Friday, April 12, 2019

Series Preview - Phillies at Marlins: April 12th to April 14th

2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #11
2019 Chachi Fan Favorites #2
Friday 7:10, Saturday 6:10 and Sunday 1:10
Marlins Park - Miami, FL

Phillies 7-4, 2nd place in the N.L. East, 1/2 game behind the Mets
Marlins 3-10, 5th place in the N.L. East, 5 1/2 games behind the Mets

Phillies Probables:  Jake Arrieta (1-1, 2.77), Zach Eflin (2-0, 0.75), Vince Velasquez (0-0, 3.00)
Marlins Probables:  Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.50), Caleb Smith (0-0, 4.09), Jose Urena (0-3, 9.22)

At the Ballpark:  The first 10,000 fans receive a Marlins bucket hat on Saturday night and there's also a postgame fireworks show.  On Sunday, the first 5,000 kids will receive a pair of Marlins sunglasses.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Odubel Herrera - .317
Runs:  Rhys Hoskins - 11
Home Runs:  Rhys Hoskins - 5
RBIs:  Rhys Hoskins - 15
Stolen Bases:  Bryce Harper and Cesar Hernandez - 1

Wins:  Zach Eflin - 2
ERA:  Zach Eflin - 0.75
Strikeouts:  Zach Eflin and Nick Pivetta - 14
Saves:  Hector Neris and Pat Neshek - 1

Marlins Leaders
Average:  Starlin Castro - .255
Runs:  Starlin Castro - 6
Home Runs:  Jorge Alfaro - 3
RBIs:  Jorge Alfaro - 6
Stolen Bases:  Rosell Herrera - 3

Wins:  Three tied with - 1
ERA:  Trevor Richards - 2.00
Strikeouts:  Trevor Richards - 18
Saves:  Adam Conley and Sergio Romo - 1

1971 Topps Missing Links:  Throughout the season in these series preview posts, I'll be featuring 18 different cards I've created for players and coaches who suited up for the Phillies in 1971 but did not receive a card (or their own card) within the 1971 Topps set.  Coach George Myatt is the first card from this insert set, and Myatt was the team's third base coach under manager Frank Lucchesi from 1970 until both men were relieved of their duties in 1972.  Myatt had been a coach with the club since 1964.

For opponents with no cards in the 1971 Topps set, or where I've run out of representative cards for any given team, I've once again created a Fan Favorites set.  Granted, former pitching coach Rick Kranitz may not be considered a fan favorite in most circles, but I've taken some liberties where cards were needed - especially for some of the expansion teams.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Love the Myatt card!

"Hey stud!"