Monday, April 11, 2016

Series Preview - Padres at Phillies: April 11th to April 14th

Monday 3:05, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Padres, 4th place in the N.L. West, 2 1/2 games behind the Giants
Phillies, Tied for 3rd place in the N.L. East, 2 games behind the Nationals

Padres Probables:  Andrew Cashner (0-1, 11.25), Robbie Erlin (1-0, 0.00), Colin Rea (0-0, 12.46), Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 3.60)
Phillies Probables:  Aaron Nola (0-0, 1.29), Charlie Morton (0-1, 14.73), Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 3.60), Vince Velasquez (1-0, 0.00)

At the Ballpark:  It's the Phillies home opener today, and the team will enter the field from the outfield bleachers which seems to be their new opening day tradition.  Kane Kalas, son of the late, great Harry Kalas, will sing the national anthem and all fans will receive a commemorative opening day Phillies hat.

It's already Dollar Dog night on Tuesday night and all fans 15 and over will receive an opening night t-shirt.

Padres Leaders
Average:  Yangervis Solarte - .375
Runs:  Jon Jay and Melvin Upton, Jr. - 5
Home Runs:  Matt Kemp - 3
RBIs:  Matt Kemp - 10
Stolen Bases:  4 tied with - 1

Wins:  Robbie Erlin and Drew Pomeranz - 1
ERA:  James Shields - 4.85
Strikeouts:  James Shields - 8
Saves:  N/A

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Cesar Hernandez - .421
Runs:  Peter Bourjos - 3
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 2
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 4
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 1

Wins:  Jeremy Hellickson and Vince Velasquez - 1
ERA:  Vince Velasquez - 0.00
Strikeouts:  Jeremy Hellickson - 11
Saves:  Jeanmar Gomez - 2

1970 Topps #130
1970 Topps #486
1970 Topps Appreciation:  Ollie Brown and Terry Harmon wrapped up their big league careers as teammates on the Phillies from 1974 until 1977.

Brown was the first pick by the Padres in the 1968 expansion draft, selected from the Giants.  He was the Padres starting right fielder in 1970, enjoying probably the best season of his 13-year career. Brown hit .292 that season with career highs in both home runs (23) and RBIs (89).  He came to the Phillies in June 1974 as a waiver claim from the Astros.  In parts of four seasons with the club, Brown hit .264 over 272 games, with 16 home runs and 82 RBIs.

Harmon played his entire 10-year career with the Phillies.  A career bench player, he appeared in 71 games for the 1970 Phillies, hitting .248.  Harmon appeared in every Topps set from 1969 and 1978, with every single photo used for his ten Topps baseball cards being a posed, non-action shot.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...


Terry Harmon, Mike Schmidt, and Larry Christensen are the only players with a 10+ year career to play their entire career with the Phillies. (Rollins almost made it!)