June 26, 1980 - Montreal 1, Phillies 0

Mike Schmidt is tagged out trying to steal home.
Mike Schmidt is tagged out trying to steal home.

He had one of those seasons when nothing would go right.  Randy Lerch pitched perhaps his best game of the season: 9 innings, one run on five hits... and still lost. The Phillies never got going against Scott Sanderson, the Expos' pitcher that day. Sanderson pitched a two hitter (Pete Rose and Manny Trillo) in shutting out the Phillies. One interesting play in this game is that Mike Schmidt tried to steal home in the 7th inning, being tagged out by catcher Gary Carter.

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NL East Standings after games of June 26, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

38

28

.575

-

Phillies

35

29

.546

2

Pirates

35

33

.514

4

Mets

31

36

.462

Cubs

30

36

.454

8

Cardinals

28

40

.411

11

Boxscore: Expos 1, Phillies 0

Montreal

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

-

1

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

 

Montreal

AB

R

H

RBI

LeFlore, LF

4

0

1

0

Scott, 2B

3

0

0

0

Dawson, CF

4

0

2

1

Carter, C

4

0

0

0

Cromartie, 1B

3

0

1

0

Pate, RF

4

0

0

0

Macha, 3B

4

0

0

0

Speier, SS

3

1

1

0

Sanderson, P

2

0

0

0

TOTALS

31

1

5

1

 

Montreal

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Sanderson (W, 7-4)

9

2

0

0

1

3

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

1

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

2

0

0

0

Unser, LF

3

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

3

0

1

0

Maddox, CF

2

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

0

0

0

0

Aviles, SS

2

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, SS

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Lerch, P

1

0

0

0

Luzinski, PH

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

27

0

2

0

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (L, 2-10)

9

5

1

1

2

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Dawson.

E- Carter (4), Macha (4), Aviles (3). DP- Montreal 1. SB- LeFlore (40), Schmidt (6). CS- Cromartie (5), Schmidt (3). SH- Sanderson (4), Maddox (2). T- 2:08. A- 31,696.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos

 

Philadelphia Phillies

LeFlore LF

1

Rose 1B

Scott 2B

2

McBride RF

Dawson CF

3

Schmidt 3B

Carter C

4

Unser LF

Cromartie 1B

5

Trillo 2B

Pate RF

6

Maddox CF

Macha 3B

7

Bowa SS

Speier SS

8

Boone C

Sanderson P

9

Lerch P

Game Summary

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EXPOS 1ST: LeFlore grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott grounded out (pitcher to first); Dawson singled to left; Carter made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to right; McBride struck out; Schmidt made an out to left; Unser made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 2ND: AVILES REPLACED BOWA (PLAYING SS); Cromartie walked; Pate made an out to left; Macha reached on an error by Aviles [Cromartie to second]; Speier made an out to right [Cromartie to third]; Sanderson forced Macha (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo made an out to center; Maddox reached on an error by Macha; Aviles grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Maddox out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 3RD: LeFlore singled to shortstop; LeFlore stole second; Scott made an out to right; Dawson grounded out (third to first); LeFlore stole third; Carter grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone made an out to center; Lerch made an out to right; Rose made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 4TH: Cromartie made an out to left; Pate made an out to right; Macha grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); Unser struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 5TH: Speier singled to center; Sanderson out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Speier to second]; LeFlore grounded out (third to first); Scott walked; Dawson singled to right [Speier scored, Scott to second]; Carter made an out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Trillo grounded out (second to first); Maddox made an out to right; Aviles made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 6TH: Cromartie made an out to left; Pate grounded out (second to first); Macha grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch grounded out (first unassisted); Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 7TH: Speier lined to pitcher; Sanderson made an out to center; LeFlore made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt walked; Schmidt stole second [Schmidt to third (error by Carter)]; Unser made an out to right; Schmidt was caught stealing home (pitcher to catcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 8TH: Scott grounded out (third to first); Dawson grounded out (shortstop to first); Carter grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Trillo singled to left; Maddox out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Trillo to second]; GROSS BATTED FOR AVILES; Gross popped to third in foul territory; Boone made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

EXPOS 9TH: J. VUKOVICH REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING SS); Cromartie singled to pitcher; Cromartie was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Pate popped to first in foul territory; Macha grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: LUZINSKI BATTED FOR LERCH; Luzinski struck out; Rose made an out to left; McBride grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Phillies 0.