Thursday, April 23, 2015
Phillies Bury Redbirds under the Arch
June 26, 1970 at St. Louis – Philadelphia leap frogs St. Louis in the standings as Rick Wise (8-4) bests Bob Gibson (10-5) 5-2 in the opener of this 4-game set. Dick Selma (11) got the save. Tony Taylor led the Phillies offense with 3 hits.
June 27, 1970 at St. Louis – Mike Compton’s (2) grand slam in the 7th highlighted a 5-run explosion for the Phils as they win again 10-5. Woodie Fryman (2-10) earned just his second W of the season. Jerry Reuss (0-2) remains winless for the Redbirds. Philly SS Larry Bowa chipped in 4 hits, 2 2Bs, and 2 runs scored.
June 28, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Mike Torrez (6-8) and Sal Campisi (3) combine on a 6-hit shutout as St. Louis gets off the schneid with a 2-0 victory in the first of a Sunday Double Dip. Torrez had the RBI single in the 2nd that proved to be the game-winner.
June 28, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Ron Stone tripled in a pair of runs in the T1 to highlight a 3-run inning for the Phils before the fans have returned from the concession stands for the night cap. Cards answered with 1 each in the 2nd and 3rd. Phillies plate one each in the 3rd and 4th. A late-inning rally is snuffed out by Selma (12) and Philly takes the series with a 5-4 win. Chris Short (2-9) started a won for Philadelphia on the hill.