April 11, 1980 - Phillies 6, Montreal 3

Pete Rose before the opener.
Pete Rose before the opener.

In the opening game of the 1980 season, Steve Carlton went the distance in earning the victory for the Phillies.  It was a low-strikeout game for him (only six), and the Expos managed to get eight hits, but Carlton walked only one in taking the season opener. The game was nearly over in the first inning when Greg Luzinski hit a three-run home run. Steve Rogers took the loss for the Expos.  Six different Phillies scored one run each.

NL East Standings after games of April 11, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

1

0

1

-

Cardinals

1

1

0.5

½

Cubs

1

1

0.5

½

Mets

1

1

0.5

½

Pirates

1

1

0.5

½

Expos

0

1

0

1

 

Boxscore: Phillies 6, Expos 3

 

Montreal

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

-

3

Phillies

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

x

-

6

 

 

 

Montreal

AB

R

H

RBI

LeFlore, LF

4

0

2

0

Scott, 2B

4

1

1

0

Dawson, CF

4

0

0

0

Valentine, RF

4

0

1

1

Parrish, 3B

4

1

2

0

Carter, C

4

1

1

2

Cromartie, 1B

4

0

1

0

Speier, SS

3

0

0

0

Bahnsen, P

0

0

0

0

Macha, PH

0

0

0

0

Rogers, P

2

0

0

0

Almon, SS

2

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

3

8

3

 

 

 

Montreal

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Rogers (L, 0-1)

6

5

4

4

2

3

Bahnsen

2

1

2

0

1

0

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, LF

3

1

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

2

1

Maddox, CF

2

1

0

1

Schmidt, 3B

3

1

0

0

Luzinski, LF

4

1

1

3

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

2

0

Carlton, P

3

1

0

0

TOTALS

31

6

6

5

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 1-0)

9

8

3

3

1

6

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Luzinski.

 

E- LeFlore (1), Almon (1), Bowa (1). 2B- Parrish 2 (2), McBride 2 (2). 3B- Cromartie (1), Valentine (1). HR- Carter (1), Luzinski (1). CS- LeFlore (1). SF- Maddox. WP- None. T- 2:07. A- 48,460.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Expos

3

8

2

6

Phillies

6

6

1

5

Starting Lineups

 

 

Montreal Expos

Philadelphia Phillies

1

LeFlore LF

Rose 1B

2

Scott 2B

McBride RF

3

Dawson CF

Maddox CF

4

Valentine RF

Schmidt 3B

5

Parrish 3B

Luzinski LF

6

Carter C

Boone C

7

Cromartie 1B

Bowa SS

8

Speier SS

Trillo 2B

9

Rogers P

Carlton P

 

Game Summary

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EXPOS 1ST: LeFlore singled to right; LeFlore was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Scott grounded out (third to first); Dawson made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride made an out to center; Maddox walked; Schmidt walked [Maddox to second]; Luzinski homered [Maddox scored, Schmidt scored]; Boone made an out to shortstop; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

EXPOS 2ND: Valentine made an out to center; Parrish doubled to center; Carter grounded out (third to first); Cromartie struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Bowa was called out on strikes; Trillo singled to right; Carlton grounded out (second to first) [Trillo to
second]; Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

EXPOS 3RD: Speier made an out to second; Rogers grounded out (shortstop to first); LeFlore grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: McBride grounded out (first to pitcher); Maddox grounded out (third to first); Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

EXPOS 4TH: Scott reached on an error by Bowa; Dawson grounded out (third to first) [Scott to second]; Valentine grounded out (shortstop to first) [Scott to third]; Parrish popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski grounded out (third to first); Boone singled to left; Bowa forced Boone (shortstop to second); Trillo singled to right [Bowa scored, Trillo to second (on throw)]; Carlton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 4.

 

EXPOS 5TH: Carter grounded out (third to first); Cromartie tripled to center; Speier reached on a fielder's choice [Cromartie out at home (pitcher to catcher)]; Rogers was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose made an out to center; McBride doubled to right; Maddox made an out to second; Schmidt popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 4.

 

EXPOS 6TH: LeFlore made an out to center; Scott singled to center; Dawson made an out to right; Valentine tripled to left [Scott scored]; Parrish struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Boone grounded out (third to first); Bowa made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 4.

 

EXPOS 7TH: Carter made an out to right; Cromartie popped to third in foul territory; Speier made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: BAHNSEN REPLACED SPEIER (PITCHING); ALMON REPLACED ROGERS (PLAYING SS); Trillo made an out to left; Carlton reached on an error by Almon; Rose walked [Carlton to second]; McBride
doubled to center [Carlton scored (unearned), Rose to third]; Maddox hit a sacrifice fly to center [Rose scored (unearned)];
Schmidt made an out to center; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 6.

 

EXPOS 8TH: Almon grounded out (shortstop to first); LeFlore singled to right; Scott struck out; Dawson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Luzinski made an out to center; Boone reached on an error by LeFlore [Boone to second]; Bowa grounded out (second to first); Trillo made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 6.

 

EXPOS 9TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Valentine struck out; Parrish doubled to left; Carter homered [Parrish scored]; Cromartie made an out to left; MACHA BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; Macha walked; Almon made an out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 3, Phillies 6.