TWISP Notes #13

September 4, 1988

Milwaukee currently has three outfielders out with injuries: Jim Wohlford, Ben Oglivie, and Gorman Thomas. Dave May, recently called up from AAA Spokane, is hitting just .091 (1-for-11) as their replacement…

Boston and Chicago set an SP78 record with three sacrifice flies in their game at Fenway Park…

Giants manager Joe Altobelli benched outfielder Jack Clark for the May 6th game between San Francisco and Chicago, one day after Clark made negative comments towards Altobelli after he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in San Francisco’s 8-0 loss to Chicago Friday afternoon. Clark’s replacement, Jim Dwyer, went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in Saturday’s game…

Ron Guidry of the Yankees joined Minnesota’s Dave Goltz as the only 6-game winners in the major leagues…

Tigers third baseman Phil Mankowski, on the 30-day DL since April 19th with a fractured wrist, has been getting advice from Steve Ontiveros on how to adjust to what could be years of inactivity. “I’m going to be out twice as long as Steve-o was,” said Mankowski from the Tigers press box, “and that translates to sixteen years out of action. I’ll need his input if I intend to survive that long…”

Only one team in the major leagues has yet to be shut out, and surprisingly it’s the Chicago White Sox, possessors of Statis Pro’s worst record. In contrast, eight of the first twelve Mets losses were shutouts…

May 7th is Helmet Day at Atlanta! Good seats are still available, so call the Braves ticket office and charge by phone!

NL – May 6

Jose Cardenal’s pinch-hit 3-run homer in the bottom of the ninth lifted Philadelphia to a pulse-pounding 6-5 win over New York at Veterans Stadium. It was Cardenal’s first appearance in May, and his first HR of the year…The Cubs pummeled the Giants again, this time by a score of 6-2. A two-run single by Manny Trillo in the fifth inning proved to be the deciding hit. Mike Krukow improved his record to 5-0…San Diego extended the Cardinals’ losing streak to six games, defeating St Louis 3-1 at Busch Memorial Stadium. The Cards could manage just four hits off Bob Owchinko (3-3), Mark Lee, and Rollie Fingers, who picked up his third save. Ted Simmons hit his fifth HR in a losing cause…At Three Rivers Stadium, the Dodgers—after knotting the score at 4-4 in the seventh on a Steve Garvey solo homer—erupted for eight runs in the 14th inning for a 12-4 victory. Thirteen pitchers were used in the game, which saw the Dodgers pound out 21 hits, four by Dusty Baker. Bob Welch picked up the win, while Jerry Reuss took the loss…Home runs by Dale Murphy, Gary Matthews, and Bob Horner powered last-place Atlanta to a 9-4 win over Houston…Cincinnati, on the superb pitching of rejuvenated starter Tom Seaver, moved percentage points into first place in the NL West with a 3-1 victory over Montreal at Riverfront Stadium. Seaver (3-2) pitched a four-hitter, striking out six and walking one. The lone Expos run came on Larry Parrish’s first HR of the season…

AL – May 6

The unstoppable Twins pounded Baltimore 11-0 at Memorial Stadium. Twins center fielder Willie Norwood was the star of the game with a pair of homers, a double, and two singles, good for four runs and five RBI. Geoff Zahn, normally a shaky starter, held the Orioles to four hits. Zahn (3-3) struck out six and walked none, and didn’t allow a runner past second base. The Twins became the fourth team in the AL this season to connect for 20 or more hits in a game, with 21…The Red Sox broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning with four runs, and Bob Stanley extinguished a ninth-inning White Sox rally to help Boston beat Chicago 8-5. Starter Luis Tiant picked up the win for the Bosox, striking out a season-high nine batters…A run-scoring double by Bernie Carbo and an Andre Thornton HR pushed Cleveland to a 4-1 triumph over California at Anaheim Stadium. Rick Waits (5-1) went the distance, and has now claimed five of the Tribe’s nine victories…In a battle of high-PB pitchers, Yankee Ron Guidry squared off against last-minute Texas starter Steve Comer at Yankee Stadium. Guidry had trouble at the start, allowing three hits and a run in the first, while Comer pitched shutout ball through five, but in the sixth, outfielder Juan Beniquez’s diving attempt of a Lou Piniella drive went through to the wall for a double, scoring Mickey Rivers from first to tie the score. It stayed that way until the bottom of the tenth, when Comer served up a game-winning home run to leadoff hitter Willie Randolph. Guidry (6-0) pitched his sixth complete game; Comer saw his record drop to 0-2…The Mariners continued to roll, winning their seventh in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays at the Kingdome. Bill Stein, Tom Paciorek, and Craig Reynolds all had three hits apiece for the M’s, while John Mayberry slugged his fifth homer for the Jays…Detroit remained a half-game out of first in the East with an 11-5 pounding of Oakland. Jason Thompson and Milt May slugged home runs, and Rusty Staub had four hits to lead the Tigers 19-hit attack. Milt Wilcox (2-3) earned the victory despite a five-run Oakland fifth…Milwaukee topped Kansas City 5-3 at County Stadium. Larry Sorensen pitched a complete game, earning his third victory against two losses. KC starter Rich Gale (3-2) lost his second straight decision…

May 7, 1978

Houston (Lemongello 0-4 and Richard 4-2) vs Atlanta (Easterly 0-5 and Mahler 3-1), 2
San Francisco (Halicki 3-2) vs Chicago (RReuschel 2-3)
Montreal (Schatzeder 2-3 and Grimsley 2-3) vs Cincinnati (Bonham 2-4 and FNorman 5-0), 2
New York (Zachry 4-3) vs Philadelphia (Lerch 4-1)
Los Angeles (John 3-1) vs Pittsburgh (DRobinson 0-3)
San Diego (Rasmussen 1-2) vs St Louis (Vuckovich 2-3)

Minnesota (Erickson 3-1) vs Baltimore (DMartinez 2-4)
Chicago (Kravec 0-4 and Barrios 1-2) vs Boston (BLee 1-5 and Eckersley 5-1), 2
Cleveland (Paxton 1-5) vs California (Ryan 1-3)
Kansas City (DLeonard 3-2) vs Milwaukee (Travers 0-4)
Texas (DEllis 2-2) vs New York (Beattie 1-4)
Detroit (Rozema 4-0) vs Oakland (Keough 4-2)
Toronto (Lemanczyk 1-4) vs Seattle (Honeycutt 3-2)

Fans! 1978 All-Star Game ballots will be available May 8th!


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