Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pirates pitchers shut down Braves bats

Game 1 - (5/4/70)
Pirates: 3  Braves: 0
WP - Walker (2-1)  LP - Nash (2-2)
HR - Pittsburgh: Stargell (4), Atlanta: none

Lefty Luke Walker shut out the Braves on 5 hits. as the Pirates won the first game of the series, 3-0.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning on a Bill Mazeroski single.
The game stayed that way until Willie Stargell parked a 2 run homer off Bob Priddy in the ninth, which gave Walker and the Pirates some breathing room.


Game 2 - (5/5/70)
Braves: 4  Pirates: 2  (11 innings)
WP - Priddy (1-1)  LP - Hartenstein (1-2)
HR - Pittsburgh: none, Atlanta: Boyer (4)

Clete Boyer's walk-off two run blast off Chuck Hartenstein ended this one in the bottom of the 11th, evening things up for the Braves in the series.  Matty Alou's 9th inning single had tied things up off Hoyt Wilhelm, who blew his first save of the year.  Wilhelm though was able to get himself out of a 1st and third, one out jam in the same inning, keeping the game knotted up and allowing for Boyer's extra inning heroics  Bob Priddy got the win in relief, his first of the year.

Game 3 - (5/6/70)
Pirates: 1  Braves: 0
WP - Ellis (2-2)  LP - P Niekro (1-5)
HR - Pittsburgh: Robertson (2), 
Atlanta: none     

Dock Ellis pitched like a man
possessed on this gloomy, rainy
night in Atlanta.
Ellis's shutout was the Pirates'
second in three games vs. the
Braves.  The game was a complete
pitching duel between the Dock
and knuckle-baller Phil Niekro.
A scoreless duel was finally broken
up by Bob Robertson in the top
of the seventh, when he drove a
solo shot into the left field seats.
That was all the support Ellis
needed in his masterful, complete
game 3-hitter.






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