Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Mets 14-11, 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
Phillies 13-12, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 4 1/2 games behind the Braves
Mets Probables: Jon Niese (1-2, 2.45), Bartolo Colon (2-3, 4.50)
Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (0-1, 3.00), Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 3.52)
At the Ballpark: It's another Dollar Dog night at the ballpark tonight.
Strikeouts: Cliff Lee - 40
|1988 Topps #355, #655 and #705|
McDowell immediately settled into the closer's role for the Phillies, and he'd go on to save 44 games over 2 1/2 seasons with the club. He and Samuel would actually be teammates for two seasons with the Dodgers in 1991 and 1992.
Dykstra played the last eight seasons of his 12-year career with the Phillies, providing the spark the team needed in 1993 to reach the World Series. He was a two-time All-Star with the Phils, but a bad back shortened his career and he played in his last game in May 1996. Dude has had his share of troubles over the past decade or so, but he's recently resurfaced on local sports talk radio stations. No disrespect but . . . I won't be listening.