TWISP Notes #5

TWISP Notes
March 8, 1988

CALDWELL HURLS FIRST SP78 1-HITTER

County Stadium, Milwaukee (AP) – Mike Caldwell of the Milwaukee Brewers pitched the first one-hitter in Statis Pro ‘78 history April 26th against the Boston Red Sox, allowing only a sixth-inning infield single to Butch Hobson.

Caldwell had little trouble holding the potent Bosox sluggers at bay. His only real scare came in the fifth, when leadoff hitter Jim Rice drilled a full-count pitch deep to the wall in left, which was snared by Ben Oglivie for the defensive play of the game.

While improving his record to 4-1, Caldwell struck out six and walked only two. It was his fifth complete game in five starts, a major league-leading mark.

A crowd of 1 was on hand to give Caldwell a standing ovation after the final out. The SP78 commissioner was also present, and received the game ball from the jubilant Caldwell during post-game interviews.

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An SP78 Replay record was tied April 26th in Anaheim as Angels shortstop Jim Anderson slugged three doubles, equaling a mark for most two-baggers hit in a game. For the year, Anderson has eight hits, five of which are doubles…

In their previous two games, Houston has outscored San Diego 18-1…

The Twins’ five losses have come against just two teams: the A’s (3) and the Mariners (2)…

CBS Radio is carrying all three games of the upcoming Twins-Yankees series, and NBC TV will telecast nationally the second game of the set, April 29th at Metropolitan Stadium. Game 2 will feature a pitching matchup between Catfish Hunter and Dave Goltz…

NL – April 26

In 13 innings, Atlanta defeated San Francisco 4-1 on a three-run homer by Bob Horner. Craig Skok (1-0) earned the win in relief…Art Howe knocked in three runs with his 2nd HR of the year and Luis Pujols added two more with a triple as the Astros crushed the visiting Padres for the second day in a row. Tom Dixon, making his first start on the mound, gained the complete-game 11-0 victory…Cubs third baseman Rodney Scott had four of Chicago’s 18 hits as the Cubs stomped the Phillies 7-1, avenging their same-score loss of the previous day…Dodger hitters erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning at Riverfront Stadium against the Reds, moving into a first-place tie with Cincinnati by winning 7-1. Johnny Bench crushed two singles in a losing cause…At Olympic Stadium, the red-hot St Louis Cardinals edged the Expos 2-1, getting fine pitching performances from starter Bob Forsch and Mark Littell…Pittsburgh beat New York…

AL – April 26

At Comiskey Park, Rusty Staub’s two home runs powered the division-leading Tigers to a 5-3 win over the slumping White Sox…The tough Oakland A’s once again proved to be a thorn in the side of the Minnesota Twins, coming up with five runs in the eighth to win 5-3. Matt Keough improved his record to 3-2, while Geoff Zahn became the first Twins two-game loser…A John Mayberry HR pushed Toronto to a 3-1 win over Kansas City…California won its second in a row for the first time this season, handing the fading Mariners a 10-3 drubbing at Anaheim Stadium…Cleveland’s game at Texas was halted after the second inning due to rain, and will be replayed as part of a doubleheader April 27th…

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