Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Phillies at Cubs: August 11th through August 13th

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:05, Thursday 2:20

Records: Phillies 61-48, 1st Place in NL East (3½ games ahead of the Marlins); Cubs 58-52, 2nd Place in NL Central (3 games behind the Cardinals)
Played with the Cubs and the Phillies: Per Baseball Reference.com, 286 players have played for both the Cubs and the Phillies, including the following players who played with both teams between 1980 and 1985 - Porfi Altamirano, Jay Baller, Larry Bowa, Warren Brusstar, Bill Campbell, Ivan DeJesus, Bob Dernier, Willie Hernandez, Mike Krukow, Dan Larson, Jay Loviglio, Gary Matthews, Bob Molinaro, Keith Moreland, Dickie Noles, Mike Proly, Dick Ruthven and Ryne Sandberg. For some reason, I thought there was more than this.
Jamie to the Pen: To make room for Pedro Martinez in the starting rotation, Jamie Moyer is heading to the bullpen. The last time Jamie pitched out of the bullpen was June 24, 2001 when he entered a game in the 15th inning of an extra-innings Mariners' loss. Before that, Jamie pitched 13 games in relief while with the 1996 Boston Red Sox.
Phillies Probables: J. A. Happ, Pedro Martinez, Cliff Lee
Cubs Probables: Rich Harden, Jeff Samardzija, Ryan Dempster

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