Monday, November 17, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Orioles 5, Twins 1
J.Perry vs Cuellar
Cy Young award winner Mike Cuellar was masterful scattering 6 hits and allowing just 1 run in the top of the 4th. Baltimore jumped out to a 3-0 lead when they batted around in the bottom of the 1st. The O's added 2 insurance runs in the bottom of the 7th and never looked back. Frank Robby had the big stick going 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Mark Belanger chipped in with 2 hits from the 8 hole.
Orioles lead series 1-0
GAME 2 - Memorial Stadium
Twins 4, Orioles 2
Boswell vs McNally
The Twinkies struck back by breaking a scoreless tie in the 6th with 3 big runs off of O's starter Dave McNally. Bob Allison's two out two run double broke the ice and Rich Reese's triple scored Allison. The O's made it 3-1 on a two out pinch hit single by Chico Salmon. Tony Oliva's solo blast in the top of the 8th put the Twins back up by 3. The O's answered back with one in the bottom of the inning, but never again threatened. Dave Boswell went 6 strong innings for the win and the troika of Bob Miller, Ron Perranoski and Dean Chance (who got the save) held the mighty O's at bay over the final 3 frames.
Series tied 1-1
GAME 3 - Metropolitan Stadium
Orioles 8, Twins 2
Palmer vs B.Miller
Up 4-1 after 7 innings the O's blew it open with 4 runs in the 8th off of lefty reliever Tom Hall. Frank Robby's 3 run shot was followed by Boog Powell's solo blast, which account for all the damage. Jim Palmer gave up just 1 run on 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. Pete Richert finished off the 7th inning to get Palmer out of trouble. Jim Hardin came on board for the final 2 once the game was out of reach. Frank Robby looked like a true MVP going 3 for 4 with 5 RBI's and 2 runs scored thanks to 2 huge long balls.
Orioles lead series 2-1
GAME 4 - Metropolitian Stadium
Orioles 1, Twins 0
Cuellar vs Perry
Facing elimination the Twins handed the ball to 20 game winner Jim Perry, who pitched his guts out scattering 5 hits and allowing just 1 run. Unfortunately for Perry, that one run was a solo homer by Boog Powell (3-4). With Mike Cuellar flirting with a no hitter and baffling the mighty Twins lineup that solo shot looked like a ten spot. Cuellar finished the day with a 1 hitter (Leo Cardenas single in the 5th). Cuellar who was dominant in both the series opener and the final was easily the series MVP as the O's move on to the Fall Classic.
Orioles win series 3-1
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Thanks to Bruce for staying up late to get this one in.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
W - Lockwood 1-0, L - Murphy 2-2
Pilots 5, White Sox 2
W - Fuentes (1-0), L - Peters
A 3 run pinch hit homer by Jerry McNertney off Chisox starter Gary Peters turned a 1 run deficit into a 2 run advantage. Reliever Bob Locker came on and made it interesting, but still found a way to wiggle out of trouble and notch his 5th save as the Pilots found a way to sweep this twi-light double header.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Detroit 3 California 2
W: E Wilson (10-10) L: May (5-5) S: Hiller (2)
Jim Northrup smacked 2 home runs and drove in all 3 runs for the Tigers
California 3 Detroit 0
W: Messersmith (13-6) L: Kilkenny (6-6) S: Tatum (15)
Andy Messersmith shut down Detroit over 8 dominant innings.
Bubba Morton went deep for California
California 7 Detroit 4
W: Tatum (5-1) L: McLain (17-9)
Rick Reichardt hit a pinch hit home run in the top of the ninth off reliever John Hiller, breaking a 4-4 deadlock and giving the Angels the win in both the game and the series. It was his 7th homer.
Hiller had just relieved Denny McLain, who was trying for his 18th win of the season.
Tom Tresh hit his 9th homer of the year for the Tigers.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
J.Coleman vs Brabender
Pilots 6, Senators 0
John Donaldson's one out double in the bottom of the 7th broke a scoreless tie. Tommy Davis (single) and Don Mincher (IBB) both scored easily. The Pilots scored 4 more in the bottom of the 8th as Gene Brabender (4-9, 3.64) cruised to a 5 hit complete game shutout.
C.Cox vs Segui
Pilots 6, Senators 2
Four unanswered runs in the bottom of the 8th propelled the Pilots and Diego Segui (8-5, 5.16) to a 6-2 victory. Steve "Orbit" Hovley and Greg Goossen each had big RBI knocks. Del Unser's error in center helped extend the inning. Bob Locker pitched a scoreless 9th in a non save situation. Hovley (3-4) and Goossen (2-4, 2 RBI) had 5 of Seattle's 7 hits.
Shellenback vs Talbot
Pilots 8, Senators 3
Game 3 of this series mirrored the first 2 games. Both teams battled to a standoff until the Pilots found out that their lumber could be useful. Today the game was tied 1-1 until the Pilots sent 13 ment to the plate and scored 7 runs. Tommy Davis turned the clock back to the earlier part of the decade when he was a hitting machine for the Dodgers. Davis (3-4) had a homer and 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Fred "Paternity" Talbot was solid giving up just 1 run in 7 innings, but left the game with a no decision. Reliever John Gelnar (4-1, 2.84), who was not overly effective in 2 innings of work (2 ER) got the gift win as the Pilots pulled off the unlikely sweep at home vs Washington.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Game One: Cubs 8, Phils 7
W: Selman (5-3)
L: Champion (0-7)
S: Nye (1)
The Cubs batter the Phils' struggling pitcher, Billy Champion, as Kessinger, Beckert, Banks, and Willie Smith all have three hits. Chicago is up 8-1, but their porous bullpen almost blows it late, as Philadelphia comes back to make it 8-7. Larry Hisle cracks two homers (his 14th and 15th) to key the surge. But after Chicago's Phil Regan struggles again in the 9th to close it, Rich Nye gets the final out for his first save.
Game Two: Cubs 4, Phils 1
W: Jenkins (10-11)
L: Wise (8-5)
Fergie Jenkins finally gets to double digits in wins with his usually impeccable control, striking out seven in nine innings without allowing a walk. Two RBIs apiece from Billy Williams and Jimmy Qualls off Rick Wise provide just enough offense.
Game Three: Phils 2, Cubs 0
W: Fryman (11-3)
L: Holtzman (8-11)
Woodie Fryman stymies Cubs hitters, giving up no runs and no extra base hits in a complete game win. Kenny Holtzman matches Fryman, going the distance and giving up only five hits -- but six walks. The only run comes from a Deron Johnson RBI single early in the game.
Game Four: Cubs 9, Phils 0
W: Colborn (1-0)
L: Palmer (2-1)
The Cubs bounce back in game two of the doubleheader, pounding young Lowell Palmer for seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. Newly called up Jim Colborn and reliever Ted Abernathy only allow one Phillies hit, a single from Don Money. Billy Williams goes four for five, hits hits 8th and 9th homers, and drives in four.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Righthander Steve Renko (1-0) debuts by throwing a complete game four hitter. Renko allowed only one unearned run while walking three with nine strikeouts. Montreal shortstop Bobby Wine drove in two of the runs.
June 28, 1969 - Phillies 9 Expos 2
Philadelphia secondbaseman Cookie Rojas hit a grand slam while driving in six as the Phillies romp. Johnny Briggs added a two run homer. Phillies lefty Woodie Fryman (10-2) went 8 and two-thirds to earn the win. Fryman struckout 11 Montreal hitters. Expo starter Bill Stoneman (1-10) was knocked out with two out in the fourth inning. He allowed eight runs of which five were earned in three and two-thirds innings of work.
June 29, 1969 - Expos 4 Phillies 3 (13)
With two out in the ninth and Montreal trailing 3-1, Jose Herrera singled and Adolfo Phillips deposited John Boozer's offering into the left-center field bleachers for a game tying homer. The score remained tied at 3 until Kevin Collins two out solo homer in the bottom of the 13th ended the first game of the twin-bill. Gary Waslewski (2-1) picked up the win with three scoreless innings of relief.
June 29, 1969 - Phillies 7 Expos 0
Lowell Palmer (1-0) threw 8 and one third scoreless innings as Philadelphia cruised by Montreal. Phillies leftfielder Johnny Briggs hit his seventh home run while scoring three runs and driving in three. Jerry Robertson (3-2) suffered the setback allowing seven runs, of which five were earned on nine hits in 5 and two-third innings.
Game One: Cubs 3, Cards 0
Kenny Holtzman pitches his best game of the year, improving to 6-9, by going 8 innings with 10 strikeouts and shutting down the Cards' offense on six hits. Don Kessinger leads the charge in a game featuring no extra base hits, going three for five and driving in a run.
Game Two: Cubs 2, Cards 1
Bill Hands keeps up the dominating pitching for Chicago, allowing only a triple by St. Louis's Vada Pinson as the only Cardinal hit. His complete game masterpiece (with a gamescore of 84) is helped by an RBI single in the 8th by Randy Hundley that breaks a 1-1 tie and makes a loser of the Cardinals' Dave Guisti, who is now 6-3.
Game Three: Cubs 2, Cards 1 (11 innings)
Another low scoring game, this one features overpowering performances from the Cards' Bob Gibson and the Cubs' Fergie Jenkins. Gibson strikes out 10 and Jenkins 11 in 11 innings of work. But Gibson finally tires in the 11th, loading the bases for Chicago with two outs. Cards' reliever Joe Hoerner comes in and uncorks a wild pitch to win it for Chicago. Jenkins wins his 8th, but Gibson drops to an ugly 3-11 despite pitching well this year.
Game Four: Cubs 6, Cards 4
The Cardinals take an early 3-0 lead off Chicago's Dick Selma, and St. Louis spot starter Mudcat Grant is cruising along by striking out nine with only one walk. But the Cubs bats wake up in the eighth inning as they score five times on six hits in the inning, including back to back doubles by Ron Santo and Ernie Banks that knock out Grant. Phil Regan again has a rocky outing but only allows one Chicago run to gain the win in relief.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Game One: Kenny Holtzman two-hits the Pirates in a complete game win, subsequently ending Matty Alou's 22 game hitting streak and Roberto Clemente's 14 game streak. Billy Williams' homer in the first off Bob Moose is the only scoring. Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 0.
Game Two: Williams goes three-for-four and Willie Smith drives a fifth inning three run homer to key the Cubs to a win. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Game Three: Chicago appears to be in control again, with a two run lead going into the ninth behind an 11 strikeout performance from Fergie Jenkins. But reliever Phil Regan blows the save in the ninth, as the Pirates score three that includes a Richie Hebner homer and a scratch single from Freddie Patek that gives the Bucs their first lead. Pirates 6, Cubs 5.
Game Four: The Pirates offense maintains its momentum, scoring eight runs as Clemente and Stargell both homer off Dick Selma and Dock Ellis goes the entire way. Pirates 8, Cubs 4.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Game One: Mon 1, Cubs 0
Jerry Robertson outduels Bill Hands in a game featuring only five base hits (four by the Expos). Rusty Staub's RBI double in the first is the only scoring.
Game Two: MON 5, Cubs 2
Fergie Jenkins continues to struggle after a stellar 1968, dropping to 7-10 while allowing 10 Montreal hits. Mack Jones leads the scoring with two RBIs and a double behind a wild but effective Howie Reed (1-0).
Game Three: Cubs 11, MON 3
Don Kessinger stops the pain for one game by going four-for-four with four RBIs with two doubles (he now has 15 on the year), as the Cubbies win big and batter Montreal starter Gary Waslewski.
Game Four: Mon 13, Cubs 9
Montreal jumps all over Cubs spot starter Archie Reynolds in the second game of the doubleheader, scoring nine runs in Reynolds' 3.2 innings of work. The Cubs attempt a late comeback, knocking out the Expos' Mike Wegener but have too big a hole to climb. Bob Bailey is the hitting hero with two doubles and three driven in.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Game One: Cin 4, Chi 2
W: Cloninger (5-4)
L: Holtzman (4-9)
S: Granger (7)
Alex Johnson slugs two homers and drives in three of the four Cincy runs, as the Cubs Kenny Holtzman continues to struggle this year. The Reds' Tony Cloninger only gives up two runs despite walking seven, and Wayne Granger sets down the Chicago batters in 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Game Two: Cin 5, Chi 2
W: Merritt (4-3)
L: Hands (5-7)
S: Granger (8)
It's Tony Perez's turn to hit two Reds' homers in a game at Wrigley; "Mad Dog" now has 10 on the year. Bill Hands is the latest Cubs' starter to struggle, as he gives up 12 hits in eight innings. Granger works another 2.1 innings of scoreless relief as the tall righty again thwarts Cubs batters.
Game Three: Chi 3, Cin 0
W: Jenkins (7-7)
L: Culver (2-2)
Fergie Jenkins assumes his ace role by stopping the Cubs' slide, pitching a complete game four-hit shutout against the potent Reds lineup. Don Kessinger's double and two runs scored help drive the scoring as the Cubs do enough damage to support Jenkins' outstanding effort.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Padres connected for three homeruns off Met rookie right hander Gary Gentry. Nate Colbert hit his 10th homerun leading off the second inning. Chris Cannizzaro smashed his second dinger of the year to lead off the following inning. Finally Al "The Bull" Ferrera hit a solo shot in the fourth inning. With all the homeruns leaving the park for San Diego, the bullpen had to stave off a ninth inning rally by the Mets. New York scored two runs in the last frame and had the tying runners on base with Cleon Jones coming up. Frank Reberger struck out the young slugger and preserved the win for the Padres. Padres 5...Mets 4.
|Agee's homerun downs Padres|
Jerry Koosman has been stellar so far this year for the surprising Mets. Things did not change in this game as Koosman was spectacular. The young left hander gave up only 4 hits and one run. With Koosman mowing them down, he still needed help from this offense. San Diego was leading 1-0 to begin the ninth inning when Rod Gasper singled and scored when Tommie Agee smacked a deep homerun to left center to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. That was all Koosman needed as he shut down the Padres the rest of the game. Johnny Podres was the hard luck loser as he sinks to 1-6. Koosman improves to 5-1. Mets 2...Padres 1.
|Seaver wiffs 11 Padres|
Game 2: Baltimore 3 Seattle 2: WP Palmer (5-1) LP Brabender (1-6)
Game 3: Baltimore 5 Seattle 2: WP Cuellar (7-1) LP Barber (4-3)
The Baltimore Orioles amassed 23 hits and 7 home runs over 3 games to help sweep the Seattle Pilots at Memorial Stadium. The 3 game series saw Frank Robinson rip 3 homers (one in each game) to collect 14, 15 and 16 on the season. Brooks Robinson added 2 to his total as well. The Orioles got complete games from all their starting pitchers. 7 of Baltimore's total Runs came in the first inning of play. Seattle did make it close in game 2 as Ex-Oriole Gene Brabender gave up 3 first inning runs only to shut down the Baltimore hitting machine after that. However, a 2 run 2nd inning for the Pilots would not be enough to catch the Eastern Division leaders. Baltimore improves their record to 43-12 and Seattle drops to 22-29.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
|Tosses three hit shutout|
The Expos scored single runs in the second and third innings which was all Robertson needed. Maury Wills and Rusty Staub each collected two hits for Montreal.
|11th inning HR dooms Expos|
Expos rightfielder Rusty Staub continued his hot hitting with three hits and a run scored.
San Diego reliever Frank Reberger (4-3) throws two scoreless innings to garner the win. Expos reliever Don Shaw (1-5) is tagged with the loss.
|Enjoys three hit game|
San Diego added three solo homers in the 9th as Nate Colbert and Ollie Brown went back-to-back and Cito Gaston went deep one out later.
Rusty Staub paced the Expos offense with two hits and three RBI. Mack Jones hit his 10th home run of the season.
Southpaw Dick Kelly (2-3) hurled six innings of two run ball to pick up the win. Montreal starter Mike Wegener (1-4) suffered the defeat. Wegener allowed nine hits and six of the runs in five and one third innings.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
|Sipin goes deep.|
Dick Kelley was on top of his game for San Diego. Kelly pitched a complete game shutout as the upstart Padres breezed past the Cubs 3-0. Both teams were only able to muster 4 hits each but the home town team made good use of their safeties. Young San
Diego second sacker, John Sipin hit his first homerun of the season in the sixth inning with a runner on base to up the Padre lead to 3-0. Sipin's homerun was a low liner that made it just over the 17 foot fence, caromed off the seats in the first row and bounced back on the field. Kenny Holtzman was the hard luck loser for Chicago as he falls to 4-6 on the season. Padres 3...Cubs 0.
1st game of DH
Bill Hands was too much for the young Padre batters as he returned the favor of shutting out the San Diego club. Hands only allowed three hits as he improves to 4-6. Joe Niekro took the loss for San Diego to sink to 3-2. Cubs 4....Padres 0.
|Nye cools Friar's bats.|
2nd game of DH
Jim Hickman hit a boomering homerun in a 4 run 5th inning for Chicago. Hickman's mammoth shot went nearly 420 feet and it even drew admiration from his opponents. Centerfielder Cito Gaston lamented, "I did not even have to move. I knew it was out. I just turned around to see how far it would travel." Rich Nye went the distance for Chicago to move to 2-0. The loss was hung on veteran lefty Johnny Podres (1-4). Podres was not sharp as the Cub hitters tagged him for seven earned runs on 10 hits through only 5 innings. Cubs 7...Padres 1.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
San Diego Stadium,
Pittsburgh strikes for 3 runs in the ninth inning off Joe Niekro to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Niekro losses his first game of the season to fall to 3-1. The victory went to Bruce Dal Canton (4-0) and Chuck Haretenstein collected his 5th save. Pirates 3...Padres 1.
|Moose has strong outing.|
Roberto Clemente drove in two runs with a hit to help the Pirates win the second game of the series. Bob Moose surrendered a measly three hits over 7.2 innings to improve his record at 3-2. Yesterday's winner, Dal Canton earned his 4th save. Tommie Sisk falls to 1-3 for San Diego. Pirates 3...Padres 1.
|Clemente drives in a pair.|
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Don Sutton had it all under control allowing just 1 run in 8 innings before handing the ball off to Jim Brewer who blew it. The Cubs got a clutch two out 2 run single by “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks to grab the lead and deflate the few fans who remained in the ballpark. Banks also hit a solo shot in the 8th to get the Cubbies on the board.
A dominant 4 hit shutout by Claude Osteen helped LA get back to their winning ways. A 3 run outburst in the bottom of the 4th made it 4-0, which is how it ended. Bill Sudakis had 2 RBI's.
Jenkins vs Singer
Dodgers 3, Cubs 1
Bill Singer (6-4, 1.96) continued his excellent run of success, but today he needed a little help since he only went 6 innings. Pete Mikkelsen (2 IP) and Jim Brewer (1 IP) were perfect in relief to set the Cubbies down and help LA take 2 of 3 in this mid week series out on the coast. Brewer recovered nicely with this save outing, after blowing the game two days ago. Wes Parker (2-4) had 2 RBI's. Tom Haller also chipped in with 2 hits.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Dodgers 8, Pirates 7 (11 inn)
Blass vs Sutton
Young guns, Steve Blass and Don Sutton, were throwing BP today. Blass gave up 7 in 4 and Sutton was marginally better with 5 in 6. On the heels of a 5 run 3rd inning the Dodgers had what seemed to be a safe 7-3 lead. The Bucs cashed in with 2 in the 5th and 2 more in 7th to tie it up. Reliever Al McBean was generous to his old teammates, which sent the game into extra innings. Fast forward to the bottom of the 11th where Tom Haller and Wes Parker led off the inning with back to back singles to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Bill Sudakis grounded to third, which froze Haller but allowed Parker to move up 90 feet to second. Jim Lefebvre was given an intentional pass to load the bases and create a force all around. Len Gabrielson was called on to pinch hit for reliever Pete Mikkelsen and promptly placed one perfectly between the 5-6 hole for a clean walk off single. Lost in the shuffle was Buc catcher Jerry May's 4 hit day. Sudakis had just 1 hit for the Dodgers, but it was a beauty...a grand slam in the 3rd.
The Dodgers scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first and held on for dear life as the Bucs chipped away slowly. Claude Osteen (3 runs / CG) bent (10 hits) but never broke. Osteen aided his cause by fanning 9 and not walking a soul. Andy Kosco's 3 run blast in the bottom of the first off Dock Ellis proved to be the difference maker.
Dodgers 4, Pirates 0
Veale vs Singer
Bill Singer fanned 9 in this sweep 4 hit complete game shutout. 3-Dog, Willie Davis, went 3 for 4 to pace a 10 hit Dodger attack that came to life after a horrible road trip to help inch the team closer to .500. Singer, who is hitting .280, chipped in a single and his 3rd RBI of the season to close out the series sweep.