Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Giants at Phillies: August 17th through August 19th

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:05

Records: Giants 67-52, 2nd Place in NL West (3½ games behind the Padres); Phillies 66-51, 2nd Place in NL East (2 games behind the Braves)

1975 Topps #79 Gary Matthews

Former Giants with the Phillies: Of everyone currently employed by the Phillies, only Sarge Matthews formerly called San Francisco home, patrolling the outfield at Candlestick between 1972 and 1976. Current IronPigs Brian Bocock (2008) and Cody Ransom (2001-2004) also spent time with the Giants.

Of course, two-thirds of the Giants' starting outfield are former Phillies with Pat Burrell in left and Aaron Roward in center. I have a funny feeling that Burrell would like nothing more than to severely hurt his former team, especially since the Phils and Giants are currently neck and neck atop the NL Wild Card standings.

Giants Probables: Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez
Phillies Probables: Roy Oswalt, Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels


Jenna said...

Sarge has put on some weight!

Jim said...

This was his pre-simple hat phase.