Thursday, August 2, 2018

Series Preview - Marlins at Phillies: August 2nd to August 5th

2018 Chachi Fan Favorites #32
2018 Chachi Fan Favorites #33
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Marlins 46-63, Tied for 4th place in the N.L. East, 14 games behind the Phillies
Phillies 59-48, 1st place in the N.L. East, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves

Marlins Probables:  Pablo Lopez (2-2, 5.34), Trevor Richards (3-5, 4.06), Jose Urena (3-10, 4.40), Wei-Yin Chen (3-8, 5.86)
Phillies Probables:  Nick Pivetta (6-9, 4.85), Vince Velasquez (7-8, 4.02), Zach Eflin (7-3, 3.64), Aaron Nola (12-3, 2.35)

At the Ballpark:  This is annually one of the best weekends all season at the ballpark as the Phillies go above and beyond to celebrate their past and bring back as many alumni as possible.  On Friday, Shane Victorino will officially retire in a pre-game ceremony and he'll throw out the first pitch.  Fans will receive a Shane Victorino Big Head Collectible.

On Saturday, Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony and all fans will receive a commemorative print.  There will also be a pre-game wiffle ball tournament featuring members of the 2008 Phillies.

Sunday is the annual Alumni Day and the 2008 Phillies team will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.  All fans will also receive a Brad Lidge bobblehead and the list of returning Phillies alumni is impressive.

Marlins Leaders
Average:  J.T. Realmuto - .308
Runs:  Brian Anderson - 63
Home Runs:  Justin Bour - 16
RBIs:  J.T. Realmuto - 53
Stolen Bases:  Cameron Maybin - 8

Wins:  Caleb Smith - 5
ERA:  Jose Urena - 4.40
Strikeouts:  Jose Urena - 98
Saves:  Kyle Barraclough and Brad Ziegler - 10

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera - .278
Runs:  Cesar Hernandez - 66
Home Runs:  Rhys Hoskins - 21
RBIs:  Rhys Hoskins - 70
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 14

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 12
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 2.35
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 142
Saves:  Seranthony Dominguez - 11


Steve F. said...

Any idea who the uniformed coach in the front row between Thompson and de Armas in the 10th anniversary team photo is? He looks like the only addition to the list you posted.

Jim said...

That's Jerry Martin. He was the interim first base coach while Davey Lopes missed time for cancer treatment.

Steve F. said...

Ah, thanks. I should have known--he had no beer spillage on his pants or jersey. :->