August 8, 1980 - Pittsburgh 6, Phillies 5

The Phils rode into Pittsburgh with an up-and-down month behind them. In Pittsburgh, the team would reach perhaps its lowest point of the season. The Phils kept battling, soming back from 3-0 and 5-2 leads, but Pittsburgh would pull out the game, 6-5. Dick Ruthven struggled through five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. Kevin Saucier and Dickie Noles failed to hold down the fort, giving up two more runs in the sixth (formally charged to Saucier). The Phils battled back to tie it in the eighth, partially on the strength of home runs by Garry Maddox (his 7th) and Manny Trillo (2nd). However, Tug McGraw failed to get out of trouble in the eighth inning and the Pirates scored the winning run on Lee Lacy's sacrifice fly. The loss dropped the Phils four games in back of Montreal once more, with the Pirates inching closer to the division lead.

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NL East Standings after games of August 8, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

61

47

.565

-

Pirates

60

48

.556

1

Phillies

55

49

.529

4

Mets

53

55

.491

8

Cardinals

47

59

.443

13

Cubs

44

62

.415

16

Boxscore: Pirates 6, Phillies 5

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

-

5

Pittsburgh

0

0

0

3

0

2

0

1

X

-

6

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

3

2

0

1

Rose, 1B

4

0

3

1

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

0

1

0

Maddox, CF

4

1

1

1

Trillo, 2B

4

1

1

1

Bowa, SS

4

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

1

2

0

Lerch, PR

0

0

0

0

Ruthven, P

1

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

0

0

Saucier, P

0

0

0

0

Noles, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

5

9

4

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven

5

7

3

3

2

0

Saucier

0.1

1

2

2

2

0

Noles

0.2

1

0

0

1

0

McGraw (L, 0-4)

2

1

1

1

2

1

 

Pittsburgh

AB

R

H

RBI

Moreno, CF

5

0

1

0

Foli, SS

4

0

0

0

Parker, RF

3

1

1

0

Stargell, 1B

3

2

1

2

Easler, LF

3

1

2

0

Alexander, PR

0

1

0

0

Berra, 3B

0

0

0

0

Madlock, 3B

2

1

1

1

Romo, P

0

0

0

0

Ott, C

3

0

1

1

Garner, 2B

2

0

1

0

Rhoden, P

3

0

2

1

Tekulve, P

0

0

0

0

Lacy, PH-LF

0

0

0

1

TOTALS

28

6

10

6

 

Pittsburgh

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Rhoden

7

6

4

3

0

4

Tekulve (W, 8-5)

1

2

1

1

1

0

Romo (S, 8)

1

1

0

0

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- Lacy.

E- Boone (14), Easler (2), Madlock (12). DP- Pittsburgh 1. 2B- Boone (15), Rose (31), Easler 2 (12), Madlock (15), Rhoden (1). HR- Maddox (7), Trillo (2), Stargell (11). SB- Moreno 2 (65). CS- Easler (5), Ott (5). SH- Ott (3). SF- Lacy (1). IBB- Saucier (5), Noles (9), McGraw 2 (9). PB- Boone (4). T- 2:25. A- 30,354.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

5

9

1

4

Pirates

6

10

2

7

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Smith LF

1

Moreno CF

Rose 1B

2

Foli SS

McBride RF

3

Parker RF

Schmidt 3B

4

Stargell 1B

Maddox CF

5

Easler LF

Trillo 2B

6

Madlock 3B

Bowa SS

7

Ott C

Boone C

8

Garner 2B

Ruthven P

9

Rhoden P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith struck out; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno lined to right; Foli grounded out (first to pitcher); Parker walked; Stargell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

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

 

PIRATES 2ND: Easler walked; Easler was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Ott lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa lined to third; Boone struck out; Ruthven grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PIRATES 3RD: Garner grounded out (third to first); Rhoden grounded out (third to first); Moreno singled to center; Moreno stole second [Moreno to third (error by Boone)]; Foli grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose singled to shortstop; McBride made an out to left; Schmidt popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PIRATES 4TH: Parker singled to center; Stargell homered [Parker scored]; Easler doubled to left; Madlock doubled to right [Easler scored, Madlock out at third (right to second to shortstop)]; Ott made an out to left; Garner singled to center; Garner was picked off first (catcher to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox made an out to left; Trillo lined to left; Bowa grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 5TH: Rhoden doubled to center; Moreno reached on a fielder's choice [Rhoden out at third (shortstop)]; Moreno stole second; Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone doubled to left [Boone to third (error by Easler)]; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; G. Vukovich made an out to left; Smith reached on an error by Madlock [Boone scored (RBI), Smith to third]; Rose doubled to left [Smith scored (unearned)]; McBride singled to center [Rose out at home (center to catcher)]; Schmidt made an out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 6TH: SAUCIER REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Stargell walked; Easler grounded out (second to first) [Stargell to second]; Boone allowed a passed ball [Stargell to third]; Madlock was walked intentionally; Ott singled to right [Stargell scored, Madlock to third]; NOLES REPLACED SAUCIER (PITCHING); Ott was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Garner was walked intentionally; Rhoden singled to left [Madlock scored, Garner to second]; Moreno grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Pirates 5.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox homered; Trillo homered; Bowa grounded out (third to first); Boone made an out to center; GROSS BATTED FOR NOLES; Gross struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Pirates 5.

 

PIRATES 7TH: MCGRAW REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Foli made an out to center; Parker made an out to left; Stargell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Pirates 5.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: TEKULVE REPLACED RHODEN (PITCHING); Smith walked; Rose singled to left [Smith to third]; McBride grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Smith scored, Rose out at second]; Schmidt singled to left; Schmidt breaks 0-for-17 slump; Maddox popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 5, Pirates 5.

 

PIRATES 8TH: Easler doubled to left; ALEXANDER RAN FOR EASLER; Madlock was walked intentionally; Ott out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Alexander to third, Madlock to second]; Garner was walked intentionally; LACY BATTED FOR TEKULVE; Lacy hit a sacrifice fly to center [Alexander scored, Madlock to third, Garner to second]; Moreno grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 5, Pirates 6.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: LACY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BERRA REPLACED ALEXANDER (PLAYING 3B); ROMO REPLACED MADLOCK (PITCHING); Trillo made an out to center; Bowa struck out; Boone singled to left; LERCH RAN FOR BOONE; UNSER BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Unser made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 5, Pirates 6.