July 25, 1980 - Game 1 - Phillies 5, Atlanta 4

It took a long game to get the Phils out of thier funk, and this one was it. There was a barrage of scoring in the early innings, with the Phils driving out Braves starter Larry McWilliams in the fourth inning while scoring four runs, largely on two Mike Schmidt home runs. Dick Ruthven also struggled in the early innings, giving up a run in the second and three more in the third, before settling down to take total command of the game. From the third inning on, there was no scoring until the 12th inning. Mike Schmidt went 4-for-4, hit two home runs, but it was his walk in the 12th inning off of Atlanta reliever Larry Bradford that won the game for the Phils. Schmidt knocked in four of the Phils; five runs in the game. Ruthven went the distance- yes, I said went the distance, pitching all 12 innings to win his 9th game of the season while giving up four earned runs, shutting out the Braves from the 4th through the 12th inning. Ruthven also only gave up three hits from the fourth inning on.

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NL East Standings after games of July 25, 1980 (Game 1)

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

54

41

.568

-

Expos

50

43

.538

3

Phillies

48

44

.522

Mets

46

48

.489

Cardinals

44

51

.463

10

Cubs

39

53

.424

13½

Boxscore: Phillies 5, Braves 4

Atlanta

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

4

Phillies

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

-

5

 

Atlanta

AB

R

H

RBI

Hubbard, 2B

5

1

2

0

Murphy, CF

4

0

1

0

Chambliss, 1B

5

0

1

0

Matthews, RF

5

1

1

1

Horner, 3B

2

2

1

2

Royster, PR-3B

1

0

0

0

Burroughs, LF

4

0

1

0

Nahorodny, C

2

0

0

0

Pocoroba, PH

1

0

0

0

Blanks, SS

1

0

0

0

Gomez, SS

3

0

1

1

Asselstine, PH

1

0

0

0

Benedict, C

1

0

0

0

McWilliams, P

2

0

0

0

Hanna, P

0

0

0

0

Lum, PH

1

0

0

0

Garber, P

0

0

0

0

Spikes, PH

1

0

0

0

Camp, P

1

0

0

0

Bradford, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

40

4

8

4

 

Atlanta

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

McWilliams

3.2

7

4

4

0

2

Hanna

2.1

1

0

0

0

1

Garber

3

1

0

0

0

2

Camp (L, 3-4)

2.1

2

1

1

1

1

Bradford

0.1

0

0

0

1

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

6

1

2

1

Rose, 1B

5

0

0

0

McBride, RF

6

1

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

2

4

4

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

5

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

5

0

1

0

Boone, C

5

0

1

0

Lerch, PR

0

1

0

0

Ruthven, P

4

0

1

0

Gross, PH

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

44

5

11

5

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 9-7)

12

8

4

4

5

6

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt

E- Bowa (11). DP- Philadelphia 4. 2B- Gomez (5), Bowa (11), Schmidt (15). HR- Horner (21), Schmidt 2 (26), Smith (1). SH- Maddox (3), Gross (1). HBP- Camp (3, Schmidt). IBB- Camp (7, Rose). T- 3:03. A- 38,408.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Hubbard 2B

1

Smith LF

Murphy CF

2

Rose 1B

Chambliss 1B

3

McBride RF

Matthews RF

4

Schmidt 3B

Horner 3B

5

Maddox CF

Burroughs LF

6

Trillo 2B

Nahorodny C

7

Bowa SS

Gomez SS

8

Boone C

McWilliams P

9

Ruthven P

Game Summary

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BRAVES 1ST: Hubbard grounded out (third to first); Murphy made an out to center; Chambliss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith was called out on strikes; Rose made an out to center; McBride singled to center; Schmidt homered [McBride scored]; Maddox grounded out (catcher to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Phillies 2.

 

BRAVES 2ND: Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first); Horner walked; Burroughs singled to left [Horner to third]; Nahorodny was called out on strikes; Gomez doubled to left [Horner scored, Burroughs to third]; McWilliams grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo made an out to center; Bowa doubled to left; Boone made an out to right; Ruthven struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Phillies 2.

 

BRAVES 3RD: Hubbard singled to second; Murphy walked [Hubbard to second]; Chambliss grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Hubbard to third, Murphy out at second]; Matthews singled to center [Hubbard scored]; Horner homered [Matthews scored]; Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Smith homered; Rose made an out to center; McBride made an out to center; Schmidt homered; Maddox grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 4TH: Nahorodny walked; Gomez grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Nahorodny out at second]; McWilliams struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo singled to center; Bowa forced Trillo (shortstop to second); Boone made an out to left; Ruthven singled to center [Bowa to second]; HANNA REPLACED MCWILLIAMS (PITCHING); Smith forced Bowa (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 5TH: Hubbard singled to left; Murphy made an out to shortstop; Chambliss was credited with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball to second [Hubbard out at second (second)]; Matthews struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride grounded out (pitcher to first); Schmidt doubled to left; Maddox struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 6TH: Horner made an out to center; Burroughs made an out to right; Nahorodny grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Trillo made an out to center; Bowa popped to pitcher; Boone popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 7TH: Gomez grounded out (shortstop to first); LUM BATTED FOR HANNA; Lum grounded out (second to first); Hubbard made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: GARBER REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Ruthven struck out; Smith struck out; Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 8TH: Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first); Chambliss grounded out (second to first); Matthews grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: McBride made an out to left; Schmidt singled to left; Maddox grounded out (first unassisted) [Schmidt to second]; Trillo made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 9TH: Horner walked; ROYSTER RAN FOR HORNER; Burroughs walked [Royster to second]; POCOROBA BATTED FOR NAHORODNY; Pocoroba made an out to center; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR GOMEZ; Asselstine grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Royster to third, Burroughs out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: ROYSTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); BLANKS REPLACED POCOROBA (PLAYING SS); BENEDICT REPLACED ASSELSTINE (PLAYING C ); Bowa made an out to left; Boone made an out to first; Ruthven made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 10TH: SPIKES BATTED FOR GARBER; Spikes struck out; Hubbard grounded out (shortstop to first); Murphy singled to left; Chambliss grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: CAMP REPLACED SPIKES (PITCHING); Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 11TH: Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first); Royster reached on an error by Bowa; Burroughs grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Royster out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 11TH: Schmidt was hit by a pitch; Maddox out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Schmidt to second]; Trillo grounded out (pitcher to first); Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

BRAVES 12TH: Blanks made an out to right; Benedict grounded out (third to first); Camp was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 12TH: Boone singled to center; LERCH RAN FOR BOONE; GROSS BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Gross out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Lerch to second]; Smith singled to right [Lerch to third, Smith to second (on throw to home)]; Rose was walked intentionally; BRADFORD REPLACED CAMP (PITCHING); McBride struck out; Schmidt walked [Lerch scored, Smith to third, Rose to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.