Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Series Preview - Cardinals at Phillies: June 20th to June 22nd

Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Cardinals 31-37, Tied for 3rd Place in the N.L. Central, 5 games behind the Brewers
Phillies 22-46, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 19 games behind the Nationals

Cardinals Probables:  Mike Leake (5-6, 3.14), Michael Wacha (3-3, 4.78), Carlos Martinez (6-5, 2.86)
Phillies Probables:  Jeremy Hellickson (5-5, 4.91), Nick Pivetta (1-3, 4.46), Aaron Nola (3-5, 4.76)

At the Ballpark:  It's Star Wars night on Wednesday, with fans holding a theme night ticket receiving a fantastic Phillie Phanatic bobble head wearing his X-Wing Fighter uniform.

Cardinals Leaders
Average:  Jedd Gyorko - .291
Runs:  Dexter Fowler - 38
Home Runs:  Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler - 13
RBIs:  Matt Carpenter - 38
Stolen Bases:  Tommy Pham - 6

Wins:  Adam Wainwright - 7
ERA:  Carlos Martinez - 2.86
Strikeouts:  Carlos Martinez - 107
Saves:  Seung-hwan Oh - 15

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Aaron Altherr - .278
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 40
Home Runs:  Aaron Altherr - 12
RBIs:  Aaron Altherr - 37
Stolen Bases:  Howie Kendrick - 7

Wins:  Jeremy Hellickson - 5
ERA:  Jerad Eickhoff - 4.81
Strikeouts:  Jerad Eickhoff - 65
Saves:  Hector Neris - 6

1982 Topps Traded #108T
1982 Topps Traded #29T
1982 Topps Appreciation:  On November 20, 1981, the Phillies, Cardinals and Indians pulled off a five-player, three-way trade with Bo Diaz coming to the Phillies, Lonnie Smith going to the Cardinals and Silvio Martinez and Lary Sorensen going to the Indians.  The Phillies also sent Scott Munninghoff to the Indians to complete the trade on December 9th.

The trade worked out for the Cardinals as Smith was an All-Star in 1982 and he also helped the team win a World Championship against the Brewers.  He'd go on to win his third World Series ring with the Royals in 1985.  (His first of course was earned with the Phillies in 1980.)

Bo Diaz was never an All-Star with the Phillies, but he did bridge the gap between the Bob Boone years and the Darren Daulton years.  In four seasons with the Phillies, Diaz hit .256 with 36 home runs.

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