Records: Phillies 40-33, 3rd Place in NL East (2½ games behind the Braves), Reds 42-34, 1st Place in NL Central (½ game ahead of the Cardinals)
Former Reds with the Phillies: Current back-up catcher Dane Sardinha came up through the Reds' system, appearing in 1 game each in 2003 and 2005, going 0 for 5. Juan Castro had two different stints with the Reds, from 2000 until 2004, and again from 2007 until 2008. Sam Perlozzo served as the team's 3rd base coach from 1990 to 1992. Bench coach Pete Mackanin was the Reds' interim manager from July 2007 through the remainder of the season, compiling a record of 41-39.
Teke the Red: Phillies Room favorite Kent Tekulve finished up his 16-year career pitching in 37 games for the 1989 Reds. He struggled, going 0-3 with a 5.02 ERA and 2 blown saves in 3 opportunities. He retired in July, but Topps included him in their annual Traded set as a Red.
Reds Probables: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Aaron Harang