June 2, 1980 - Pittsburgh 9, Phillies 3

Lee Lacy eludes Bob Boone's tag to score in the 5th.
Lee Lacy eludes Bob Boone's tag to score in the 5th.

A disastrous 5th inning cost Randy Lerch and the Phillies against the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates. For the second day in a row, the Phils jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold on. In that 5th inning, the Phillies committed three errors (Schmidt two, McBride one) as Randy Lerch gave up five unearned runs that put the defending world champions ahead for good in this game. Lerch did not finish the fifth inning, and was relieved in turn by Lerrin LaGrow, Kevin Saucier and Dan Larson. Don Robinson pitched the complete game for the Pirates, giving up eight hits and three earned runs over his nine innings of work. Bake McBride (1) and Bob Boone (2) knocked in the Phils' runs.

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NL East Standings after games of June 2, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

27

18

.600

-

Phillies

23

20

.534

3

Montreal

23

20

.534

3

Cubs

21

22

.488

5

Mets

19

24

.441

7

Cardinals

16

29

.355

11

Boxscore: Pirates 9, Phillies 3

Phillies

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

3

Pittsburgh

2

0

0

0

5

2

0

0

X

-

9

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

1

1

0

McBride, RF

5

0

2

1

Schmidt, 3B

3

1

0

0

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

2

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

Trillo, 2B

2

1

1

0

Lerch, P

1

0

1

0

LaGrow, P

0

0

0

0

Saucier, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

Larson, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

3

8

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (L, 1-7)

4.2

7

7

2

2

2

LaGrow

1

2

2

2

2

1

Saucier

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

Larson

2

2

0

0

1

1

 

Pittsburgh

AB

R

H

RBI

Moreno, CF

5

2

2

0

Law, 2B

4

2

2

2

Parker, RF

4

1

1

2

B. Robinson, 1B

4

0

2

0

Milner, 1B

0

0

0

0

Madlock, 3B

4

0

1

0

Lacy, LF

2

2

2

0

Nicosia, C

3

1

0

0

Berra, SS

2

0

0

0

D. Robinson, P

4

1

1

2

TOTALS

32

9

11

6

 

Pittsburgh

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

D. Robinson

9

8

3

3

3

5

 

Game-winning RBI- Law.

E- McBride (1), Schmidt 2 (8), Berra (4). DP- Philadelphia 2. 2B- Boone (9), Maddox (11), McBride (10), Law (7), Madlock (8). 3B- Law (1). SB-Moreno 4 (28), Lacy (6). CS- Bowa (3). SH- Lerch (3), Berra (3). WP- Lerch (1), D. Robinson 2 (2). IBB- Larson (1, Lacy). T- 2:45. A- 19,990.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Rose 1B

1

Moreno CF

McBride RF

2

Law 2B

Schmidt 3B

3

Parker RF

Luzinski LF

4

B. Robinson 1B

Boone C

5

Madlock 3B

Maddox CF

6

Lacy LF

Bowa SS

7

Nicosia C

Trillo 2B

8

Berra SS

Lerch P

9

D. Robinson P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to right; D. Robinson threw a wild pitch [Rose to second]; McBride struck out; Schmidt walked; Luzinski made an out to center; Boone doubled to right [Rose scored, Schmidt scored]; Maddox struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Pirates 0.

 

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno singled to right; Moreno stole second; Law tripled to center [Moreno scored]; Parker grounded out (second to first) [Law scored]; B. Robinson popped to first in foul territory; Madlock grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Pirates 2.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Bowa singled to right; Bowa was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Trillo singled to left; Lerch singled to left [Trillo to second]; Rose made an out to center [Trillo to third]; McBride singled to third [Trillo scored, Lerch to second]; Schmidt struck out; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PIRATES 2ND: Lacy walked; Nicosia grounded into a double play (pitcher to first to third) [Lacy out at second]; Berra grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone popped to shortstop; Maddox doubled to left; D. Robinson threw a wild pitch [Maddox to third]; Bowa lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PIRATES 3RD: D. Robinson struck out; Moreno struck out; Law grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo walked; Lerch made an out to first [Trillo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PIRATES 4TH: Parker grounded out (first to pitcher); B. Robinson singled to left; Madlock grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [B. Robinson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Schmidt struck out; Luzinski lined to second; Boone grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 2.

 

PIRATES 5TH: Lacy doubled to center; Lerch threw a wild pitch [Lacy to third]; Nicosia lined to second; Berra walked; D. Robinson reached on an error by Schmidt [Lacy scored (unearned), Berra to second]; Moreno singled to right [Berra out at home (right to catcher), D. Robinson to third]; Moreno stole second; Law singled to shortstop [D. Robinson scored (unearned), Moreno to third]; Parker singled to right [Moreno scored (unearned) (error by McBride), Law to third (error by McBride), Parker to second]; LAGROW REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); B. Robinson reached on an error by Schmidt [Law scored (unearned), Parker scored (unearned)]; Madlock struck out; 5 R, 4 H, 3 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 7.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Maddox grounded out (pitcher to first); Bowa made an out to center; Trillo flied to right in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 7.

 

PIRATES 6TH: Lacy singled to right; Lacy stole second; Nicosia walked; Berra out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Lacy to third, Nicosia to second]; D. Robinson singled to left [Lacy scored, Nicosia scored]; Moreno forced D. Robinson (pitcher to shortstop); Moreno stole second; Moreno stole third; Law walked; SAUCIER REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Parker made an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: GROSS BATTED FOR SAUCIER; Gross made an out to center; Rose flied to left in foul territory; McBride doubled to right; Schmidt popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.

 

PIRATES 7TH: LARSON REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); B. Robinson singled to left; Madlock doubled to center [B. Robinson out at home (center to shortstop to catcher)]; Lacy was walked intentionally; Nicosia made an out to right [Madlock to third]; Berra forced Lacy (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: MILNER REPLACED B. ROBINSON (PLAYING 1B); Luzinski struck out; Boone popped to first in foul territory; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.

 

PIRATES 8TH: D. Robinson grounded out (third to first); Moreno made an out to center; Law struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Bowa reached on an error by Berra; Trillo walked [Bowa to second]; UNSER BATTED FOR LARSON; Unser popped to shortstop; Rose made an out to center; McBride made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Pirates 9.