Monday, May 11, 2015
Braves Chop Away 3 W's in St. Louis
July 16, 1970 at St. Louis – Tony Gonzalez doubled with the bases loaded in the T7 to plate all 3 runs and deliver a 4-1 win for Atlanta in the first game back from All-Star break. Pat Jarvis (11-6) pitched the CG.
July 17, 1970 at St. Louis – Hank Aaron (23) hit a decisive 3-run homer in the 7th and drove in 4 for the game as the Braves won again 8-5. George Stone (8-9) tossed 8 innings for the win.
July 18, 1970 at St. Louis – Dick Allen (27) went 2-4 with a HR, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the Cardinals to a 6-4 victory. Bob Gibson (13-5) pitched 8 strong innings. Sal Campisi (5) recorded the 27th out for the save.
July 19, 1970 at St. Louis – Julian Javier had 3 ground balls hit to him by the first 3 batters in the game. He booted all 3 of them!! That was the beginning of the craziness that resulted in 6 errors total for the Redbirds in the game and a 15-8 final score in favor of Atlanta. Rico Carty led the offense with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Orlando Cepeda (22) chipped in 2 hits and 3 RBI, including one long one. Ron Reed (1-2) picked up his first win of the year in easy fashion. Non-pitchers Ed Crosby and Mike Shannon were forced to take the hill for the Cardinals in the 8th and 9th in order to save the arms.