August 2, 1980 - Cincinnati 2, Phillies 0

In a classic pitching duel, Steve Carlton was very, very good. He pitched eight innings, struck out ten Red batters, gave up seven hits and just two runs. Unfortunately for the Phils, he did not pitch as well this evening as did Reds starter Mike LaCoss. Going into the game sporting a fat 5.19 ERA for the season, LaCoss pitched a complete game shutout, keeping the Phils' sputtering offense scoreless despite also giving up seven hits. The Reds scored single runs in both the 7th and 8th innings to clinch the win. Of the Phils, only Manny Trillo (2-for-4) had more than one hit, and Garry Maddox hit the lone extra-base knock, a double in the 9th inning. Montreal caught up to the Pirates for the division lead, and the Phils dropped to 2½ games behind.

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NL East Standings after games of August 2, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

56

45

.554

-

Pirates

56

45

.554

-

Phillies

53

47

.530

Mets

50

51

.495

6

Cardinals

45

57

.441

11½

Cubs

41

58

.414

14

Boxscore: Reds 2, Phillies 0

Cincinnati

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

-

2

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

 

Cincinnati

AB

R

H

RBI

Collins, CF

4

0

0

0

Mejias, CF

0

0

0

0

Oester, 2B

5

0

0

0

Knight, 3B

4

0

1

1

Foster, LF

4

0

0

0

Bench, C

5

0

0

0

Concepcion, SS

3

1

2

0

Driessen, 1B

4

0

2

1

Cruz, LF

3

1

2

0

LaCoss, P

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

2

7

2

 

Cincinnati

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

LaCoss (W, 6-9)

9

7

0

0

1

2

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

4

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

0

1

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

2

0

Aviles, SS

2

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, SS

0

0

0

0

Moreland, PH

1

0

0

0

Boone, C

3

0

1

0

Carlton, P

1

0

0

0

Gross, PH-RF

1

0

1

0

TOTALS

33

0

7

0

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (L, 16-6)

8

7

2

2

5

10

Reed

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Knight.

E- None. DP- None. 2B- Maddox (21). 3B- Concepcion (6). SB- Trillo (5). SH- LaCoss 2 (3), Carlton (6). HBP-Carlton (1, LaCoss). T- 2:28. A- 43,244.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Reds

2

7

0

12

Phillies

0

7

0

8

 

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Collins CF

1

Smith LF

Oester 2B

2

Rose 1B

Knight 3B

3

McBride RF

Foster LF

4

Schmidt 3B

Bench C

5

Maddox CF

Concepcion SS

6

Trillo 2B

Driessen 1B

7

Aviles SS

Cruz RF

8

Boone C

LaCoss P

9

Carlton P

Game Summary

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REDS 1ST: Collins struck out; Oester made an out to right; Knight struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 2ND: Foster made an out to center; Bench was called out on strikes; Concepcion made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt lined to shortstop; Maddox popped to second; Trillo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 3RD: Driessen singled to center; Cruz was called out on strikes; LaCoss reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Driessen to second]; Collins forced LaCoss (third to second) [Driessen to third, Collins to first]; Oester grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Aviles made an out to right; Boone singled to third; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Boone to second]; Smith made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 4TH: Knight made an out to left; Foster walked; Bench struck out; Concepcion singled to center [Foster to second]; Driessen made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Rose made an out to center; McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 5TH: Cruz walked; LaCoss out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Cruz to second]; Collins grounded out (third to first); Oester struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox grounded out (second to first); Trillo singled to center; Trillo stole second; Aviles struck out; Boone walked; Carlton grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 6TH: Knight walked; Foster was called out on strikes; Bench made an out to center; Concepcion walked [Knight to second]; Driessen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Smith grounded out (third to first); Rose struck out; McBride singled to second; Schmidt popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 7TH: Cruz singled to left; LaCoss made an out to first; Collins walked [Cruz to second]; Oester struck out; Knight singled to shortstop [Cruz scored, Collins to second]; Foster grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Trillo singled to center; UNSER BATTED FOR AVILES; Unser made an out to center; Boone grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 8TH: J. VUKOVICH REPLACED UNSER (PLAYING SS); Bench popped to first in foul territory; Concepcion tripled; Driessen singled to right [Concepcion scored]; Cruz singled to center [Driessen to second]; LaCoss was hit by a pitch [Driessen to third, Cruz to second]; Collins was called out on strikes; Oester grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: MEJIAS REPLACED COLLINS (PLAYING CF); GROSS BATTED FOR CARLTON; Gross singled to left; Smith made an out to center; Rose singled to left [Gross to second]; McBride forced Rose (third to second) [Gross to third, McBride to first]; Schmidt forced McBride (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 0.

 

REDS 9TH: GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); REED REPLACED MCBRIDE (PITCHING); Knight popped to second; Foster popped to first; Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Maddox doubled to right; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first) [Maddox to third]; MORELAND BATTED FOR J. VUKOVICH; Moreland popped to catcher in foul territory; Boone grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 0.