April 23, 1980 - New York 3, Phillies 2

Mike Schmidt gets tangled up with Mets second baseman Doug Flynn.
Mike Schmidt gets tangled up with Mets second baseman Doug Flynn.

The story today was missed opportunities. The Phillies had twelve hits during the course of the game but could only score two runs, and left thirteen on base. Larry Christenson managed only one inning of work before being lifted for Ron Reed. He would also miss his next start before pitching against the Dodgers on May 3. The Mets only had seven hits, but managed to score an unearned run in the sixth to pin the loss on Lerrin LaGrow.

 

Phils' Record: 5-6

 

Place: Tied for 3rd with the Expos, 2½ games behind the Pirates.

NL East Standings after games of April 23, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

8

4

.667

-

Cubs

6

4

.600

1

Expos

5

6

.454

Phillies

5

6

.454

Cardinals

5

7

.416

3

Mets

4

7

.416

3

 

Boxscore: Mets 3, Phillies 2

 

New York

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

-

3

Phillies

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

-

2

 

 

 

New York

AB

R

H

RBI

Taveras, SS

4

0

1

0

Stearns, C

4

2

2

0

Mazzilli, 1B

2

1

1

0

Youngblood, RF

4

0

1

2

Morales, CF

4

0

0

0

Norman, LF

3

0

0

0

Cardenal, PH-LF

1

0

0

0

Maddox, 3B

4

0

1

0

Flynn, 2B

4

0

1

0

Bomback, P

3

0

0

0

Allen, P

0

0

0

0

Glynn, P

1

0

0

0

Reardon, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

3

7

2

 

 

 

New York

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Bomback (W, 1-0)

7

8

1

1

1

3

Allen

0.1

3

1

1

0

0

Glynn

1.1

1

0

0

1

0

Reardon (S, 1)

0.1

0

0

0

1

1

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

0

1

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, 2B

1

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

5

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

1

3

0

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

Moreland, C

4

0

1

1

Smith, PR

0

0

0

0

Noles, P

1

0

0

0

Lerch, PH

1

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

2

0

Aguayo, 2B

3

1

2

0

Unser, PH

0

0

0

0

Boone, PH-C

1

0

0

0

Christenson, P

0

0

0

0

Reed, P

1

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

1

1

LaGrow, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, PH-RF

2

0

1

0

TOTALS

39

2

12

2

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Christenson

1

1

1

1

0

0

Reed

4

2

0

0

1

1

LaGrow (L, 0-2)

2

1

1

0

0

1

McGraw

1

2

1

1

1

1

Noles

1

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

Game-winning RBI- None.

E- Aguayo (1). DP- New York 1. 2B- Stearns (7), Taveras (5), Mazzilli (3), Flynn (3), Schmidt (3), G. Maddox (5). 3B- Aguayo (1), Gross (1). SB- Mazzilli (5), Youngblood (3). CS- E. Maddox (3). HBP- Christenson (1, Mazzilli). WP- Christenson. T- 2:53. A- 23,025.

 

Starting Lineups

 

 

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

1

Taveras SS

Rose 1B

2

Stearn C

McBride RF

3

Mazzilli 1B

Maddox CF

4

Youngblood RF

Schmidt 3B

5

Morales CF

Luzinski LF

6

Norman LF

Moreland C

7

Maddox 3B

Bowa SS

8

Flynn 2B

Aguayo 2B

9

Bomback P

Christenson P

 

 

Game Summary

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METS 1ST: Taveras popped to first in foul territory; Stearns doubled to center; Mazzilli was hit by a pitch; Christenson
threw a wild pitch [Stearns to third, Mazzilli to second]; Youngblood grounded out (shortstop to first) [Stearns scored, Mazzilli to third]; Morales lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (first unassisted); McBride grounded out (first to pitcher); Maddox grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

METS 2ND: REED REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Norman grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox singled to center; Maddox was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Flynn grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt singled to third; Luzinski struck out; Moreland made an out to right; Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

METS 3RD: Bomback popped to second; Taveras doubled to center; Stearns popped to first in foul territory; Mazzilli walked; Youngblood struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Aguayo singled to center; Reed struck out; Rose made an out to center; McBride grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

METS 4TH: Morales grounded out (shortstop to first); Norman made an out to center; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt singled to left; Luzinski forced Schmidt (shortstop to second); Moreland reached on an error by Taveras [Luzinski to second]; Bowa popped to shortstop [Moreland out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

METS 5TH: Flynn made an out to left; Bomback grounded out (third to first); Taveras popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Aguayo tripled to left; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR REED; G. Vukovich singled to center [Aguayo scored]; Rose singled to left [G. Vukovich to second]; McBride made an out to second; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Rose out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Phillies 1.

 

METS 6TH: LAGROW REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Stearns made an out to center; Mazzilli doubled to right; Mazzilli stole third; Youngblood reached on an error by Aguayo [Mazzilli scored (unearned)]; Youngblood stole second; Morales made an out toright; Norman grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Phillies 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Moreland forced Schmidt (shortstop to second); Bowa singled to second [Moreland to second]; Aguayo grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Phillies 1.

 

METS 7TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Flynn grounded out (third to first); Bomback was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Phillies 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: GROSS BATTED FOR LAGROW; Gross tripled to center; Rose lined to second; McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Phillies 1.

 

METS 8TH: MCGRAW REPLACED MCBRIDE (PITCHING); GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Taveras walked; Stearns singled to first [Taveras to second]; Mazzilli forced Taveras (pitcher to third) [Stearns to second]; Youngblood singled to center [Stearns scored, Mazzilli to second]; Morales was called out on strikes; CARDENAL BATTED FOR NORMAN; Cardenal made an out to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Phillies 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: CARDENAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); ALLEN REPLACED BOMBACK (PITCHING); Schmidt doubled to left; Luzinski made an out to right; Moreland singled to center [Schmidt
scored, Moreland to second (on throw to home)]; SMITH RAN FOR MORELAND; Bowa singled to pitcher [Smith to third]; UNSER BATTED FOR AGUAYO; GLYNN REPLACED ALLEN (PITCHING); BOONE BATTED FOR UNSER; Boone made an out to center; Gross made an out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Phillies 2.

 

METS 9TH: J. VUKOVICH REPLACED MCGRAW (PLAYING 2B); BOONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); NOLES REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Maddox made an out to right; Flynn doubled to left; Glynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Rose made an out to right; J. Vukovich made an out to shortstop; Maddox doubled to left; Schmidt walked; REARDON REPLACED GLYNN (PITCHING); Luzinski walked [Maddox to third, Schmidt to second]; LERCH BATTED FOR NOLES; Lerch struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Mets 3, Phillies 2.