July 16, 1980 - Phillies 4, Houston 2

The Phils turned to rookie Bob Walk to stop the bleeding of a three-game losing streak, and he delivered a near-masterpiece. Walk went the distance in throwing a three-hitter, beating the Houston Astros 4-2. Walk gave up two earned runs in his nine innings, both in the fourth on Art Howe's home run. Manny Trillo scored two runs an d Pete Rose and Bake McBride scored one each for the Phils. The runs were knocked in by Lonnie Smith, Bake McBride, Garry Maddox and John Vukovich (playing for an injured Mike Schmidt for the second straight game).

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NL East Standings after games of July 16, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

46

38

.548

-

Pirates

47

39

.547

-

Phillies

45

38

.542

½

Mets

42

43

.494

Cardinals

38

49

.437

Cubs

36

48

.429

10

Boxscore: Phillies 4, Astros 2

Phillies

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

-

4

Houston

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

-

2

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

5

0

1

1

Rose, 1B

5

1

2

0

McBride, RF

5

1

2

1

Moreland, C

4

0

2

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

1

Trillo, 2B

4

2

2

0

Aviles, SS

4

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, 3B

3

0

0

1

Walk, P

2

0

1

0

TOTALS

36

4

11

4

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walk (W, 6-0)

9

3

2

2

4

3

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Landestoy, 2B

3

0

0

0

Walling, PH-RF

1

0

0

0

Puhl, RF

2

0

0

0

Sambito, P

0

0

0

0

Heep, 1B

4

0

0

0

Cruz, LF

4

0

2

0

Cedeno, CF

3

1

0

0

Howe, 3B

4

1

1

2

Ashby, C

2

0

0

0

Reynolds, SS

3

0

0

0

Forsch, P

2

0

0

0

Morgan, PH-2B

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

29

2

3

2

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Forsch (L, 8-9)

8

10

4

3

1

4

Sambito

1

1

0

0

0

2

 

Game-winning RBI- McBride.

E- Walk (1), Ashby (3), Reynolds (8). DP- None. 2B- Rose 2 (30), Walk (1). HR- Howe (4). SB- Trillo (3), Maddox (15), Cedeno (24). CS- Puhl (6). SH- Walk (3). SF- J. Vukovich (1). WP- Forsch (1). T- 2:06. A- 28,532.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Houston Astros

Smith LF

1

Landestoy 2B

Rose 1B

2

Puhl RF

McBride RF

3

Heep 1B

Moreland C

4

Cruz LF

Maddox CF

5

Cedeno CF

Trillo 2B

6

Howe 3B

Aviles SS

7

Ashby C

J. Vukovich 3B

8

Reynolds 2B

Walk P

9

Forsch P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith popped to second; Rose doubled; McBride singled to center [Rose scored]; Moreland singled to center [McBride to third]; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first) [McBride scored, Moreland to second]; Trillo made an out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl walked; Puhl was picked off first but was safe on an error by Walk [Puhl to second]; Heep popped to third in foul territory; Cruz singled to first [Puhl to third]; Cedeno made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Aviles lined to right; J. Vukovich struck out; Walk doubled to center; Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby made an out to center; Reynolds made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Rose grounded out (third to first); McBride grounded out (first to pitcher); Moreland singled to pitcher; Forsch threw a wild pitch [Moreland to second]; Maddox made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Forsch struck out; Landestoy grounded out (first unassisted); Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo singled to center; Trillo stole second [Trillo to third (error by Ashby)]; Aviles struck out; J. Vukovich grounded out (third to first); Walk walked; Smith singled to right [Trillo scored, Walk out at third (right to third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Heep struck out; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Howe homered [Cedeno scored]; Ashby walked; Reynolds made an out to center; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride singled to center; Moreland popped to second; Maddox made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch made an out to center; Landestoy lined to center; Puhl walked; Puhl was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Trillo singled to left; Aviles reached on an error by Reynolds [Trillo to third]; J. Vukovich hit a sacrifice fly to left [Trillo scored (unearned)]; Walk out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Aviles to second]; Smith grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Heep struck out; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); Moreland struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby grounded out (second to first); Reynolds lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Maddox singled to left; Maddox stole second; Trillo lined to first; Aviles grounded out (shortstop to first); J. Vukovich struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 8TH: MORGAN BATTED FOR FORSCH; Morgan grounded out (first to pitcher); WALLING BATTED FOR LANDESTOY; Walling grounded out (second to first); Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SAMBITO REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); MORGAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Walk struck out; Smith grounded out (first to pitcher); Rose doubled to right; McBride struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 9TH: Heep made an out to left; Cruz singled to third; Cedeno forced Cruz (third to second); Howe forced Cedeno (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.