Friday, April 11, 2014

Marlins at Phillies: April 11th to April 13th

Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Marlins 5-5, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 2 1/2 games behind the Nationals
Phillies 3-6, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 4 games behind the Nationals

Marlins Probables:  Jose Fernandez (2-0, 0.71), Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.46), Henderson Alvarez (0-2, 4.15)
Phillies Probables:  A.J. Burnett (0-1, 3.86), Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.00), Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 3.75)

At the Ballpark:  Sunday afternoon is Kids Opening Day with all kids 14 and under receiving a Ryan Howard commemorative baseball.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Chase Utley - .464
Runs:  Carlos Ruiz - 9
Home Runs:  Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley - 2
RBIs:  Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins - 8
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 5

Wins:  Cliff Lee - 2
ERA:  Kyle Kendrick - 3.75
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 23
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 1

1988 Topps #468
1988 Topps Appreciation:  Obviously there are no Marlins cards in the 1988 Topps set, as the franchise was still five years away from making its debut.  However, I thought this would be a good opportunity to feature the card of former Phillies (and former Marlins) catcher Darren Daulton.

Dutch played in parts of 14 seasons with the Phillies before being unceremoniously traded to the Marlins in July 1997 for outfielder Billy McMillon.  He'd help stabilize the Marlins clubhouse and he'd help lead them (along with fellow former Phillie Jim Eisenreich) to their first World Series title.  Daulton went only 1 for 4 in the N.L.C.S. against the Braves, but he came alive in the World Series against the Indians when he hit .389 (7 for 18) with a home run and two doubles.  After securing his ring and winning the N.L. Comeback Player of the Year, Dutch retired and began speaking to lizards.


Jim from Downingtown said...

The Miami Marlins were the Phillies' AAA team from 1956-58, and featured future big-leaguers Turk Farrell (56), Don Cardwell (56, 58), Ed Bouchee (56), Jim Owens (56), Dallas Green (57, 58), Whitey Herzog (57), and Satchel Paige (56-58).

Jim said...

Paige was in the Phillies system at one point? I honestly had no idea and that's a custom card just waiting to happen!

Jim from Downingtown said...

Yes, I checked their minor-league affiliates in

I'm sure he was just minor-league fodder (like Crash Davis in Bull Durham [which I watched last night]), because it was several years after he last played in the majors.

Maybe Miami was just the location where he preferred to be, and not that the Phillies considered him "major-league depth".