TWISP Notes #12

August 13, 1988

Charleston outfielder Jesus Alou joined the Astros May 5th in Atlanta. He will fill a spot vacated by Cesar Cedeno, who was placed on the 30-day DL the previous day…

Julio Cruz of the Mariners became the first player in Statis Pro 1978 Replay history to steal home, accomplishing the feat May 5th against the Blue Jays. The historic theft was Cruz’s 23rd of the season, leading the majors by a longshot…

NL Diamond Glove Winners – April
C – Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
1B – Willie Montanez, New York Mets
2B – Fernando Gonzalez, San Diego Padres
SS – Larry Bowa, Philadelphia Phillies
3B – Ken Reitz, St Louis Cardinals
OF – Warren Cromartie, Montreal Expos
OF – Lee Mazzilli, New York Mets
OF – Ken Griffey, Cincinnati Reds

Fans! May 6th is Black Bat Nite at Memorial Stadium! Come out and watch the Orioles battle it out with the rampaging Twins and receive a free bat!

NL – May 5

Phillies outfielder Jerry Martin, playing in place of slumping Bake McBride, slugged a two-run homer off Craig Swan in leading Philadelphia to a 2-1 victory over New York…The hot-and-cold Cards lost their fifth in a row, a 9-4 clubbing by the Padres at Busch Memorial Stadium. Randy Jones won his first, while John Denny suffered his fourth defeat…Cincinnati took advantage of three consecutive Montreal errors and went on to drop the Expos 7-3 at Riverfront. Paul Moskau (3-1) went the distance, striking out ten and walking five…Chicago ended San Francisco’s 8-game winning streak with an 8-0 slaughter at Wrigley Field. Outfielder Jack Clark, mired in a devastating slump, became involved in a heated shouting match with manager Joe Altobelli after being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth. Clark, a candidate for Player-of-the-Month honors, reportedly shouted obscenities at Altobelli, then called him a “cut-rate Clyde King with the brain of a light standard.” No punches were thrown…Los Angeles moved to 2½ games out of first place with a 2-0 win at Pittsburgh. Lee Lacy socked a two-run HR to back Burt Hooton’s eight-hit performance. The win was costly for the Dodgers, however, as they lost both Reggie Smith and Bill North for two weeks with injuries…Storms along the eastern seaboard halted the game between Houston and Atlanta, which will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader May 7th…

AL – May 5

Minnesota’s Dave Goltz allowed 11 hits over nine innings, but was able to keep Baltimore scoreless through eight, topping the Orioles 3-1 at Memorial Stadium. Goltz (6-1) defeated Jim Palmer, who allowed just six hits. A Jose Morales 2-run double in the eighth was the deciding hit…A pair of solo HR’s by Willie Randolph and Roy White pushed New York to a slim 2-0 win over Texas…Chicago and Boston were rained out at Fenway Park, and will make up the game May 7th…The streaking Mariners pounded four Toronto pitchers for seven runs on nine hits in their 7-0 win at the Kingdome. Seattle is now 17-12, only four games from first-place Minnesota…Mario Guerrero’s seventh inning sacrifice fly broke a 4-4 tie and lifted Oakland to a 5-4 win over Detroit…Al Cowens had four of Kansas City’s 18 hits and Larry Gura pitched a complete game four-hitter as the Royals beat the Brewers 7-1 at County Stadium. The lone Brewers run came on Larry Hisle’s 2nd HR of the season…A bases-loaded single by Brian Downing in the last half of the ninth lifted California to a 3-2 win over fading Cleveland. Lyman Bostock led Angels hitters with three singles, and scored the game-winning run. Dyar Miller earned the win in relief, while Jim Kern (0-4) botched yet another Tribe opportunity…

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