Friday, April 22, 2016

Series Preview - Phillies at Brewers: April 22nd to April 24th

Friday 8:10, Saturday 7:10 and Sunday 2:10
Miller Park - Milwaukee, WI

Phillies 7-9, 3rd place in the N.L. East, 4 1/2 games behind the Nationals
Brewers 7-9, 5th place in the N.L. Central, 5 games behind the Cubs

Phillies Probables:  Aaron Nola (0-2, 5.68), Charlie Morton (1-1, 3.86), Jared Eickhoff (1-2, 1.89)
Brewers Probables:  Zach Davies (0-1, 19.29), Chase Anderson (1-1, 2.25), Wily Peralta (0-3, 8.35)

At the Ballpark:  On Sunday afternoon, not only do kids eat free, but they get to run the bases after the game.  According to the Brewers website, the eat free part consists of a voucher for a hot dog, apple slices, ice cream and bottled water.  Not a bad deal at all.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .255
Runs:  Three tied with - 5
Home Runs:  Ryan Howard - 4
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 8
Stolen Bases:  Odubel Herrera - 2

Wins:  Jeanmar Gomez and Vince Velasquez - 2
ERA:  Vince Velasquez - 0.93
Strikeouts:  Vince Velasquez - 29
Saves:  Jeanmar Gomez - 4

Brewers Leaders
Average:  Ryan Braun - .333
Runs:  Scooter Gennett - 11
Home Runs:  Chris Carter - 4
RBIs:  Chris Carter - 13
Stolen Bases:  Keon Broxton and Aaron Hill - 2

Wins:  Jimmy Nelson - 3
ERA:  Chase Anderson - 2.25
Strikeouts:  Jimmy Nelson - 19
Saves:  Jeremy Jeffress - 5

1970 Topps #125
1970 Topps #556
1970 Topps Appreciation:  Deron Johnson and Dave Bristol were on the Phillies coaching staff together between 1982 and 1984 for managers Pat Corrales and Paul Owens.  Johnson coached first while Bristol coached over at third.  Johnson was let go following the 1984 season, and Bristol stuck around for one more season.  He came back briefly as a coach again in 1988.

In 1970, Johnson was in his second full season with the Phillies and his first full season as their starting first baseman.  He'd hit .256 that season with 27 home runs and 93 RBIs, with both marks leading the team by far.  Johnson would stay with the Phillies until May 1973 when he was traded to the A's where he'd contribute to Oakland's World Series run.

Bristol never actually managed the Pilots.  The Seattle Pilots played their first and last season in 1969 under manager Joe Schultz.  In the spring of 1970, Bristol took over with the Pilots ownership group actively looking for a buyer to save the cash-strapped franchise.  With just a week to go before opening day in 1970, the team was sold to Milwaukee car dealer Allan "Bud" Selig.  Selig moved the team to Milwaukee and the Brewers were born.  Bristol's tenure as the Brewers manager lasted until 30 games into the 1972 season when he was fired.  His record with the club as the first Brewers manager was 144-209.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Johnson is the reason the Philles moved Greg Luzinski to the outfield when he came up.