Three More Home Games

Hard to believe, but we’re down to the final three home games of the regular season.  And, it might well be the final three home games period.

The first-place Nationals, battling with the Reds for the best record in the NL and a home field advantage, play the Phillies in the three games, all at 7:05 p.m.  It starts tonight.

Wednesday’s game will also be televised on the MLB Network.

Phillies have a 7-5 edge on the Nationals, including 4-2 at Citizens Bank Park.  Two teams end the season next week in DC.

Washington has the stingiest ERA in the league, 3.27 and lowest batting average against, .236. (Phillies are hitting .237 vs. them).  They also lead the majors in run differential, having out-scored their opponents by 142 runs.

Phillies continue to lead the majors in attendance, one of four NL teams over 3 million.

Injury Front

SS Freddy Galvis will spend some time at the FIL and then play winter ball in his home country, Venezuela.

RHR Michael Stutes is throwing and should be ready for spring training.

RHS Vance Worley had surgery to remove a bone spur and chips from his right elbow, has begun rehab and should also be ready for spring training.

RHR Dave Herndon is recuperating from Tommy John surgery and won’t be ready for spring training.

AFL

Two weeks from today the Arizona Fall League begins play.  That season ends November 15.

Dusty Wathan, who managed the Reading Phillies, will pilot the Peoria club that will include seven Phillies prospects: **Relief pitchers Jay Johnson, Tyler Knigge, Colby Shreve, Kyle Simon. **Catcher Tommy Joseph. **Third baseman Cody Ashe. **Outfielder Zach Collier.

Phillies will scout every game in the AFL.

Phlashback

September 25, 1955: CF Richie Ashburn is hitless in seven at-bats in a season-ending doubleheader in the Polo Grounds but easily wins his first batting title (.338).

Check out www.phillies.com/alumni for more phlashback moments.

 

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