Monday, August 26, 2019

Series Preview - Pirates at Phillies: August 26th to August 28th

1971 Topps #212
2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #6
Monday and Tuesday 7:05, Wednesday 6:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Pirates 55-75, 5th place in the N.L. Central, 16 1/2 games behind the Cardinals
Phillies 67-62, 3rd place in the N.L. East, 11 1/2 games behind the Braves

Pirates Probables:  Joe Musgrove (8-12, 4.74), Steven Brault (3-3, 3.98), Mitch Keller (1-2, 7.24)
Phillies Probables:  Jason Vargas (0-1, 3.91), Drew Smyly (1-1, 4.73), Vince Velasquez (5-7, 4.93)

At the Ballpark:  No giveaways are planned, but it would be great if the Phillies could go ahead and sweep the last place Pirates.

Pirates Leaders
Average:  Bryan Reynolds - .328
Runs:  Starling Marte - 87
Home Runs:  Josh Bell - 32
RBIs:  Josh Bell - 103
Stolen Bases:  Starling Marte - 24

Wins:  Joe Musgrove - 8
ERA:  Joe Musgrove - 4.74
Strikeouts:  Chris Archer - 143
Saves:  Felipe Vazquez - 23

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Jean Segura - .287
Runs:  Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto - 77
Home Runs:  Bryce Harper - 27
RBIs:  Bryce Harper - 92
Stolen Bases:  Scott Kingery - 10

Wins:  Aaron Nola - 12
ERA:  Aaron Nola - 3.53
Strikeouts:  Aaron Nola - 187
Saves:  Hector Neris - 23

1971 Topps Missing Links:  Primarily a catcher, Pete Koegel appeared in 53 games for the Phillies in 1971 and 1972, hitting .173.  While he's in the 1971 Topps set on a high-number, multi-player Rookie Stars card (with Bobby Brooks and Scott Northey) that card features him with the Brewers.  Koegel came to the Phillies on April 22, 1971 in the deal that sent Johnny Briggs to Milwaukee.

Koegel's first Phillies card came in the 1972 Topps set, again on a multi-player Rookie Stars card, this time sharing space with Mike Anderson and Wayne Twitchell.  His only solo Phillies card can be found within the team-issued 1972 photo card set.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

I know I was following the Phillies closely in 1971, because that was their first season in Veterans Stadium.

But I have no recollection of Pete Koegel being on the 1971 team ( because I remember thinking "Who is this guy?" when I got the 1972 Phillies Rookies card in '72.

Nor do I recall Joe Lis being on that '71 team for any length of time. (And I only vaguely remember Bob Pfeil as a Phillie.)