Friday 7:10, Saturday 4:05 and Sunday 1:35
Fenway Park - Boston, MA
Phillies 53-81, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 21 1/2 games behind the Mets
Red Sox 61-72, 5th Place in the A.L. East, 15 games behind the Blue Jays
Phillies Probables: Adam Morgan (5-4, 4.03), Alec Asher (0-1, 6.35), Jared Eickhoff (1-2, 2.84)
Red Sox Probables: Joe Kelly (8-6, 4.94), Wade Miley (10-10, 4.57), Eduardo Rodriguez (8-5, 4.25)
At the Ballpark: The Red Sox host an Autography Alley event before each game of this series, featuring a former Red Sox player signing autographs in Yawkey Way an hour before game time. These three games feature Sam Horn, John Trautwein and Skip Lockwood, respectively. Sunday afternoon is also On Field Photo Day at Fenway prior to the game.
Average: Odubel Herrera - .295+
Runs: Odubel Herrera - 55
Home Runs: Ryan Howard - 21
RBIs: Ryan Howard - 72
Stolen Bases: Cesar Hernandez - 19+
ERA: Aaron Harang - 4.89*
Strikeouts: Aaron Harang - 90*
Saves: Ken Giles - 11^
Average: Xander Bogaerts - .319
Runs: Mookie Betts - 67
Home Runs: David Ortiz - 29
RBIs: David Ortiz - 81
Stolen Bases: Mookie Betts - 17
ERA: Eduardo Rodriguez - 4.25
Strikeouts: Wade Miley - 21
Saves: Koji Uehara - 25
+Ben Revere, now with the Blue Jays, is the overall team leader with a .298 batting average 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 Nationals, is the overall team leader with 17 saves.
It's the guys like Aguayo and Gutierrez who I feel don't get enough attention or appreciation from Phillies fans and/or Phillies baseball card collectors. One of my more ambitious future ideas for The Phillies Room is to do a massive series of dedicated posts with the theme of Every Phillie Ever.
Baseball Reference tells me there have been close to 2,000 different Phillies players in the franchise's 132-year existence so this would be a multi-year undertaking for sure. Similar to what I'm doing with the Phillies Missing Links project, I'd probably start with the Phillies of the 1980s. It's time to give the world dedicated posts to the likes of Aguayo and Gutierrrez and their Phillies careers. We've waited long enough! (And we'll have to wait a little longer. Hang in there.)