July 29, 1980 - Phillies 9, Houston 6

The opposite of the prior night's game, starter Randy Lerch was blasted for four runs in only 2-2/3 innings of work before being replaced by Dickie Noles. This time, however, the offense was up to the task, coming back from a 4-0 and a 6-3 deficit to tie the game in the seventh on a Mike Schmidt two-run home run, and win it in the eighth with consecutive RBI singles by Lonnie Smith, Pete Rose and Bake McBride. Kevin Saucier received the win for the Phils in relief, and Tug McGraw earned his eighth save of the season, his first since June 17th.

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NL East Standings after games of July 29, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

56

43

.566

-

Expos

53

45

.541

Phillies

51

46

.526

4

Mets

47

51

.480

Cardinals

44

54

.449

11½

Cubs

40

56

.417

14½

Boxscore: Phillies 9, Astros 6

Houston

0

1

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

-

6

Phillies

0

0

3

0

0

0

3

3

X

-

9

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Landestoy, SS-2B

3

0

2

0

Walling, PH-1B

1

0

0

0

Cabell, 3B

4

1

3

1

Cruz, LF

3

1

0

0

Cedeno, CF

5

0

1

1

Howe, 1B-2B

4

1

2

3

Morgan, 2B

3

0

0

0

Reynolds, SS

1

0

0

0

Leonard, RF

4

1

1

0

Pujols, C

2

1

2

1

Ashby, C

1

0

1

0

Andujar, P

1

1

0

0

Roberge, P

1

0

0

0

LeCorte, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

6

12

6

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Andujar

4

7

3

3

3

2

Roberge

2.1

3

3

3

0

0

LaCorte (L, 7-3)

1.2

4

3

3

1

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

3

3

2

1

Rose, 1B

5

1

3

0

McBride, RF

5

2

5

3

Schmidt, 3B

3

1

1

2

Moreland, C

4

0

2

1

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

1

0

Lerch, P

0

0

0

0

Noles, P

2

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

0

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

Saucier, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH

0

1

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

9

14

7

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch

2.2

7

4

4

2

1

Noles

3.1

4

2

1

2

2

Brusstar

1.1

1

0

0

0

1

Saucier (W, 5-3)

0.2

0

0

0

1

0

McGraw (S, 8)

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- Smith.

E- Cruz 2 (8), Moreland (4). DP- Houston 1. 2B- Ashby (11). 3B- Leonard (4). HR- Howe (5), Schmidt (27). SB- Cruz (23), Smith 3 (17), Bowa (13). CS- Landestoy (11), Cabell (9). SH- Landestoy (5). SF- Howe (2). HBP- Roberge (1, Smith). IBB- LaCorte (2, Unser), Noles (8, Cruz), Saucier (4, Cabell). WP- Noles (2). T- 3:05. A- 30,252.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Landestoy SS

1

Smith LF

Cabell 3B

2

Rose 1B

Cruz LF

3

McBride RF

Cedeno CF

4

Schmidt 3B

Howe 1B

5

Moreland C

Morgan 2B

6

Maddox CF

Leonard RF

7

Trillo 2B

Pujols C

8

Bowa SS

Andujar P

9

Lerch P

Game Summary

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ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled to left; Landestoy was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cabell singled to left; Cabell was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (pitcher to first); Rose singled to left; McBride singled to left [Rose to second]; Schmidt struck out; Moreland popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno made an out to right; Howe homered; Morgan grounded out (first to pitcher); Leonard grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Maddox made an out to left; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols singled to shortstop; Andujar walked [Pujols to second]; Landestoy out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Pujols to third, Andujar to second]; Cabell singled to left [Pujols scored, Andujar to third]; Cruz was called out on strikes; Cedeno singled to center [Andujar scored, Cabell to second]; Howe singled to left [Cabell scored, Cedeno to second]; Morgan walked [Cedeno to third, Howe to second]; NOLES REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Leonard made an out to second; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Noles struck out; Smith singled to center; Smith stole second; Rose singled to left [Smith scored (error by Cruz), Rose to second]; McBride singled to left [Rose scored (error by Cruz), McBride to second]; Schmidt walked; Moreland singled to center [McBride scored, Schmidt to second]; Maddox made an out to center [Schmidt to third]; Trillo forced Moreland (first to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Pujols singled to right; Andujar was called out on strikes; Landestoy grounded out (second to first) [Pujols to second]; Cabell made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa made an out to second; Noles made an out to shortstop; Smith walked; Smith stole second; Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second [Cruz to third (error by Moreland)]; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cruz scored (unearned)]; Morgan grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: McBride singled to left; Schmidt walked [McBride to second]; ROBERGE REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Moreland forced McBride (third unassisted) [Schmidt to second]; Schmidt was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); Maddox popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard tripled to right; Pujols hit a sacrifice fly to center [Leonard scored]; Roberge was called out on strikes; Landestoy singled to right; Cabell singled to left [Landestoy to second]; Noles threw a wild pitch [Landestoy to third, Cabell to second]; Cruz was walked intentionally; Cedeno made an out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Trillo made an out to center; Bowa made an out to shortstop; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR NOLES; G. Vukovich grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 7TH: BRUSSTAR REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan grounded out (second to first); Leonard was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: LANDESTOY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); REYNOLDS REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING SS); ASHBY REPLACED PUJOLS (PLAYING C ); Smith was hit by a pitch; Smith stole second; Rose made an out to right [Smith to third]; McBride singled to left [Smith scored]; Schmidt homered [McBride scored]; Moreland singled to left; LACORTE REPLACED ROBERGE (PITCHING); Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Moreland out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 8TH: Ashby doubled to left; LaCorte out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ashby to third]; WALLING BATTED FOR LANDESTOY; SAUCIER REPLACED BRUSSTAR (PITCHING); Walling grounded out (first to pitcher); Cabell was walked intentionally; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Trillo made an out to center; Bowa singled to second; UNSER BATTED FOR SAUCIER; Bowa stole second; Unser was walked intentionally; Smith singled to left [Bowa scored, Unser to second]; Rose singled [Unser to third, Smith to second]; McBride singled to right [Unser scored, Smith scored, Rose to third, McBride out at second (right to catcher to second to first)]; Schmidt made an out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 9.

 

ASTROS 9TH: MCGRAW REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Cedeno was called out on strikes; Howe grounded out (third to first); Reynolds made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Phillies 9.