Monday, August 8, 2016

Series Preview - Phillies at Dodgers: August 8th to August 10th

Monday and Tuesday 10:10, Wednesday 3:10
Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

Phillies 52-61, 4th place in the N.L. East, 15 games behind the Nationals
Dodgers 62-49, 2nd place in the N.L. West, 1 game behind the Giants

Phillies Probables:  Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.77), Vince Velasquez (8-3, 3.33), Jeremy Hellickson (9-7, 3.72)
Dodgers Probables:  Julio Urias (1-2, 4.98), Kenta Maeda (10-7, 3.22), Scott Kazmir (9-5, 4.51)

At the Ballpark:  The Dodgers are giving away a set of retired numbers pins this season, and Jackie Robinson's #42 is the pin being given away at tonight's game.  On Tuesday, all fans will receive a Howie Kendrick bobble head.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Cesar Hernandez - .290
Runs:  Odubel Herrera - 60
Home Runs:  Maikel Franco - 20
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 66
Stolen Bases:  Odubel Herrera - 17

Wins:  Jeremy Hellickson - 9
ERA:  Jeremy Hellickson - 3.72
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 121
Saves:  Jeanmar Gomez - 29

Dodgers Leaders
Average:  Corey Seager - .300
Runs:  Corey Seager - 71
Home Runs:  Justin Turner - 20
RBIs:  Justin Turner - 65
Stolen Bases:  Howie Kenrick - 7

Wins:  Clayton Kershaw - 11
ERA:  Clayton Kershaw - 1.79
Strikeouts:  Clayton Kershaw - 145
Saves:  Kenley Jansen - 34
1970 Topps #174
1970 Topps Appreciation:  I first wrote about Ted Sizemore way back in 2012 as part of a series preview post with the Dodgers.
Sizemore started his 12-year career with the Dodgers in 1969, winning the National League Rookie of the Year award.  Following the 1970 season, he was traded to the Cardinals (for Dick Allen) where he spent five seasons before coming back to the Dodgers for the 1976 season.  He served as the Phillies primary second baseman in 1977 and 1978 before getting shipped to the Cubs as part of the blockbuster deal that netted Manny Trillo for the Phils.  In his two years with the club, Sizemore hit .256 in 260 games.  The highlight of his time in Philly is perhaps his .385 average in the 1978 N.L.C.S. against the Dodgers.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Sizemore began his career as a catcher.

Those Dodgers really liked to mix things up!
Ted Sizemore - C turned 2B
Steve Garvey - 3B turned 1B
Bill Sudakis - 3B turned catcher
Bill Russell - OF turned SS
Bobby Valentine - SS turned outfielder

Also Jim Lefebvre and Ron Fairly constantly moving between positions.