August 31, 1980

Bob Walk, who had started the year 6-0, had struggled since, and that continued in the final game in San Diego.  Walk held on until the sixth, when a five-run outburst from the Padres knocked him out, and the Phillies, who went into the inninng with a 3-1 lead, never recovered.  Ron Reed didn't fare much better, giving up an additional five runs after taking over for Walk, and the Padres won in a bit of a laugher.

NL East Standings after games of August 31, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

70

61

.534

-

Phillies

68

60

.531

½

Expos

69

61

.531

½

Mets

59

71

.454

10½

Cardinals

57

71

.445

11½

Cubs

51

77

.398

17½

Scoreboard

National League

 

PHI N   0 0 0   2 1 0   0 0 0 -  3  7 2

SD  N   0 0 0   0 1 5   1 3 x - 10 11 1

WP: Lucas (5-7)

LP: Walk (9-4)

SV: Fingers (18)

 

HOU N   2 0 1   0 0 2   0 1 1 -   7 13 2

CHI N   1 0 0   2 0 0   0 2 3 -   8 15 1

WP: Tidrow (6-5)

LP: LaCorte (8-4)

HR: Cabell (2), Cruz (8)

 

 

MON N   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   0 4 0 (1)

LA  N   1 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 x -   2 6 0

 BOX+PBP

WP: Reuss (16-4)

LP: Rogers (12-10)

 

MON N   1 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   2  7 1 (2)

LA  N   0 5 0   0 1 0   0 1 x -   7 14 1

WP: Sutton (9-4)

LP: Palmer (6-4)

HR: LeFlore (4), Cromartie (11), Cey (21), Monday (7), Ferguson 2 (7)

 

CIN N   0 1 0   0 0 4   0 0 0 -   5 10 1

PIT N   2 0 1   1 0 0   0 0 0 -   4  5 2

WP: LaCoss (8-10)

LP: Blyleven (7-10)

SV: Soto (2)

HR: Foster (21)

 

NY N   0 4 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  4  7 0 (1)

SF N   1 0 0   0 0 5   1 4 x - 11 13 0

WP: Lavelle (6-6)

LP: Falcone (6-9)

SV: Holland (5)

 

NY N   0 0 2   0 2 0   0 0 0 -   4  9 3 (2)

SF N   0 2 1   1 0 1   0 4 x -   9 16 2

WP: Montefusco (4-6)

LP: Miller (0-1)

SV: Minton (17)

 

ATL N   0 1 0   0 1 1   0 3 0 -   6 11 0

STL N   0 0 0   2 0 0   0 0 0 -   2  7 0

WP: Niekro (12-14)

LP: Otten (0-5)

HR: Murphy (25), Hendrick (23)

 

American League

 

CAL A   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   0 3 2

BAL A   0 0 0   3 0 1   1 0 x -   5 9 0

WP: McGregor (16-7)

LP: Knapp (2-11)

HR: Singleton (18)

 

OAK A   0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   1 7 0

BOS A   0 0 2   2 0 0   1 0 x -   5 8 0

WP: Tudor (6-2)

LP: Norris (18-8)

SV: Stanley (13)

HR: Hoffman (4)

 

CHI A   2 0 0   0 0 0   0 5 3 - 10 10 1 (1)

CLE A   0 4 0   0 0 0   1 1 2 -  8 12 2

WP: Hoyt (6-2)

LP: Cruz (5-6)

SV: Farmer (23)

HR: Lemon (8), Manning (3)

 

CHI A   4 0 0   0 0 0   0 3 1 -   8 14 1 (2)

CLE A   0 0 0   0 0 0   3 1 3 -   7 10 0

WP: Trout (8-12)

LP: Grimsley (4-4)

SV: Farmer (24)

HR: Charboneau (21), Harrah (10)

 

MIL A   2 1 0   5 0 0   1 0 2 -  11 14 0

DET A   0 0 3   3 0 0   0 0 0 -   6  8 0

WP: Cleveland (9-8)

LP: Schatzeder (8-10)

HR: Cooper (20), Thomas (32), Davis (4), Money (16), Papi (2)

 

TEX A   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 3 0 -   3 10 1

KC  A   0 1 0   1 1 0   0 0 1 -   4  7 0

WP: Quisenberry (11-5)

LP: Lyle (3-2)

HR: Sample (3), Zisk (19)

 

SEA A   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 1 -   1 6 0

NY  A   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   0 6 2

WP: Rawley (7-6)

LP: Guidry (13-10)

 

MIN A   0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -   1  5 1

TOR A   0 0 2   0 0 5   0 0 x -   7 11 1

WP: Clancy (13-10)

LP: Koosman (11-12)

HR: Bailor (1)