July 3, 1980 - Game 1 - Phillies 2, St. Louis 1

Dick Ruthven piched a four-hitter.
Dick Ruthven piched a four-hitter.

With Mike Schmidt out of the lineup and the Phils' bats stone cold, they could not manage to knock in a single batter in this first game of a double-header with St. Louis. However, thanks to two Cardinal errors and stellar pitching by Dick Ruthven, the Phils still came away with the win. Ruthven went the distance, giving up only one run on four hits while striking out five St. Louis batters. It was the start of great things for Ruthven: from this point, he would go 10-2 the rest of the season, probably the longest stretch of sustained exellence in his career.  Almost unheard of today, this game was less than two hours long as each team had four hits and none of the pitchers gave up a walk in the game.

NL East Standings after games of July 3, 1980 (Game 1)

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

40

33

.548

-

Phillies

39

33

.542

½

Pirates

40

35

.533

1

Mets

36

38

.486

Cubs

32

41

.438

8

Cardinals

32

44

.421

Boxscore: Phillies 2, Cardinals 1

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

-

2

St. Louis

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

1

1

0

McBride, RF

4

1

0

0

Unser, LF

3

0

1

0

Maddox, CF

3

0

1

0

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

3

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, 3B

3

0

1

0

Ruthven, P

3

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

2

4

0

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 7-5)

9

4

1

1

0

5

 

St. Louis

AB

R

H

RBI

Templeton, SS

4

1

3

0

Durham, RF

3

0

1

1

Hernandez, 1B

4

0

0

0

Scott, PR

0

0

0

0

Simmons, C

4

0

0

0

Hendrick, CF

3

0

0

0

Kennedy, LF

3

0

0

0

Reitz, 3B

3

0

0

0

Oberkfell, 2B

3

0

0

0

Forsch, P

2

0

0

0

Iorg, PH

1

0

0

0

Littlefield, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

1

4

1

 

St. Louis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Forsch (L, 5-6)

8

4

2

0

0

2

Littlefield

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- None.

E- Hernandez (4), Oberkfell (2). DP- St. Louis 2. 2B- Maddox (17), Durham (4). SB- Templeton (22). SH- Durham (3). T- 1:56. A- 30,038.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

St. Louis Cardinals

Rose 1B

1

Templeton SS

Trillo 2B

2

Durham RF

McBride RF

3

Hernandez 1B

Unser LF

4

Simmons C

Maddox CF

5

Hendrick CF

Boone C

6

Kennedy LF

Bowa SS

7

Reitz 3B

J. Vukovich 3B

8

Oberkfell 2B

Ruthven P

9

Forsch P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton made an out to center; Durham grounded out (second to first); Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Unser grounded out (second to first); Maddox doubled to left; Boone lined to center; Bowa lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted); Hendrick struck out; Kennedy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: J. Vukovich singled to center; Ruthven forced J. Vukovich (first to shortstop); Rose grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Ruthven out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 3RD: Reitz struck out; Oberkfell grounded out (second to first); Forsch made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo made an out to right; McBride struck out; Unser made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 4TH: Templeton singled to center; Templeton stole second; Durham doubled to center [Templeton scored]; Hernandez struck out; Simmons grounded out (second to first) [Durham to third]; Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 5TH: Kennedy grounded out (second to first); Reitz grounded out (third to first); Oberkfell grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: J. Vukovich grounded out (third to first); Ruthven made an out to center; Rose made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 6TH: Forsch struck out; Templeton singled to left; Durham grounded out (first unassisted) [Templeton to second]; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo singled to third; McBride reached on an error by Oberkfell [Trillo to second]; Unser singled to first [Trillo scored (unearned) (error by Hernandez), McBride to third]; Maddox grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [McBride scored (unearned), Unser out at second]; Boone popped to first; 2 R, 2 H, 2 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 7TH: Simmons lined to right; Hendrick grounded out (third to first); Kennedy made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Bowa popped to third in foul territory; J. Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first); Ruthven was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 8TH: Reitz grounded out (second to first); Oberkfell grounded out (second to first); IORG BATTED FOR FORSCH; Iorg made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: LITTLEFIELD REPLACED IORG (PITCHING); Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); Trillo made an out to right; McBride struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 9TH: Templeton singled to center; Durham out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Templeton to second]; Hernandez reached on a fielder's choice [Templeton out at third (pitcher to shortstop)]; SCOTT RAN FOR HERNANDEZ; Simmons made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.