July 14, 2007
Rollins, ss; Victorino, rf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Burrell, lf; Helms, 3b; Ruiz, c; Hamels, p.
Fans were allowed on the field to take close up photos of the players from 2:05 to 2:35. Because of the event, both teams took batting practice in the indoor cages.
Greg Dobbs will wear the in-game microphone this afternoon. Jose Mesa will introduce the Phillies lineup at the beginning of the game and pitching coach Rich Dubee will be a live in-game interview.
Standing room tickets for today’s game went on sale at 9 this morning and were all gone by 2 this afternoon. Less than 5,000 tickets remain for tomorrow night’s series finale. The ESPN Sunday Night telecast tomorrow has a special 6:05 start. Ashburn Alley opens at 3:35 tomorrow afternoon; other gates, one hour later.
Chase Utley is hitting .492 in his last 16 home games . . . Shane Victorino hasn’t been caught stealing (26 consecutive) since April 12 . . . Phillies are 37-10 in Sunday games in the history of Citizens Bank Park . . . Since the park opened in 2004, the Phillies overall record is 303-271.
Hall of Fame Visitor
Steve Carlton was a visitor at Citizens Bank Park last night, dining with some of the suite holders. He, along with Mike Schmidt and Robin Roberts will be back for the Phillies Wall of Fame induction ceremonies (August 10) and Phillies Alumni Night (August 11). More on those events will be posted here next week.