Friday 7:05, Saturday 4:05, Sunday 1:35
Giants 51-41, 1st Place in the N.L. West, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers
Phillies 41-52, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 13 1/2 games behind the Nationals
Giants Probables: Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93), Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56), Barry Zito (8-6, 3.75)
Phillies Probables: Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47), Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07), Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79)
At the Ballpark: Tomorrow afternoon is Phillies Photo Day and fans will be permitted onto the field to take close-up pictures of the meandering Phillies players, coaches and broadcasters. All fans will also receive a "2012 Phillies Print," which if it's anything like prior years will be a team photo. On Sunday afternoon, kids will receive a Roy Halladay Fathead Jr. - aka a Halladay sticker you can stick to a wall.
Average: Carlos Ruiz - .350
Home Runs: Hunter Pence - 17
RBIs: Hunter Pence - 57
Wins: Cole Hamels - 11
ERA: Cole Hamels - 3.07
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 125
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 21
|1979 Topps #317|
1979 Topps Flashback: When I was pairing up Phillies cards to feature within the flashback segment of my series preview posts, Jose Cardenal was the odd man out. In his 18-year career, Cardenal played with the Giants, Angels, Indians, Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Phillies, Mets and Royals, yet there wasn't a natural pairing with another Phillies-related 1979 Topps card for the light-hitting outfielder. So here he is, all by himself.
Cardenal spent all of 1978 and part of 1979 with the Phillies, appearing in 116 games and hitting .241.