Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Phillies at Pirates: August 25th through August 27th

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:05

Records: Phillies 72-50, 1st Place in NL East (7 games ahead of the Braves); Pirates 51-71, Last Place in NL Central (19 games behind the Cardinals)
Played with the Pirates and the Phillies: Per Baseball Reference.com, 227 players have played for both the Pirates and the Phillies, including – Boom-Boom Beck, Dave Cash, Midre Cummings, Spud Davis, Jose DeLeon, Murry Dickson, Mike Easler, Woodie Fryman, Dick Groat, Harvey Haddix, Richie Hebner, Chuck Klein, Mike LaValliere, Jason Michaels, Willie Montanez, Bill Robinson, Don Robinson, Kent Tekulve, Andy Van Slyke and Bob Walk
Put ‘Em Away III: The Phils went 3-0 against the Diamondbacks, 3-1 against the Mets, and now they face the Pirates – the third worst team in the NL behind the Padres and the Nationals. The Braves start a series against the Padres tonight and the Marlins face off against the Mets in Miami. After the Pirates’ series, the Phillies face the Braves for three games at home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an 8 or 9 game lead when that series starts?
Phillies Probables: Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ
Pirates Probables: Ross Ohlendorf, Paul Maholm, Charlie Morton

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