Thursday, September 26, 2013

Phillies at Braves: September 26th to September 29th

Thursday 7:10, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:10 and Sunday 1:35
Turner Field - Atlanta, GA

Phillies 72-86, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 21 games behind the Braves
Braves 93-65, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 9 1/2 games ahead of the Nationals

Phillies Probables:  Tyler Cloyd (2-6, 5.40), Cliff Lee (14-7, 2.93), Ethan Martin (2-4, 6.25), Zach Miner (0-1, 3.08)
Braves Probables:  David Hale (0-0, 0.00), Kris Medlen (14-12, 3.24), Mike Minor (13-8, 3.22), Julio Teheran (13-8, 3.09)

At the Ballpark:  Fan Appreciation Weekend kicks off tonight at Turner Field.  The highlights of the weekend series are fireworks on Friday night and a 2014 Souvenir Schedule Cup give-away on Saturday night.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Chase Utley - .282
Runs:  Chase Utley - 72
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown - 27
RBIs:  Domonic Brown - 82
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins - 22

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 14
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 2.93
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 209
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 29

2013 Chachi Preview #5
1973 Topps Appreciation:  The only Phillies-related card from the 1973 Topps set not to appear in these series preview posts is the Mike Schmidt rookie card.  I did a whole post on that iconic card a few years back, so please go check out that post.  I also took a stab a creating a 1973 Topps solo card for Schmidt, which I posted here.

The card featured here has been sitting in my draft folder since Spring Training when Schmidt served as a guest hitting instructor with the Phils for a few weeks in February.  It's fitting that this card wraps up my season long look back at the 1973 Topps set.

And in case you missed it, I've already chosen the Topps set to use as the basis for my 2014 Chachi set.  Look for Chachi Transactions cards throughout the offseason and the official set will make its debut on opening day.

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