, 3.59)
Phillies Probables:  Adam Morgan (5-5, 4.42), Alec Asher (0-2, 10.61), Jared Eickhoff (1-3, 4.70), Aaron Harang (5-15, 5.02)

At the Ballpark:  On Friday night, all fans 15 and over will receive a Phillies knit hat.  On Sunday afternoon, all kids receive the Phanatic's latest DVD entitled The Phillie Phanatic's One-Man Band. I'll think I'll just wait for it to come to Netflix.

Cubs Leaders
Average:  Anthony Rizzo - .285
Runs:  Dexter Fowler - 90
Home Runs:  Anthony Rizzo - 29
RBIs:  Anthony Rizzo - 88
Stolen Bases:  Dexter Fowler - 17

Wins:  Jake Arrieta - 18
ERA:  Jake Arrieta - 2.03
Strikeouts:  Jake Arrieta - 197
Saves:  Hector Rondon - 27

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .300
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera - 57
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 21
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 72
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 19+

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 6*
ERA:  Aaron Harang - 5.02*
Strikeouts:  Aaron Harang - 96*
Saves:  Ken Giles - 12^

+Ben Revere, now with the Blue Jays, is the overall team leader with 24 stolen bases.
*Cole Hamels, now with the Rangers, is the overall team leader with 6 wins (tied), 3.64 ERA and 137 strikeouts
^Jonathan Papelbon, now with the Nationals, is the overall team leader with 17 saves.

1985 Topps #98
1985 Topps #39
1985 Topps Appreciation:  When these two teams first met up in July, I featured eight cards of players who appeared with the Cubs in the 1985 Topps set who had previously spent time with the Phillies.  I don't have anything nearly as interesting planned this time around, although two cards of two underrated back-up catchers who spent time with the Phillies is certainly interesting to me.

Any time I get the chance to feature a baseball card of Phillies Room favorite Johnny Wockenfuss, I'm taking it.  And this Steve Lake baseball card contains no clue of the future cardboard greatness Lake, and his exotic pet bird Ruffles, would one day attain.  We had no idea.

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