Friday, August 2, 2019

Series Preview - White Sox at Phillies: August 2nd to August 4th

1971 Topps #292
2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #8
Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

White Sox 46-60, 3rd place in the A.L. Central, 19 games behind the Twins
Phillies 57-51, Tied for 2nd place in the N.L. East, 7 games behind the Braves

White Sox Probables:  Ivan Nova (6-9, 5.23), Ross Detwiler (1-1, 6.35), Reynaldo Lopez (5-9, 5.43)
Phillies Probables:  Jason Vargas (6-5, 4.01), Aaron Nola (9-2, 3.72), Drew Smyly (1-0, 0.69)

At the Ballpark:  This is one of my favorite weekends all season at the ballpark, as the Phillies celebrate their annual Alumni Weekend.  On Saturday night, Bobby Abreu will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame, with all fans receiving an Abreu print.  On Sunday, there will be a pre-game 10th anniversary salute to the 2009 National League Champion team and all fans will receive a special photo card pack.  30 players and coaches from the 2009 team are scheduled to appear at the ceremony.

White Sox Leaders
Average:  Yoan Moncada - .301
Runs:  Leury Garcia - 66
Home Runs:  Jose Abreu - 22
RBIs:  Jose Abreu - 74
Stolen Bases:  Tim Anderson - 15

Wins:  Lucas Giolito - 11
ERA:  Lucas Giolito - 3.39
Strikeouts:  Lucas Giolito - 150
Saves:  Alex Colome - 21

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Jean Segura - .285
Runs:  J.T. Realmuto - 65
Home Runs:  Rhys Hoskins - 23
RBIs:  Bryce Harper - 72
Stolen Bases:  Scott Kingery - 8

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 9
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 3.72
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 153
Saves:  Hector Neris - 19


Jim from Downingtown said...

"The Jay of Johnstone", as Harry Kalas referred to him.

While playing right field for the Phillies, Jay once picked a Pirate runner off of FIRST BASE, taking a snap throw from catcher Johnny Oates!

Jim from Downingtown said...

SMH about Abreu on the WoF. (I guess if Mike Lieberthal's there, Abreu can be also.)