TWISP Notes #23

January 11, 1990

The Minnesota Twins called up outfielder/first baseman Craig Kusick from their AAA club in Toledo, filling the void left by injured outfielders Rich Chiles, Hosken Powell, and Willie Norwood…

The hard-luck Mets, who lead the majors in being shut out and are currently stuck in a six-game losing streak, have played 66 innings of baseball in the past four days, an incredible 16.5 innings-per-day average…

Watch the Tigers battle the Mariners on ABC’s Monday Night Baseball!

NL – May 14

Phil Niekro picked up his second victory—and some hitting support—as the Braves crushed host Montreal 11-1. Shortstop Darrel Chaney had three hits, including his first home run of the year…The Astros swept the weary Mets 7-5 and 5-2 in a scheduled doubleheader at Shea Stadium. New York has now lost 10 of their last 12…Mike Schmidt’s eighth inning HR pushed the East-leading Phillies to a close 4-2 win over the punchless Reds. Steve Carlton (5-2) went eight strong innings, allowing seven hits and one walk…San Diego took control of third place in the NL West after a 5-4 comeback win over the Pirates at San Diego Stadium. Dale Berra’s one-out error in the last of the ninth, which followed a Gene Richards triple, allowed the winning run to score…The Dodgers blanked the Cubs 6-0 behind the 5-hit pitching of Burt Hooton (4-1) and the bat of hitting-mad Lee Lacy, who went 2-for-4 with an HR and four RBI…At Candlestick Park, the Giants remained 1½ games out of first with an easy 4-2 win over the last-place Cards. The second game of the twinbill was postponed due to rain…

AL – May 14

In his first major league appearance, Chisox starter Jack Kucek defeated April’s Pitcher-of-the-Month Mike Caldwell and the Brewers 1-0. Kucek went the distance, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out seven. Shortstop Don Kessinger scored the only run of the game on a Ralph Garr single in the eighth inning…Lance Parrish’s second HR of the day helped Detroit to a slim 4-3 win over Oakland. Ed Glynn (1-0) defeated John Johnson (3-5), with relief help from John Hiller…Five Angels pitchers could not hold a 7-0 first-inning lead as the Indians stormed back for a 10-7 shocker at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Tribe starter David Clyde lasted just one-third of an inning, giving up seven runs on seven hits, but middleman Paul Reuschel was able to stop the Angels hitting attack and earned the win…After a one hour rain delay at Metropolitan Stadium, the Twins nipped the Red Sox 2-0 and held on to their slim lead in the AL West. A Dan Ford triple and Roy Smalley’s eighth homer of the season accounted for the scoring…Ranger Jon Matlack outpitched Orioles ace Jim Palmer as Texas downed visiting Baltimore 3-0. Left fielder Al Oliver paced the Texas offense with an HR and two singles…The Yankees edged Kansas City 7-6 at Royals Stadium, thanks to Clint Hurdle’s error in right field in the eighth inning. Lou Piniella and Darrell Porter smacked homers early in the contest…Seattle’s amazing winning streak continued as the magic Mariners squeaked by the Blue Jays 5-4. Bruce Bochte made it 13-straight for the M’s with an eighth inning double, scoring Bill Stein from second…

May 15, 1978

Philadelphia (Christenson 4-1) vs Houston (Dixon 1-1)
Pittsburgh (Rooker 2-4) vs Los Angeles (Rau 2-3)
St Louis (Denny 1-4) vs San Diego (RJones 1-5)

California (Knapp 2-3) vs Toronto (Underwood 4-3)
Milwaukee (Augustine 3-4) vs Texas (Jenkins 4-2)
Baltimore (Flanagan 4-3) vs Minnesota (Erickson 4-1)
Boston (Tiant 5-1) vs Kansas City (Gura 3-4)
Seattle (Mitchell 5-1) vs Detroit (Slaton 2-4)
Oakland (Renko 0-2) vs Cleveland (Wise 2-3)
New York (Figueroa 4-2) vs Chicago (Wood 1-4)

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