Thursday, April 5, 2018

Series Preview - Marlins at Phillies: April 5th to April 8th #BeBold

2018 Chachi Fan Favorites #12
2018 Chachi Fan Favorites #13
Thursday 3:05, Saturday 6:05 and Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Marlins 2-4, 4th place in the N.L. East, 2 1/2 games behind the Mets
Phillies 1-4, 5th place in the N.L. East, 3 games behind the Mets

Marlins Probables:  Caleb Smith (0-0, 1.69), Dillon Peters (1-0, 0.00), Trevor Richards (0-1, 10.38)
Phillies Probables:  Nick Pivetta (0-0, 6.75), Vince Velasqeuz (0-1, 13.50), Jake Arrieta (0-0, 0.00)

At the Ballpark:  The Phillies will hold their usual opening day pre-game festivities this afternoon with the team entering the playing field from the outfield stands.  All fans will receive a Phillies knit hat.  All adults on Saturday night will receive a Phillies opening night t-shirt and kids on Sunday will receive a Phillies hooded sweatshirt.

Marlins Leaders
Average:  Cameron Maybin - .364
Runs:  Brian Anderson - 6
Home Runs:  Brian Anderson and Derek Dietrich - 1
RBIs:  Brian Anderson - 6
Stolen Bases:  Cameron Maybin and Miguel Rojas - 1

Wins:  Orisamer Despaigne and Dillon Peters - 1
ERA:  Jarlin Garcia and Dillon Peters - 0.00
Strikeouts:  Jose Urena - 9
Saves:  All tied with - 0

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Rhys Hoskins - .471
Runs:  Carlos Santana - 4
Home Runs:  Three tied with - 3
RBIs:  Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana - 3
Stolen Bases:  Rhys Hoskins - 2

Wins:  Drew Hutchison - 1
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 2.61
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 7
Saves:  All tied with - 0

1978 Topps Appreciation:  I'm trying something different this season and using actual 1978 Topps cards or cards inspired by the 1978 Topps set to lead off each series preview post.  The challenge was figuring out what to do for those teams that didn't exist in 1978, or filling in the gaps when I ran out of actual 1978 Topps cards to use.

I've made a series of Chachi Fan Favorites cards to fill these voids, and these are basically cards of my favorite Phillies players (or Phillies Room Favorites) in the style of 1978 Topps.  First up, and fitting for the home opener, are a pair of players we lost way too soon over the past year.


Anonymous said...

Over 20 years later and the image of Dutch in a Marlins uniform just looks so wrong.

Jim said...

So much wrong . . . the teal and black, the #20, the lack of sleeves . . .

Steve F. said...

Agreed--although at least he got himself a World Series ring for his efforts!