Records: Phillies 58-41, 1st Place in NL East (6 games ahead of the Marlins); Giants 55-46, 2nd Place in NL West (7 games behind the Dodgers)
Former Phillies with the Giants: Giants' center fielder Aaron Rowand (2006-2007) is still extremely popular in Philly. Mike Krukow (1982) has been announcing Giants games for 19 years. Ron Schueler (1974-1976) and Joe Lefebvre (1983-1986) are both listed on the Giants home page as Senior Advisors, Player Personnel. Former Phillies coach Jim Davenport (1986-1987) is a Special Assistant, Player Development for the Giants.
Vacation, all I ever wanted: Once again and for the last time this summer, vacation time is here! Please look for posts containing a few updated wantlists over the next several days.
Phillies Probables: Rodrigo Lopez, Joe Blanton, Jamie Moyer, Cole Hamels (Probables? I'd expect this to be tweaked given the addition of Cliff Lee)
Giants Probables: Jonathan Sanchez, Ryan Sadowski, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito