Friday, July 20, 2012

Giants at Phillies: July 20th to July 22nd

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
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.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Carlos Ruiz - .350
Runs:  Hunter Pence - 59
Home Runs:  Hunter Pence - 17
RBIs:  Hunter Pence - 57
Stolen Bases:  Juan Pierre and Shane Victorino - 21

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.

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