Monday, April 15, 2019

Series Preview - Mets at Phillies: April 15th to April 17th

2019 Chachi Fan Favorites #1
2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #12
Monday and Tuesday 7:05, Wednesday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Mets 9-6, Tied for 2nd place in the N.L. East, 1/2 game behind the Phillies
Phillies 9-5, 1st place in the N.L. East, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves and Mets

Mets Probables:  Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 4.74), Steven Matz (1-0, 1.65), Zack Wheeler (1-1, 7.47)
Phillies Probables:  Aaron Nola (1-0, 6.46), Nick Pivetta (1-1, 9.45), Jake Arrieta (2-1, 2.25)

At the Ballpark:  On Monday night, the Phillies will hold their annual Jackie Robinson Salute and Tuesday night is yet another Dollar Dog Night.  Seniors can stroll the bases after Wednesday afternoon's game.

Mets Leaders
Average:  Jeff McNeil - .383
Runs:  Michael Conforto - 13
Home Runs:  Pete Alonso - 6
RBIs:  Pete Alonso - 17
Stolen Bases:  Keon Broxton - 4

Wins:  Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia - 2
ERA:  Steven Matz - 1.65
Strikeouts:  Jacob deGrom - 36
Saves:  Edwin Diaz - 5

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Jean Segura - .317
Runs:  Rhys Hoskins and Andrew McCutchen - 13
Home Runs:  Rhys Hoskins - 5
RBIs:  Rhys Hoskins - 16
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 2

Wins:  Jake Arrieta and Zach Eflin - 2
ERA:  Jake Arrieta - 2.25
Strikeouts:  Zach Eflin - 18
Saves:  Three tied with - 1

1971 Topps Missing Links:  Bobby Pfeil appeared in 44 games for the 1971 Phillies, hitting a respectable .271 while serving primarily as a pinch-hitter or a late inning defensive replacement.  He played every position that season except pitcher and center field, logging the most time at third base with 15 games.  Pfeil's only two mainstream baseball cards can be found in the 1970 Topps set (with the Mets) and in the 1972 Topps set (with the Red Sox, although he never played a game for Boston).

His sole Phillies baseball card can be found in the team-issued photo card set from 1971.

1 comment:

The Shlabotnik Report said...

I didn't know that Bobby Pfiel played for the Phillies. Nice job on both customs!