Phillies ’08 Champion to throw out first pitch for Game 3
The Philadelphia Phillies dropped Game 2 on Wednesday night, pushing the series to 1-1 with the next two games back in Philadelphia.
Friday night marks over 11 years since the last playoff baseball game at Citizens Bank Park, and both games (Friday and Saturday) are already predicted to be completely sold out.
Just announced on 97.5, former Phillies CF Shane Victorino is set to throw out the first pitch ahead of Game 3 vs. Atlanta.
Victorino played 8 seasons in Philadelphia, slashing .279/.345/.439 in that time. He hit .293 during the 2008 season, logging 14 HRs, 58 RBIs, 8 triples, and 36 stolen bases.
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2008 NLCS Game Four
A play often forgotten about in Phils history is the Shane Victorino in the top half of the 8th. Phillies down two runs, Victorino ties it. Matt Stairs then comes to the plate and “rips one into the night”. If Victorino never goes yard, that Stairs HR doesn’t mean much.
Up Next for the Phillies
It’ll be Aaron Nola vs Charlie Morton on Friday at 4:35. Get to the stadium early, and get ready to get loud. The Bank is going to be ROCKIN.