Friday, September 29, 2017

Series Preview - Mets at Phillies: September 29th to October 1st

Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 3:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Mets 69-90, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 27 games behind the Nationals
Phillies 64-95, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 32 games behind the Nationals

Mets Probables:  Matt Harvey (5-6, 6.60), Seth Lugo (7-5, 4.72), TBD
Phillies Probables:  Ben Lively (3-7, 4.35), Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 3.60), Nick Pivetta (7-10, 6.26)

At the Ballpark:  It's Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday with all fans receiving a 2018 Schedule Fathead (with Rhys Hoskins featured prominently) and all kids receiving a Phillies "Phun" Spinner.  The Phun Spinner looks an awful lot like a Fidget Spinner.

Mets Leaders
Average:  Asdrubal Cabrera - .273
Runs:  Jose Reyes - 73
Home Runs:  Jay Bruce* - 29
RBIs:  Jay Bruce* - 75
Stolen Bases:  Jose Reyes - 24

Wins:  Jacob deGrom - 15
ERA:  Jacob deGrom - 3.53
Strikeouts:  Jacob deGrom - 239
Saves:  Addison Reed^ - 19

*Now with the Indians
^Now with the Red Sox

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Cesar Hernandez - .291
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 82
Home Runs:  Tommy Joseph - 22
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 70
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 15

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 12
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 3.54
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 184
Saves:  Hector Neris - 26

1982 Topps Traded #28T
2005 Topps All-Time
Fan Favorites #115
2005 Topps Retired Signature
Autographs #TA-BD
1982 Topps Appreciation:  And that's it for these 2017 series preview posts!  I'll have one last overall 1982 Topps-related post coming soon to tally all the Phillies and ex-Phillies appearing in the 1982 Topps set.  To cap my look back at this set, I wanted to feature my favorite card from the set (technically from the Traded set) - the Bob Dernier stand-alone rookie card.  I was beyond excited to originally add this card to my collection, in spite of the blurry, washed out picture of Bobby D.

Presented here is the original Dernier card from the 1982 Topps Traded set, an inferior re-do from the 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites set (wrong colors, wrong font and he never played third base) and a card from the 2005 Topps Retired Signature set that gives us a slightly better look at the original photo.


Anonymous said...

Battle of the lame duck managers!!!

Jim said...

It all comes down to this afternoon as to who wins this series! Feel the excitement!