August 17, 1980 - Game 2 - Phillies 4, New York 1

The Phils must have had the Mets' number this weekend, because there was a strange confluence of good pitching and good luck from Randy Lerch. The Phils' struggling lefthander went 6-2/3 strong innings (four hits, one earned run) before leaving in favor of Ron Reed, who shut the door for the Phillies. Lerch earned just win number four in 17 decisions, while Reed got save number eight. Garry Maddox hit his second homer of the double-header for the Phillies, off Mets starter Roy Lee Jackson, who lost his fourth game. Bake McBride had two hits and a double, and Pete Rose, Maddox and Larry Bowa each had a pair of hits fort the Phillies. The Phils' double-header (and a five game series!) sweep coupled with the Pirates and Expos splitting their double-header, led to the Phillies pulling to within 3½ games of the division lead.

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NL East Standings after games of August 17, 1980 (Game 2)

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

67

51

.568

-

Expos

65

53

.551

2

Phillies

62

53

.539

Mets

56

62

.475

11

Cardinals

51

64

.443

14½

Cubs

49

67

.422

17

Boxscore: Phillies 4, Mets 1

Phillies

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

-

4

New York

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

4

1

1

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

5

1

2

0

Unser, 1B

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

0

0

1

McBride, RF

4

0

2

0

Trillo, 2B

4

1

1

0

G. Maddox, CF

4

1

2

2

Bowa, SS

4

0

2

0

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Lerch, P

3

0

0

0

Reed, P

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

4

10

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (W, 4-13)

6.2

4

1

1

4

2

Reed (S, 8)

2.1

2

0

0

0

1

 

New York

AB

R

H

RBI

Henderson, LF

4

0

0

0

Almon, SS

3

0

0

0

Mazzilli, 1B

3

0

0

0

Youngblood, RF

4

0

0

0

Morales, CF

4

1

3

0

E. Maddox, 3B

4

0

1

0

Trevino, C

3

0

2

0

Flynn, 2B

3

0

0

1

Jackson, P

1

0

0

0

Moreno, PH

1

0

0

0

Hausman, P

0

0

0

0

Norman, PH

0

0

0

0

Reardon, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

1

6

1

 

New York

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Jackson (L, 1-4)

5

7

4

4

1

3

Hausman

2

3

0

0

1

0

Reardon

2

0

0

0

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- G. Maddox.

E- Henderson (5), Almon (7), E. Maddox (12). DP- Philadelphia 2, New York 2. 2B- McBride (24). HR- G. Maddox (9). SB- Smith (27), Bowa (14), Almon (2). SF- Schmidt (8), Flynn (3). WP- Reed (5). T- 2:13. A- 25,458.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

4

10

0

7

Mets

1

6

3

7

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

New York Mets

Smith LF

1

Henderson LF

Rose 1B

2

Almon SS

Schmidt 3B

3

Mazzilli 1B

McBride RF

4

Youngblood RF

Trillo 2B

5

Morales CF

G. Maddox CF

6

E. Maddox 3B

Bowa SS

7

Trevino C

Boone C

8

Flynn 2B

Lerch P

9

Jackson P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith struck out; Rose made an out to center; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

METS 1ST: Henderson popped to second; Almon walked; Almon stole second; Mazzilli made an out to right; Youngblood struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: McBride grounded out (second to first); Trillo grounded out (pitcher to first); Maddox singled to center; Bowa singled to catcher [Maddox to second]; Boone popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0.

 

METS 2ND: Morales singled to left; Maddox made an out to right; Trevino singled to right [Morales to third]; Flynn hit a sacrifice fly to right [Morales scored]; Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Lerch grounded out (second to first); Smith walked; Smith stole second; Rose grounded out (second to first) [Smith to third]; Schmidt was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 1.

 

METS 3RD: Henderson made an out to right; Almon grounded out (shortstop to first); Mazzilli grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride made an out to right; Trillo singled to right; Maddox homered [Trillo scored]; Bowa made an out to left; Boone grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1.

 

METS 4TH: Youngblood grounded out (second to first); Morales singled to center; Maddox grounded out (third to first) [Morales to second]; Trevino walked; Flynn lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Lerch grounded out (second to first); Smith singled to left; Rose singled to left [Smith scored (error by Henderson), Rose to third (error by Maddox)]; Schmidt hit a sacrifice fly to left [Rose scored]; McBride doubled to left; Trillo grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

METS 5TH: MORENO BATTED FOR JACKSON; Moreno struck out; Henderson grounded out (second to first); Almon popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: HAUSMAN REPLACED MORENO (PITCHING); Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa singled to left; Bowa stole second; Boone walked; Lerch grounded out (first unassisted) [Bowa to third, Boone to second]; Smith grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

METS 6TH: Mazzilli walked; Youngblood grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Mazzilli out at second]; Morales grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Rose singled to right; Schmidt made an out to right; McBride singled to second [Rose to second]; Trillo grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [McBride out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

METS 7TH: Maddox singled to left; Trevino forced Maddox (second to shortstop); Flynn grounded out (pitcher to first) [Trevino to second]; NORMAN BATTED FOR HAUSMAN; Norman walked; REED REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Reed threw a wild pitch [Trevino to third, Norman to second]; Henderson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: REARDON REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); Maddox popped to first; Bowa popped to second; Boone made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

METS 8TH: Almon struck out; Mazzilli made an out to center; Youngblood grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Reed reached on an error by Almon [Reed to first]; Smith struck out; Rose grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Reed out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.

 

METS 9TH: GROSS REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING LF); UNSER REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 1B); Morales singled to right; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Morales out at second]; Trevino singled to center; Flynn made an out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Mets 1.