August 7, 1980 - Phillies 3, St. Louis 2

The Phils still did not hit well, getting only four hits on the night. However, they made the most of the hits that they did manage to receive, scoring one more than the Cardinals to help Steve Carlton win his 17th game of the season. Carlton went just one batter short of a complete game, giving up two runs (one was unearned) and six hits through 8-2/3 innings. Tug McGraw retired that last batter (Ken Oberkfell) to earn his 11th save. The Phils got three of their four hits in the decisive fifth inning. Trillo doubled, Bowa singled, and Carlton singled to knock in the three Phillies runs. The win put the Phils back within three games of the division-leading Montreal Expos.

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NL East Standings after games of August 7, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

60

47

.561

-

Pirates

59

48

.551

1

Phillies

55

48

.534

3

Mets

52

55

.486

8

Cardinals

47

58

.448

12

Cubs

44

61

.419

15

Boxscore: Phillies 3, Cardinals 2

St. Louis

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

-

2

Phillies

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

X

-

3

 

St. Louis

AB

R

H

RBI

Herr, 2B

5

0

1

0

Scott, CF

4

0

0

0

Hernandez, 1B

2

0

1

0

Simmons, C

4

0

0

0

Hendrick, RF

4

1

1

0

Landrum, LF

4

1

0

0

Retiz, 3B

4

0

1

0

Ramsey, SS

4

0

2

2

Fulgham, P

2

0

0

0

K. Smith, PH

1

0

0

0

Littlefield, P

0

0

0

0

Swisher, PH

0

0

0

0

Oberkfell, PR

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

2

6

2

 

St. Louis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Fulgham (L, 3-4)

6

4

3

3

2

6

Littlefield

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

L. Smith, LF

4

0

0

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

0

1

0

McBride, RF

3

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

1

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

3

1

0

0

Trillo, 3B

3

1

1

0

Bowa, SS

3

1

1

2

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Carlton, P

3

0

1

1

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

27

3

4

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 17-6)

8.2

6

2

1

3

4

McGraw (S, 11)

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Bowa.

E- Schmidt (17). DP- St. Louis 1. 2B- Reitz (25), Hernandez (29), Hendrick (24), Trillo (18). BK- Fulgham (2). T- 1:48. A- 31,397.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Cardinals

2

6

0

8

Phillies

3

4

1

2

 

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Herr 2B

1

Smith LF

Scott CF

2

Rose 1B

Hernandez 1B

3

McBride RF

Simmons C

4

Schmidt 3B

Hendrick RF

5

Maddox CF

Landrum LF

6

Trillo 2B

Reitz 3B

7

Bowa SS

Ramsay SS

8

Boone C

Fulgham P

9

Carlton P

Game Summary

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CARDINALS 1ST: Herr struck out; Scott grounded out (second to first); Hernandez walked; Simmons lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith was called out on strikes; Rose made an out to center; McBride struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick made an out to center; Landrum lined to first; Reitz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Trillo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 3RD: Ramsey made an out to right; Fulgham struck out; Herr struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa made an out to center; Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Carlton grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 4TH: Scott grounded out (third to first); Hernandez grounded out (second to first); Simmons grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Smith struck out; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 5TH: Hendrick made an out to right; Landrum reached on an error by Schmidt [Landrum to second]; Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first) [Landrum to third]; Ramsey singled to shortstop [Landrum scored (unearned)]; Fulgham struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Schmidt walked; Maddox forced Schmidt (shortstop to second) [Maddox to first]; Trillo doubled to left [Maddox to third]; Bowa singled to left [Maddox scored, Trillo scored, Bowa to second (on throw to home)]; Boone struck out; Carlton singled to right [Bowa scored]; Fulgham balked [Carlton to second]; Smith struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

CARDINALS 6TH: Herr singled to shortstop; Scott made an out to right; Hernandez walked [Herr to second]; Simmons made an out to right [Herr to third]; Hendrick forced Hernandez (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose singled to right; McBride made an out to center; Schmidt walked [Rose to second]; Maddox lined into a double play (second to shortstop) [Rose out at second]; 0 R, 1 bH, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

CARDINALS 7TH: Landrum made an out to right; Reitz doubled to third; Ramsey grounded out (third to first); SMITH BATTED FOR FULGHAM; Smith popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: LITTLEFIELD REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Trillo lined to center; Bowa made an out to right; Boone made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

CARDINALS 8TH: Herr grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott grounded out (second to first); Hernandez doubled to shortstop; Simmons made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Carlton made an out to left; Smith grounded out (pitcher to first); Rose grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 3.

 

CARDINALS 9TH: GROSS REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING LF); Hendrick doubled to center; Landrum grounded out (shortstop to first); Reitz made an out to right [Hendrick to third]; Ramsey singled to right [Hendrick scored]; SWISHER BATTED FOR LITTLEFIELD; Swisher walked [Ramsey to second]; OBERKFELL RAN FOR SWISHER; MCGRAW REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); Herr forced Oberkfell (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Phillies 3.