Thursday, April 18, 2019

Series Preview - Phillies at Rockies: April 18th to April 21st

2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #7
2019 Chachi Fan Favorites #3
Thursday and Friday 8:40, Saturday 8:10 and Sunday 3:10
Coors Field - Denver, CO

Phillies 11-6, 1st place in the N.L. East, 1 1/2 game ahead of the Mets
Rockies 6-12, 5th place in the N.L. West, 5 games behind the Dodgers

Phillies Probables:  Zach Eflin (2-1, 3.94), Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.25), Aaron Nola (1-0, 7.45), Jerad Eickhoff (0-0, 0.00)
Rockies Probables:  Kyle Freeland (1-3, 5.40), German Marquez (2-1, 2.00), Antonio Senzatela (1-0, 1.35), Jon Gray (1-3, 3.42)

At the Ballpark:  Had we planned appropriately, I would have loved to have flown to Denver for this series or at least part of it.  And had we been there, we would have been four of the first 20,000 fans on Saturday night to receive a Rockies tote bag.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Jean Segura - .328
Runs:  Andrew McCutchen - 16
Home Runs:  Maikel Franco - 6
RBIs:  Maikel Franco - 18
Stolen Bases:  Cesar Hernandez - 2

Wins:  Jake Arrieta - 3
ERA:  Jake Arrieta - 2.25
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 19
Saves:  Hector Neris - 2

Rockies Leaders
Average:  Nolan Arenado - .264
Runs:  Trevor Story - 11
Home Runs:  Trevor Story - 4
RBIs:  Nolan Arenado - 12
Stolen Bases:  Trevor Story - 4

Wins:  German Marquez - 2
ERA:  German Marquez - 2.00
Strikeouts:  Jon Gray and German Marquez - 25
Saves:  Wade Davis - 1

1971 Topps Missing Links:  Outfielder Joe Lis had to share his 1971 Topps card with fellow "Rookie Star" Willie Montanez, and I wanted to give him his own solo card.  (I also made a solo card for Montanez to be featured in a future post.)  Lis had already shared his 1970 Topps card with Scott Reid and despite playing in 134 games with the Phillies between 1970 and 1972, he never received his own card with the club.  He does appear on his own in the 1974 (Twins), 1975 (Indians) and 1977 (Mariners) Topps sets.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

I have no recollection of Joe Lis being with the Phillies for an extended period of time back then, which is surprising, because I followed them pretty closely from 1967-81. (I remember Lis only as a cup-of-coffee guy with the Phillies.)

Roger Freed, Mike Anderson, Byron Browne, Ron Stone, Oscar Gamble, Bill Robinson, Larry Hisle, Johnny Briggs? All yes, but not Lis.