Friday, April 29, 2016

Series Preview - Indians at Phillies: April 29th to May 1st

Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 2:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Indians 10-9, Tied for 3rd place in the A.L. Central, 4 games behind the White Sox
Phillies 12-10, 3rd place in the N.L. East, 2 1/2 games behind the Nationals

Indians Probables:  Corey Kluber (1-3, 4.67), Trevor Bauer (1-0, 4.76), Danny Salazer (2-1, 2.35)
Phillies Probables:  Adam Morgan (0-0, 0.00), Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 4.07), Vince Velasquez (3-1, 1.78)

At the Ballpark:  Sunday afternoon is Mother's Appreciation Day with all women 15 and over receiving a Phillies infinity scarf.  My wife explained to me that an infinity scarf is basically a big loopy scarf without two ends.

Indians Leaders
Average:  Tyler Naquin - .333
Runs:  Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli - 12
Home Runs:  Mike Napoli - 4
RBIs:  Three tied with - 11
Stolen Bases:  Rajai Davis - 6

Wins:  Josh Tomlin - 3
ERA:  Danny Salazer - 2.35
Strikeouts:  Corey Kluber - 29
Saves:  Cody Allen - 7

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera - .292
Runs:  Odubel Herrera - 14
Home Runs:  Maikel Franco - 5
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 14
Stolen Bases:  Odubel Herrera - 4

Wins:  Vince Velasquez - 3
ERA:  Vince Velasquez - 1.78
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 37
Saves:  Jeanmar Gomez - 7

1970 Topps #59
1970 Topps Appreciation:  Dick Ellsworth goes solo for this edition of 1970 Topps Appreciation. Ellsworth pitched just one season for the Phillies, traded to the club in December 1966 from the Cubs for Ray Culp.  He started 21 games for the 1967 Phillies and relieved in another 11 games.  He finished the season with a 6-7 record and a 4.38 ERA, and he was traded after the season to the Red Sox in the deal that brought Mike Ryan to Philadelphia.

1970 was to be Ellsworth's penultimate season in the Majors, splitting time between the Indians and Brewers.  In 43 games that season, all but one in relief, he had a 3-3 record and a 3.79 ERA.


Anonymous said...

If/when the Phillies pick up a player from another team this season, you should make a "variation" that has the hat logo clumsily airbrushed out, as with Dick Ellsworth.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Just don't follow the lead of the 1966 Ellsworth card.

Jim said...

I really like the smudge variation idea, and I guess I could also use a photo that's 3 or 4 years old. I believe that's the top of a Cubs logo peaking up at the bottom and Ellsworth had last pitched with the Cubs in 1966.

And yikes on the 1966 Ellsworth card . . . I won't be using that concept!