Monday, May 1, 2017

Series Preview - Phillies at Cubs: May 1st to May 4th

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:05 and Thursday 2:20
Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL

Phillies 11-12, Tied for 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 5 games behind the Nationals
Cubs 13-11, 1st Place in the N.L. Central, 1 game ahead of the Brewers and Cardinals

Phillies Probables:  Vince Velasquez (1-2, 6.33), Jeremy Hellickson (4-0, 1.80), Jerad Eickhoff (0-2, 3.56), Zach Eflin (0-0, 1.89)
Cubs Probables:  Brett Anderson (2-0, 3.54), Jon Lester (0-1, 3.68), Jake Arrieta (3-1, 4.66), John Lackey (2-3, 5.10)

At the Ballpark:  I double checked the Cubs' website, and there's not a single give-away or promotion for this four-game series with the Phillies.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Cesar Hernandez - .323
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 20
Home Runs:  Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez - 4
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 21
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera - 3

Wins:  Jeremy Hellickson - 4
ERA:  Jeremy Hellickson - 1.80
Strikeouts:  Jerad Eickhoff - 28
Saves:  Hector Neris - 3

Cubs Leaders
Average:  Kris Bryant - .289
Runs:  Kris Bryant - 18
Home Runs:  Anthony Rizzo - 6
RBIs:  Anthony Rizzo - 17
Stolen Bases:  Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo - 4

Wins:  Jake Arrieta - 3
ERA:  Jon Lester - 3.68
Strikeouts:  Jake Arrieta - 34
Saves:  Wade Davis - 6
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1982 Topps Appreciation:  Here's a before and after look at the Phillies-Cubs trade from December 8, 1981 that sent Dan Larson, Keith Moreland and Dickie Noles to Chicago in exchange for pitcher Mike Krukow.

Moreland would eventually assume the Cubs' starting catcher position, finding the greatest success of his 12-year career in Chicago.  In 1982, he hit .261 with 15 home runs and 68 RBIs while splitting time behind the plate with Jody Davis.  Noles was moved into the starting pitching rotation in 1982, going 10-13 with a 4.42 ERA.  Moreland saw postseason action with the Cubs in 1984, while Noles missed out, having been traded to the Rangers that July.

Krukow pitched just one season in Philadelphia, going 13-11 with a 3.12 ERA in 33 starts.  The Phils finished in second place in 1982, thanks in part to strong pitching from Steve Carlton, Larry Christenson, Krukow and Dick Ruthven.  Following the season, he was on the move again as the Phils traded him to the Giants (with C.L. Penigar and Mark Davis) for Al Holland and Joe Morgan.


Mark Hoyle said...

Goodluck to the Phils The Cubs and Bosox series was a lot of fun

Section 36 said...

There isn't even a Star Wars Night promotion? How odd is that?