Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Red Sox at Phillies: May 29th to May 30th

Wednesday and Thursday 7:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Red Sox 32-21, 1st Place in the A.L. East, 1 game ahead of the Yankees
Phillies 25-27, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves

Red Sox Probables:  John Lackey (3-4, 2.72), Jon Lester (6-1, 3.34)
Phillies Probables:  Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29), Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.21)

At the Ballpark:  All kids will receive a W.B. Mason collectible Phillies truck at tonight's ballgame.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Chase Utley - .272
Runs:  Domonic Brown and Chase Utley - 21
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown - 11
RBIs:  Domonic Brown - 30
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 9

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 6
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 2.34
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee - 63
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 10

1973 Topps #317, #326, #467 and #424
1973 Topps Flashback:  It's a hodge podge for today's flashback, as I have four players from the 1973 Topps set with connections to both the Phillies and the Red Sox.

Danny Cater began his 12-year Major League career by playing in 60 games with the 1964 Phillies.  He played for four other American League teams between 1965 and 1971 before landing in Boston in 1972.  As a back-up to first baseman Carl Yastrzemski, Cater appeared in 211 games over three seasons with the Red Sox, hitting .262.

Darrell "Bucky" Brandon began his career with parts of three seasons with the Red Sox (1966-1968) and ended his career with three seasons as a middle reliever for the Phillies (1971-1973).  He was actually one of the more dependable relievers for the 1972 team, going 7-7 with a 3.45 ERA.  His seven wins that season were good enough for second place on the team, behind Steve Carlton's 27.

Save for 15 games with the 1974 Pirates, Irish Mike Ryan spent his entire 11-year playing career with the Red Sox (1964-1967) and Phillies (1968-1974).  Known more for his defense, Ryan finished just south of the Mendoza Line with a .193 career average.  Following his playing days, Ryan coached with the Phillies from 1980 until 1995.

Denny Doyle is perhaps best remembered for his role on the 1975 Red Sox squad that eventually lost the World Series to the Reds in seven games.  Doyle came to the Red Sox in a June 1975 trade with the Angels, and he'd hit .310 in 89 games while playing solid defense at second base.  He had a hit in all seven 1975 World Series games.  Doyle began his career with four seasons with the Phillies (1970-1973).


Section 36 said...

I want a Phillies truck!

Jim said...

Me too!