Monday, August 25, 2014

Nationals at Phillies: August 25th to August 27th

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

Nationals 75-54, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 8 games ahead of the Braves
Phillies 58-72, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 17 1/2 games behind the Nationals

Nationals Probables:  Tanner Roark (12-7, 2.80), Gio Gonzalez (6-9, 3.83), Doug Fister (12-4, 2.38)
Phillies Probables:  A.J. Burnett (6-14, 4.42), Cole Hamels (7-6, 2.53), Kyle Kendrick (6-11, 4.93)

At the Ballpark:  There are theme nights during this series requiring special tickets, but no actual give-aways.  The Philadelphia based Taney Dragons Little League team will be honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to Wednesday night's game.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Ben Revere - .314
Runs:  Jimmy Rollins - 70
Home Runs:  Marlon Byrd - 23
1988 Topps #251
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 80
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 38

Wins:  Cole Hamels - 7
ERA:  Cole Hamels - 2.53
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 153
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 31

1988 Topps Appreciation:  No offense to current Rays third base coach Tom Foley, but this isn't really a very exciting entrant into the 1988 Topps Appreciation series.  Foley played the bulk of his 13-year career with the Expos, appearing in 661 games with the club between 1986 and 1992.  He arrived in Montreal via a trade with the Phillies, with the Phils sending Foley and Lary Sorensen to the Expos for Skeeter Barnes and Dan Schatzeder on July 24, 1986.

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