Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kent Tekulve got the save in game 1 of the 1978 season as he induced a game ending double play with the bases loaded and the Pirates clinging to a 5-4 lead.  Dave Parker hit a homerun and Rennie Stennett had 3 hits to help the Pirates win the season opener 5-4 against their rival Cubs.  John Candelaria went a shaky 7 innings to pickup the win.  Rick Reuschel suffered the loss.  The Cubbies took game 2 as they pounded the Pirates ace Bert Blyleven winning 10-6.  Dave Kingman had 4 rbi's including his first homerun of the season.  Ray Burris got the win despite allowing 6 runs.  The Pirates took game 3 with a score of 6-1 as Jerry Reuss pitched 7 strong innings only allowing 1 run to pickup the win.  Woodie Fryman didn't last long as he allowed 6 runs in 4 innings.  The Pirates hit .317 in the series but only hit 1 homerun.  The Pirates travel to St. Louis while the Cubs visit the Mets at Shea.

Apr 7, 1978                   1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9      R  H  E                                                                                      
1978 Chicago (N) 0-1          3 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0      4  9  0                                                                                      
1978 Pittsburgh 1-0           0 0 0   2 0 3   0 0 -      5 11  1                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                      
Chicago (N)    AB  R  H BI  W  K   Avg    Pittsburgh     AB  R  H BI  W  K   Avg                                                                      
DeJesus SS      5  1  2  0  0  1  .400    Taveras SS      4  0  0  0  0  1  .000                                                                      
Clines CF       4  1  1  1  0  0  .250    Moreno CF       4  1  1  0  0  0  .250                                                                      
 Gross,G PH     1  0  1  0  0  0 1.000    Parker, D RF    4  2  2  1  0  0  .500                                                                      
Buckner 1B      4  0  1  0  1  0  .250    Robinson,B LF   4  1  2  2  0  1  .500                                                                      
Murcer RF       4  1  0  0  1  0  .000    Stargell 1B     3  0  1  0  1  0  .333                                                                      
Kingman LF      3  0  1  0  1  0  .333    Stennett 2B     4  1  3  1  0  0  .750                                                                      
Ontiveros 3B    3  0  1  2  1  0  .333    Ott C           2  0  0  1  0  0  .000                                                                      
 Scott,R PR-3B  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    Gonzalez,F 3B   3  0  1  0  0  0  .333                                                                      
Trillo 2B       4  1  1  0  0  0  .250    Candelaria P    1  0  1  0  0  0 1.000                                                                      
Rader C         4  0  0  0  0  1  .000     Brye PH        1  0  0  0  0  0  .000                                                                      
Reuschel,R P    2  0  0  1  0  1  .000     Whitson P      0  0  0  0  0  0  .000                                                                      
 Biittner PH    1  0  1  0  0  0 1.000     Tekulve P      0  0  0  0  0  0  .000                                                                      
 Kelleher PR    0  0  0  0  0  0  .000                   30  5 11  5  1  2  .367                                                                      
               35  4  9  4  4  3  .257                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                      
Chicago (N)                    IP  H  R ER  W  K   Ct   S   B    ERA  BF                                                                              
Reuschel,R L(0-1)             8.0 11  5  5  1  2  112  77  35   5.63  33                                                                              
                              8.0 11  5  5  1  2  112  77  35   5.63  33                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                      
Pittsburgh                     IP  H  R ER  W  K   Ct   S   B    ERA  BF                                                                              
Candelaria W(1-0)             7.0  7  4  4  2  1  110  75  35   5.14  31                                                                              
 Whitson H(1)                 1.1  2  0  0  1  2   27  19   8   0.00   7                                                                              
 Tekulve S(1)                 0.2  0  0  0  1  0   10   4   6   0.00   2                                                                              
                              9.0  9  4  4  4  3  147  98  49   4.00  40  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Baltimore Spoils Brewers Opener: 2-1

Apr. 7th, 1978:

Game1: Baltimore 5 Milwaukee 11
Eddie Murray scorches the Brew
Crew as he hits .462 for the series
County Stadium hosted a slugfest as the Brewers opened up their season with an 11-5 win over division rival Baltimore.  This game saw a combined 26 hits and 4 home runs (2 by O's Eddie Murray and 1 apiece by Brewers Gorman Thomas and Don Money).  Jerry Augustine went 7 innings to get the Brew Crews first win of the season.
Apr. 8th, 1978:
Game1: Baltimore 4 Milwaukee 3
The Orioles got revenge in another slugfest (20 combined hits)  receiving home runs from Ken Singleton, Al Bumbry and Doug DeCinces to nip the Brewers 4-3 in game 2.  Dennis Martinez struck out 8 Milwaukee batters to earn his first win of the season.  Moose Haas struck out 8 Orioles in a losing effort.
Apr. 9th, 1978:
Game1: Baltimore 4 Milwaukee 2
Baltimore captures the deciding game of the series behind the bat of Eddie Murray (hitting .462 for the series) and the strong arm of Scott McGregor.  McGregor threw a gem of a game, going the distance, and allowing only 2 earned runs.  Milwaukee's only shining moment came off a 358 ft. rocket from newly acquired Brewer Larry Hisle (his 1st homer of the year).

OPENING DAY!

Week 1 disk due Monday Feb. 4th
Here is the week 1 disk for the 1978 season. Please begin play. Home team owners please contact your opponents to set up head to head play. You can check the MEMBERS link to see if your opponent plays HtoH. Don't forget that we are using ACTUAL game day lineups and pitching rotations. The PLAY GAMES PROTOCAL link will show you how to load your lineups for game play.

I sent the disk out early to give everyone some extended time to play their games for week 1. I know some owners are out of town until midweek, so, don't panic if you don't receive an immediate response to your game play (HtoH). Any other questions? Just ask. --The commish

Sunday, January 27, 2013

78 Pirates Preview

The Pirates were led in 1978 by none other than the cobra Dave Parker.  The cobra won the batting title in 1978 and he hopes to accomplish that in Araig.  The Buccos were known as lumber and lightening as Omar Moreno led both leagues in stolen bases with 71.  Willie Stargell slugged 28 homeruns in only 390 at-bats in an injury plagued season.  The Pirates also had other base stealers besides Moreno with Taveras and Garner swiping a few.  Chuck Tanner loved to run and employ the hit and run and Araig can expect more of the same from me.  The ace of the pitching staff was Bert Blyleven who won 14 games and posted a 3.03 era.  Don Robinson also won 14 games.  Kent Tekulve was once again the closer as he saved 31 games.  The Pirates figure to contend this year just like they did in Araig 77 and hopefully reach the World Series again.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

HOW IT WENT DOWN
The 1978 Major League Baseball season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their second consecutive World Series, and 22nd overall, in a rematch of the prior season's Fall Classic. The Yankees overcame clubhouse turmoil, a mid-season managerial change, and a 14-game mid-July deficit in the American League East en route to the championship.