TWISP Notes #4

February 21, 1988

The Oakland A’s called up catcher Bruce Robinson from their AAA club in Vancouver, filling a roster spot made available by the Glenn Burke injury. After joining the club on April 25th, Robinson was called on to pinch-hit in his first major league at-bat, and singled…

Brewer Sal Bando re-injured his ankle in a collision with teammate Bill Travers, and will be out of action for five games. This is the second time this season Bando has missed games due to injuries…

Jim Palmer set a Statis Pro 1978 Replay record by taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning against Boston. The previous best no-hit bid had been taken into the fifth inning…

Steve Ontiveros has been throwing during Cubs pre-game practices, and says he’ll be ready for his day on May 2nd. “The arm’s loosening up good, and I’m feeling only a slight pain in my shoulder,” he said during an ESPN interview. “But I’ll be ready, that’s for sure. I’ve waited eight years for this…”

NL – April 25

In Atlanta, pinch-hitter Brian Asselstine’s single knocked in Joe Nolan from second in the last of the ninth as the Braves nipped the Giants 4-3…Bob Watson’s two home runs, his 4th and 5th of the year, powered Houston to a 7-1 drubbing of San Diego at the Astrodome… Replacement starter Woodie Fryman ended St Louis’ modest 5-game winning streak with a 6-hit, 2-0 victory at Olympic Stadium in Montreal…Fine pitching by Larry Christenson and a Garry Maddox grand slam helped host Philadelphia to a rain-shortened 7-0 win over Chicago…The Reds took control of first place in the West by defeating the Dodgers 3-2 in 11 innings…The Mets stomped the Pirates 4-1 at Shea Stadium…

AL – April 25

In a pitchers duel at Memorial Stadium, Ron Guidry outlasted Jim Palmer and earned his fourth win as New York topped Baltimore 1-0…Dennis Eckersley also notched his fourth win of the season, throwing a 4-hit shutout as the Red Sox defeated the Brewers 2-0…Trying to end a 7-game losing skid, California took a 2-0 lead into the ninth versus Seattle, only to see it evaporate when starter Nolan Ryan allowed two Mariner runs to score. Angels reliever Dave LaRoche then served up a homer to Bruce Bochte in the tenth, but Carney Lansford and Brian Downing drilled clutch solo HR’s in their half, sending California to a 4-3 win…At Exhibition Stadium, Indian hitters tore apart four Blue Jay pitchers, pounding 18 hits in an 8-2 win. Center fielder Jim Norris went 5-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, and a home run…The Twins won again, improving their record to 17-4 with a close 3-2 victory over Oakland. Dave Goltz became the major league’s first 5-game winner and pitched his fourth complete game of the season…Texas slugged 15 hits while scoring only four runs, but it was enough as they defeated Kansas City 4-2…White Sox pitcher Rich Hinton’s throwing error in the top of the 11th allowed Tiger Alan Trammell to score the go-ahead run, and Detroit was able to hold on for a wild 8-7 victory at Comiskey Park. John Hiller (3-0) earned the victory in relief of Milt Wilcox and Jack Morris. Jim Willoughby (0-1) took the loss…

April 26, 1978

San Francisco (Blue 2-2) vs Atlanta (PNiekro 0-3)
Chicago (Lamp 1-2) vs Philadelphia (Ruthven 1-1)
Los Angeles (Rau 1-2) vs Cincinnati (Bonham 2-2)
San Diego (Owchinko 2-1) vs Houston (Dixon 0-0)
St Louis (BForsch 2-2) vs Montreal (Schatzeder 1-2)
Pittsburgh (Blyleven 2-2) vs New York (Swan 2-2)

Seattle (Honeycutt 2-1) vs California (Tanana 1-2)
Detroit (Rozema 2-0) vs Chicago (Kravec 0-2)
Cleveland (Waits 2-1) vs Texas (DEllis 2-0)
Toronto (Underwood 3-1) vs Kansas City (Gura 1-2)
Minnesota (Zahn 2-1) vs Oakland (Keough 2-2)
Boston (Torrez 1-1) vs Milwaukee (Caldwell 3-1)


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