Friday 7:05, Saturday 4:05 and Sunday 1:35
Nationals Park - Washington, DC
Phillies 57-96, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 29 games behind the Mets
Nationals 78-74, 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 7 1/2 games behind the Mets
Phillies Probables: Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 3.16), Aaron Nola (6-2, 3.84), Aaron Harang (6-15, 4.93)
Nationals Probables: Jordan Zimmermann (13-8, 3.49), Stephen Strasburg (10-7, 3.81), Gio Gonzalez (11-8, 3.94)
At the Ballpark: Tonight, the first 25,000 fans will receive a Zimmermann bobble head commemorating his 2014 no-hitter. Fans attending Sunday afternoon's game will receive a pair of Nationals gloves.
Average: Odubel Herrera - .292
Runs: Odubel Herrera - 59
Home Runs: Ryan Howard - 23
RBIs: Ryan Howard - 77
Stolen Bases: Cesar Hernandez - 19+
ERA: Aaron Harang - 4.93
Strikeouts: Aaron Harang - 104*
Saves: Ken Giles - 13^
Average: Bryce Harper - .341
Runs: Bryce Harper - 116
Home Runs: Bryce Harper - 41
RBIs: Bryce Harper - 95
Stolen Bases: Michael Taylor - 16
ERA: Max Scherzer - 2.98
Strikeouts: Max Scherzer - 249
Saves: Drew Storen - 29
*Cole Hamels, now with the Rangers, is the overall team leader with 6 wins (tied) and 137 strikeouts.
^Jonathan Papelbon, now with the Nationals, is the overall team leader with 17 saves.
Gross accompanied Lance Parrish to the 1988 All-Star Game as the Phillies representatives after putting up an 8-5 record and a 2.89 ERA in the first half of the season. He'd finish the 1988 season with a 12-14 record and the Phillies would trade him to the Expos on December 6th for Jeff Parrett and Floyd Youmans. I wrote a little about that trade in this post from last season.
Palmer began his career with six seasons in Montreal, and he'd come to the Phillies by way of the Braves in 1988. In his only season in Philadelphia, Palmer complied a 7-9 record over 22 starts.