Friday, April 12, 2013

Phillies at Marlins: April 12th to April 14th

Friday and Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:10
Marlins Park - Miami, FL

Phillies 4-5, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 4 games behind the Braves
Marlins 1-8, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 7 games behind the Braves

Phillies Probables:  John Lannan (0-0, 3.86), Cole Hamels (0-2, 10.97), Roy Halladay (0-2, 14.73)
Marlins Probables:  Ricky Nolasco (0-1, 3.97), Jose Fernandez (0-0, 1.80), Kevin Slowey (0-2, 2.19)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is Dominican Heritage night at Marlins Park with special pre-game festivities and other perks for those fans with tickets in one of the Dominican Heritage sections at the ballpark.  There will also be a post game fireworks show.  On Sunday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a 2013 Marlins calendar.  (I wonder if the calendar starts in January or April?)

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Michael Young - .375
Runs:  Chase Utley - 7
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown and Chase Utley - 2
RBIs:  Chase Utley - 9
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 4

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 2
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 1.08
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 14
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 1

1973 Topps #271
1973 Topps Flashback:  The Marlins didn't play their first game until 1993, but I did find an appropriate subject for this flashback.  Former Phillie Tommy Hutton has been broadcasting Marlins games since the 1997 season.  Prior to joining the Marlins, he spent time as a broadcaster with the Expos (1982-1986), Yankees (1987-1989) and Blue Jays (1990-1996).  Given the Marlins woeful state these days, I wonder if he's daydreamed at all this season about once again calling the games for the Nationals, Yankees or Blue Jays.
I've already featured this card way back in the blog's infancy, as it's one of my favorite Phillies cards from the 1970s.  When they upgraded the seats at the the Vet to all blue, it was definitely a step in the right direction.  However, I can't help but feel nostalgic whenever I see a picture of the old, original multi-color seats at the Vet.

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