Friday, June 21, 2013

Pitching Prevails as Pale Hose Post Pair from Tribe

Game 1 – Rick Waits goes the distance to beat the White Sox 5-1. The Keystone combo of Tom Veryzer (4) and Duane Kuiper (3) banged out 7 hits.

Game 2 – Steve Stone wins his 15th of the season, yielding just 1 run on 4 hits. Lerrin LaGrow got the 27th out and earned his 12th save. Sox will 3-1.

Game 3 – Mike Squires goes 4-for-4 and ChiSox get good pitching again from Ross Baumgarten (2-1) and Jim Willoughby (8) to win 2-1 and take the series.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Royals Reign in Two in ChiTown

Game 1 – Hal McRae’s 473-foot monster shot with a man aboard provided all the offense KC would need. Larry Gura twirled the 4-0 complete-game shutout.

Game 2 – Two Sox errors lead to 3 runs in the Royals 11th as they win 5-2. “The Mad Hungarian” Al Hrabosky (1-5) notches his first W. Clint Hurdle bangs out 4 hits for the victors.


Game 3 – Eric Soderholm accounted for both ChiSox runs in a 2-1 win for the home team. He homered in the 2nd and then his single in the B9 plated Mike Squires with the game winner.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Phillies and Dodgers play 3 one run games.

Game 1: Los Angeles 3 Philadelphia 2
W: Rau (9-11)  L: Ruthven (9-1)
Dodgers led 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th when Hebner got thrown out at the plate by Lee Lacy, and Schmidt grounded out with the bases loaded.

Game 2: Philadelphia 5 Los Angeles 4
W: Brusstar (6-0)  L: Hough (5-3)
Winning run scored in the bottom of the 9th on a sac fly by Bob Boone.

Game 3: Philadelphia 5 Los Angeles 4
W: Lerch (9-7)  L: Hooton (15-4)
Phillies capped a 4 run 7th with a 3 run pinch hit blast by Tim McCarver.  LA scored one in the 9th and had the bases loaded with no outs, but they were only able to score one more run before Tug McGraw got the final out.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Philadelphia wins 3 of 4 against Pittsburgh

Game 1: Philadelphia 8 Pittsburgh 3
W: Brusstar (5-0)  L: Jackson (1-3)
Pirates led 3-2 after 6, but a 3 run 7th and a 3 run homerun by Schmidt in the 8th put the game away for Philadelphia.

Game 2: Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 0
W: Carlton (14-6)  L: Kison (1-2)
Steve Carlton handcuffed the Bucs with a 4-hit shutout.  Larry Bowa drove in both runs with a single in the 5th.

Game 3: Philadelphia 11 Pittsburgh 6
W: Lerch (8-7)  L: Bibby (10-5)
Phillies knocked out Bibby with a 6 run 2nd inning.  Pirates chased Lerch with a 4 run 7th to cut the lead to 8-6, but a base clearing double by Schmidt in the 8th salted it away for the home team.

Game 4: Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 3
W: Robinson (10-10)  L: Christenson (11-8)
Don Robinson held the Philles to 3 hits over 7-1/3, then Kent Tekulve came in and slammed the door to salvage the series finale.

Three CG in Tigers Sweep of ChiSox

Game 1 – Rusty Staub and Jason Thompson hit back-to-back solo shots in the 1st for the Tigers and they didn’t stop there. Eleven runs and 21 hits later, Jack Billingham (9-12) finished off an 11-3 win. Staub ended with 4 hits and 3 RBI.

Game 2 – Steve Kemp doubled with the bases loaded in the 10th. His shot off the wall cleared the bases. The Tigers would need all three as Chicago rallied with a pair in the B10. Jim Slaton (8-13) pulled the iron-man, 10-inning complete game.


Game 3 – Dave Rozema (9-6) made in 3 complete games in a row as Detroit hammers Chicago 8-1. Alan Trammell homered for 1 of his 3 hits and 3 RBI. Ralph Garr smashed 4 hits for the ChiSox.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Atlanta Dismantles Big Red Machine

Cincinnati,

Game 1,

Gary Matthews broke a 1-1 tie in the 9th inning with a solo homerun. Atlanta added another run in the final frame when Bob Horner doubled off the wall to score Gary Nolan. Craig Skok gets the victory in relief to improve his record at 1-2. Gene Garber pitched the ninth for his 7th save.  Tough luck pitcher, Tom Seaver got tagged with the loss to move to 10-7. Pete Rose collected three hits in the loss. Braves 3...Reds 1.


Game 2,

Sarge crushes two bombs.
Atlanta scored four runs in the third inning. three of the runs came courtesy of a 3-run homerun by Gary Matthews, his second of the series and 12th of the year. The "Sarge" gathered three hits for the game to up his average to .274. Phil Niekro's knuckler kept the Reds' bats off balance all game. Niekro went the distance on only 3 hits and 3 runs to get his 19th win of the year. The loss went to Tom Hume (7-8). Braves 5....Reds 3.




                                                       Game 3,

Foster connects for # 29 and #30
Paul Moskau is becoming the Reds' stopper as he prevented a Braves sweep. Moskau pitched seven solid innings for his 11th triumph of the campaign.  The Reds starter was supported by homeruns from Pete Rose and two off the bat of George Foster.  Reds 7....Braves 1.

Friars take two in the Queen City.

Cincinnati,

                                                       Game 1,
Rose gets 3 hits in victory.


Gaylord Perry and Paul Moskau were locked in a classic pitcher's duel as both teams were knotted at one a piece heading into the bottom of seventh inning. Rick Auerbach began the inning with a walk and stayed there when Ray Knight lined a rope to left that was snared by Gene Richards. Pete Rose came to the plate with 2 hits already under his belt in the game.  Perry threw a Vaseline ball that did not break and Charlie Hustle got good wood on the soiled ball and smashed it high and deep down the right field line.  Right fielder Oscar Gamble went back and towards the foul pole but it was not enough as the ball nestled safely in the stands for two runs.  Pedro Borbon pitched 2 innings in relief to earn his 4th save and Moskau improved to 10-4. Reds 3...Padres 2.


Game 2,

Dave Winfield and Oscar Gamble drove in two runs each to lead the Padres past the Big Red Machine today.  Eric Rasmussen was far from overpowering but pitched well enough to win. Rasmussen surrendered 10 hits and 2 runs through 6 innings.  Mikey Lolich and Mark Lee threw 3 innings of strong relief to preserve the victory for the visiting men from the south west.  Padres 7...Reds 2.


Game 3,
Gamble triples in winning tally

Bill Bonham had the game well in hand as he left the game after 7 innings due to fatigue.  The game was left in the hands of the Red bullpen who had to hold a 1-0 lead. However, things went bad.  San Diego came to bat in the top half of the 8th inning and it started out well for Cincinnati.  The first two batters were retired quickly and easily and it appeared that the inning was over when Ozzie Smith rolled a routine grounder to All-Star third baseman Pete Rose who gloved the ball effortlessly.  However, Rose's peg to first was high and wide and went down the first base line. By the time the ball was retrieved, Smith was standing at second base. The next batter, Derrel Thomas hit a single to left to tie the game at 1. That was not the end as the next batter Oscar Gamble tripled in Thomas for the lead.  Rollie Fingers finished up the game as he easily retired the Reds batters in the ninth to win the game.  Padres 2...Reds 1.