TWISP Notes #30

November 10, 1992

Texas shortstop Bert Campaneris, on the disabled list since April 24th, returned to action May 27th against the Mariners, connecting for a double in his first at-bat. His replacement, Nelson Norman, hit .325 during the span and was errorless in the field…

The Reds and Braves slugged a total of six home runs May 24th, tying an SP78 record…

Ron Guidry, in what may have been his worst outing this season, became the major league’s first 10-game winner May 26th as the Yankees toppled the Blue Jays 7-3 in New York. Guidry allowed three runs on seven hits…

Controversy reigned at Memorial Stadium this past week as Orioles infielder Billy Smith was discovered using an illegal bat during a May 26th contest against Cleveland. Smith, a light-hitting benchwarmer, entered the game in a clutch pinch-hitting situation and promptly drilled a bases-loaded hit off the wall, sparking an Orioles rally which led to an eventual 4-3 win. Indians manager Jeff Torborg, suspicious of Smith from the start, had the bat checked, hit paydirt, and following the game filed a protest with the American League office. Smith will continue to play while the matter is being reviewed…

Catch the last game of May, Toronto and Boston at Fenway Park, on C-SPAN!

NL – May 27

Richie Hebner’s sixth inning 2-run homer lifted the first-place Phillies to a slim 2-1 win over the Braves. Phillies starter Randy Lerch (6-3) scattered four hits over six innings, and Warren Brusstar retired all seven batters he faced for his fourth save. Braves pitcher Rick Camp hit two consecutive batters in the ninth, prompting no fights…San Diego became the first NL team to reach the 30-win mark this season with a 10-inning, 6-5 win over the dying Reds. Dave Winfield led the Padres with four hits, including his 11th HR of the year. Cincinnati is now in fifth place, nine games out…Ray Burris and the Cubs shut out the Cards 5-0 at Busch Memorial Stadium…A 4-run fourth inning helped New York to a 6-3 victory over Houston. Pat Zachry (7-3) earned the win, with relief help from Kevin Kobel…The Dodgers remained 2½ games behind the division-leading Padres with a 7-2 pasting of the Giants at Candlestick. Reggie Smith, recently returned from an injury, clubbed his 13th and 14th home runs to take over the league lead…At Pittsburgh, Expos starter Dan Schatzeder pitched seven strong innings and knocked in two runs with a pair of doubles, leading Montreal to a 5-2 win over the hapless Bucs. The Expos remain 2½ games behind East-leading Philadelphia…

AL – May 27 

The Indians sought revenge on Billy Smith and the Orioles with a 17-hit attack, clobbering Baltimore 7-4 at Memorial Stadium. Smith, who is still awaiting word on his status from the AL office, started at second base and went 1-for-3 at the plate…Homers by Carl Yastrzemski and Dwight Evans helped Boston to a 3-1 victory over Detroit in a rain-threatened contest at Fenway Park. The loss knocked the Tigers from second to fourth in the AL East…The Twins could not overcome a 6-run KC outburst in the first inning, falling to the visiting Royals 11-8 in a game marred by poor pitching. Twins reliever Stan Perzanowski allowed six walks, three shy of the SP78 9-inning record…A freak Gorman Thomas triple lifted the Brewers to a 3-1 win over the last-place Angels. Bill Travers (3-5) earned the win for Milwaukee…The White Sox scored the go-ahead run in the eighth and got clutch pitching from Jack Kucek, holding on to nip the A’s 2-1 at Comiskey Park. Thad Bosley hit his first HR of the year for Chicago…Seattle’s hopes of moving into a first-place tie with Minnesota were dashed by the Rangers, who blanked the M’s 2-0 in Arlington. Dock Ellis went the distance for his fourth victory…The Toronto-New York game at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to rain…

Only 58 games remain in the ‘June or Die’ campaign!

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