August 14, 1980 - Phillies 8, New York 1

Looking back on this series, it seems like it was the soon-to-be World Champions beating up on a bad, bad ball club. If you just look at the final standings, that opinion would seem to bear out. However, going into the series, it did not look that way. Before this game, the Mets were just 2½ games behind the Phils, and just one game below .500. If the Mets had swept this series, it could have been them giving chase to the Expos and Pirates in September. Happily, that was not the case. In this game, Mike Schmidt continued his torrid hitting, going 2-for-4 with a double and his third home run in four games. He knocked in half of the Phils' eight runs, which was more than enough for starter Nino Espinosa, who pitched perhaps his finest game of the season, completing a five-hit performance and earning his third win of the season. Bob Boone also had three hits on the day.

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NL East Standings after games of August 14, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

64

50

.561

-

Pirates

64

50

.561

-

Phillies

58

53

.523

Mets

56

58

.491

8

Cardinals

51

61

.455

12

Cubs

46

67

.407

17½

Boxscore: Phillies 8, Mets 1

Phillies

0

0

2

1

1

0

2

1

1

-

8

New York

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

-

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

3

2

1

0

Gross, LF

1

0

1

1

Rose, 1B

4

1

1

0

Unser, 1B

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

5

2

4

4

J. Vukovich, 3B

0

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

1

G. Vukovich, RF

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

5

0

1

0

G. Maddox, CF

5

0

1

1

Bowa, SS

5

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

2

3

1

Espinosa, P

3

1

1

0

TOTALS

39

8

14

8

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Espinosa (W, 3-3)

9

5

1

1

2

3

 

New York

AB

R

H

RBI

Taveras, SS

4

0

0

0

E. Maddox, 3B

3

0

0

0

Glynn, P

0

0

0

0

Mazzilli, CF

3

0

1

0

Morales, CF

1

0

0

0

Washington, LF

4

1

3

1

Youngblood, RF

3

0

0

0

Jorgensen, 1B

4

0

1

0

Trevino, C-3B

3

0

0

0

Flynn, 2B

3

0

0

0

Zachry, P

1

0

0

0

Norman, PH

1

0

0

0

Miller, P

0

0

0

0

Benton, PH-C

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

31

1

5

1

 

New York

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Zachry (L, 6-6)

5

6

4

3

1

3

Miller

3

6

3

3

1

2

Glynn

1

2

1

1

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Smith (3), Trevino (10). DP- Philadelphia 2. 2B- Schmidt (16), Jorgensen (10). HR- Boone (9), Schmidt (31), Washington (7). SB- Smith 2 (26). SH- Espinosa (3). CI- Trevino (Rose). IBB- Miller (2, McBride). T- 2:12. A- 20,149.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

8

14

1

8

Mets

1

5

1

5

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

New York Mets

Smith LF

1

Taveras SS

Rose 1B

2

E. Maddox 3B

Schmidt 3B

3

Mazzilli CF

McBride RF

4

Washington LF

Trillo 2B

5

Youngblood RF

G. Maddox CF

6

Jorgensen 1B

Bowa SS

7

Trevino C

Boone C

8

Flynn 2B

Espinosa P

9

Zachry P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); Schmidt singled to left; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

METS 1ST: Taveras made an out to left; Maddox reached on an error by Smith [Maddox to first]; Mazzilli grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Maddox out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo lined to shortstop; Maddox grounded out (third to first); Bowa popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

METS 2ND: Washington singled to center; Youngblood grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Washington out at second]; Jorgensen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone struck out; Espinosa singled to third; Smith walked [Espinosa to second]; Rose reached on catcher's interference by Trevino [Espinosa to third, Smith to second]; Schmidt singled to left [Espinosa scored, Smith scored (unearned), Rose to second]; McBride grounded out (first unassisted) [Rose to third, Schmidt to second]; Trillo was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 0.

 

METS 3RD: Trevino grounded out (second to first); Flynn grounded out (third to first); Zachry grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Bowa grounded out (third to first); Boone homered; Espinosa made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Mets 0.

 

METS 4TH: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox made an out to center; Mazzilli singled to left; Washington singled to right [Mazzilli to second]; Youngblood walked [Mazzilli to third, Washington to second]; Jorgensen made an out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 3, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Smith struck out; Rose singled to center; Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rose to second]; McBride singled to center [Rose scored]; Trillo made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 0.

 

METS 5TH: Trevino grounded out (third to first); Flynn struck out; NORMAN BATTED FOR ZACHRY; Norman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: MILLER REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); Maddox struck out; Bowa made an out to right; Boone singled to left; Espinosa was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 0.

 

METS 6TH: Taveras made an out to first; Maddox grounded out (third to first); Mazzilli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Smith singled to center; Smith stole second; Smith stole third; Rose made an out to left; Schmidt doubled to left [Smith scored]; McBride was walked intentionally; Trillo made an out to center; Maddox singled to left [Schmidt scored, McBride to third, Maddox out at second (third to shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 6, Mets 0.

 

METS 7TH: GROSS REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING LF); Washington homered; Youngblood lined to shortstop; Jorgensen doubled to center; Trevino grounded out (third to first); Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 6, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: MORALES REPLACED MAZZILLI (PLAYING CF); Bowa made an out to left; Boone singled to left; Espinosa out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Boone to second]; Gross singled to center [Boone scored, Gross to second (on throw to home)]; Rose reached on a fielder's choice [Gross out at third (shortstop to third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Mets 1.

 

METS 8TH: BENTON BATTED FOR MILLER; Benton struck out; Taveras grounded out (second to first); Maddox walked; Morales made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: GLYNN REPLACED MADDOX (PITCHING); BENTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); TREVINO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Schmidt homered; McBride grounded out (third to first); Trillo singled to right; Maddox struck out; Bowa forced Trillo (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 1.

 

METS 9TH: UNSER REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 1B); J. VUKOVICH REPLACED SCHMIDT (PLAYING 3B); G. VUKOVICH REPLACED MCBRIDE (PLAYING RF); Washington made an out to right; Youngblood made an out to left; Jorgensen grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 8, Mets 1.