Monday, April 1, 2013

Phillies at Braves: April 1st to April 4th

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:10
Turner Field - Atlanta, GA

Spring Training Records
Phillies 16-17-1
Braves 20-15

Phillies Probables:  Cole Hamels (3-0, 0.95), Roy Halladay (2-1, 6.06), Cliff Lee (0-1, 4.79)
Braves Probables:  Tim Hudson (2-1, 3.90), Paul Maholm (4-1, 1.53), Kris Medlen (1-2, 7.23)

At the Ballpark:  The first 45,000 fans attending Monday night's season opener will receive Braves foam tomahawks.

Phillies Spring Training Leaders
Average:  Domonic Brown - .356
Runs:  Domonic Brown - 24
Home Runs:  Domonic Brown and Ryan Howard - 7
RBIs:  Domonic Brown and Chase Utley - 17
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 10

Wins:  Cole Hamels - 3
ERA:  Cliff Lee - 4.79
Strikeouts:  Cliff Lee - 24
Saves:  Four pitchers with - 1

1973 Topps #147 and #72
1973 Topps Flashback:  Similar to what I did last year with the 1979 Topps set, I'll try to feature a few Phillies-related cards from the 1973 Topps set in each series preview post that have something to do with the series opponents.

Mike Anderson has no connection with the Braves, but the Phillies traded him to the Cardinals in December 1975 for Ron Reed.  Anderson played in 87 games for the 1973 Phillies, hitting .254 with 9 home runs.  That is one mis-cut card of Anderson's that I have in my collection.  I should probably do something about that.

Reed spent the first 10 years of his career with the Braves (1966-1975) before he was shipped to the Cardinals early in the 1975 season.  Used as a starting pitcher for the Braves and Cardinals, the Phillies converted Reed to a reliever and he enjoyed a successful eight year run (1976-1983) with the club.  His 90 saves with the Phillies place him sixth on the team's all-time saves list.


Section 36 said...

Love this year's stickers!

Jim said...

Thanks! The Sox "sticker" turned out particularly well.