Monday, May 28, 2018

Series Preview - Phillies at Dodgers: May28th to May 31st

1978 Topps #161
1978 Topps #440
Monday 8:10, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:10, Thursday 7:35
Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

Phillies 29-21, 2nd place in the N.L. East, 1/2 game behind the Braves
Dodgers 24-28, 4th place in the N.L. West, 3 1/2 games behind the Rockies

Phillies Probables:  Vince Velasquez (4-5, 4.18), Jake Arrieta (4-2, 2.45), Zach Eflin (1-1, 3.27), Aaron Nola (6-2, 2.27)
Dodgers Probables:  Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.72), Kenta Maeda (4-3, 3.38), Ross Stripling (2-1, 1.74), Clayton Kershaw (1-4, 2.86)

At the Ballpark:  Fans will receive a Dodgers Memorial Day apron tonight and a Chris Taylor bobble head on Wednesday night.

Dodgers Leaders
Average:  Matt Kemp - .333
Runs:  Chris Taylor - 36
Home Runs:  Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal - 8
RBIs:  Yasmani Grandal - 28
Stolen Bases:  Yasiel Puig - 5

Wins:  Kenta Maeda - 4
ERA:  Alex Wood - 3.75
Strikeouts:  Kenta Maeda - 66
Saves:  Kenley Jansen - 11

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .331
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 35
Home Runs:  Carlos Santana - 9
RBIs:  Carlos Santana - 32
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 9

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 6
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 2.27
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola and Nick Pivetta - 67
Saves:  Hector Neris - 9


Steve F. said...

Davey Lopes had one of the fullest mustaches of the 1970s, anywhere--and that's saying something.

He had a number of Phillies team issue and Chachi cards, but as far as I know, he would be in your Phillies card collection on a Topps product just twice--can you name them?

Steve F. said...

9 days later, crickets....

Well, in case anyone is reading this, the answer is:

1) 1978 Topps 412, "NL Championships: Dodgers Overpower Phillies in Four" card, where he is shown (as a Dodger) hitting and Tim McCarver (as a Phillie) is shown behind the plate

2) 2009 Topps Heritage 466 (a short print), "Philadelphia Phillies Coaches", where he is shown with Rich Dubee and Milt Thompson.

Jim said...

For some reason, I've stopped getting e-mail notifications when there's a new comment so I just saw this.

And I can verify those are his only two "mainstream" Phillies cards!

Steve in Philly said...

He was the Phillies’ best first base coach ever, at least from the perspective of highest percentage of bases successfully stolen.

Steve in Philly said...

Strangely, I’m logged in to different accounts (Wordpress vs Google) on my phone and PC—but it’s the same Steve.