Thursday, June 2, 2016

Series Preview - Brewers at Phillies: June 2nd through June 4th

Thursday and Friday 7:05, Saturday 3:05 and Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Brewers 24-29, 4th place in the N.L. Central, 13 games behind the Cubs
Phillies 26-27, 4th place in the N.L. East, 6 1/2 games behind the Nationals

Brewers Probables:  Chase Anderson (2-6, 5.00), Jimmy Nelson (5-3, 2.88), Junior Guerra (3-1, 3.47), Wily Peralta (3-6, 6.51)
Phillies Probables:  Jared Eickhoff (2-7, 4.07), Vince Velasquez (5-2, 3.63), Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 3.68), Aaron Nola (4-4, 2.88)

At the Ballpark:  It's a Dollar Dog night tonight, but I'm particularly excited about Friday night's game.  Friday night is 1970s Retro Night and the Phillies will turn back the clock to 1976 with retro uniforms and pillbox caps.  All fans will also receive a commemorative Phillies retro print.

On Saturday, all kids will receive an Aaron Nola t-shirt and all fans will receive Phillies retro socks on Sunday afternoon.  Quite a good promotional schedule for this weekend series with the Brewers.

Brewers Leaders
Average:  Ryan Braun - .352
Runs:  Jonathan Lucroy and Jonathan Villar - 28
Home Runs:  Chris Carter - 13
RBIs:  Ryan Braun and Chris Carter - 32
Stolen Bases:  Jonathan Villar - 19

Wins:  Jimmy Nelson - 5
ERA:  Jimmy Nelson - 2.88
Strikeouts:  Jimmy Nelson - 59
Saves:  Jeremy Jeffress - 13

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .319
Runs:  Odubel Herrera - 28
Home Runs:  Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard - 8
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 28
Stolen Bases:  Odubel Herrera - 6

Wins:  Vince Velasquez - 5
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 2.88
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 76
Saves:  Jeanmar Gomez - 17

1970 Topps #149
1970 Topps #645
1970 Topps Appreciation:  On Halloween 1972, the Phillies traded Don Money, Billy Champion and John Vukovich to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ken Brett, Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders and Earl Stephenson.  I detailed this trade in a series preview post back in 2013, writing the following:
Only Money went on to have success in Milwaukee, making four All-Star teams and hitting 134 home runs in his 11 seasons with the Brewers.  Champion went 22-19 from 1973 to 1976 and Vuk hit .149 in parts of two seasons with the Brewers. 
On the flip side, Lonborg was the key to the deal for the Phillies.  He helped solidify a pitching rotation that went to the postseason three years in a row from 1976 to 1978. Lonborg won 17 games in 1974 and was an 18-game winner in 1976.  Brett lasted just one season in Philly (13-9, 3.44 ERA in 31 games) before getting dealt to the Pirates for Dave Cash
Sanders received a card in the 1973 Topps set with the Phillies, but the team kept him only a month before flipping him to the Twins in the Cesar Tovar deal.  Stephenson never played for the Phils.


Section 36 said...

Those Socks are Phantastic!

Jim from Downingtown said...

LOL - I remember predicting to myself in early 1972 that Billy Champion would be just behind Steve Carlton in wins that season.

(Bought into the Champion/Lersch/Wilson/Reynolds hype, I guess.)