May 18, 1980 - Houston 3, Phillies 0

Pete Rose had three of the Phils' four hits.
Pete Rose had three of the Phils' four hits.

Nolan Ryan turned the pitching mastery around on the Phillies, shutting out Mike Schmidt and the rest on four hits. Randy Lerch, the Phils' hard-luck pitcher of 1980, gave up three earned runs on five hits in four innings in taking his sixth straight loss to start the season. Pete Rose had three of the Phils' four hits, and Manny Trillo tripled in the fifth, but would be stranded there. Pittsburgh's loss kept the Phillies in 2nd place, three games behind the Bucs.  

NL East Standings after games of May 18, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

19

12

.612

-

Phillies

15

14

.517

3

Expos

15

15

.500

Cubs

15

16

.483

4

Cardinals

14

19

.424

6

Mets

12

19

.387

7

 

Boxscore: Astros 3, Phillies 0

 

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

Houston

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

X

-

3

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

3

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

2

0

0

0

Luzinski, LF

3

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

3

0

1

0

Lerch, P

1

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, PH-LF

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

0

4

0

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (L, 0-6)

4

5

3

3

2

3

Reed

3

1

0

0

1

1

McGraw

1

2

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Landestoy, 2B

4

1

2

1

Puhl, LF

3

0

2

1

Leonard, RF

4

0

2

1

Cedeno, CF

3

0

1

0

Cabell, 3B

3

0

0

0

Howe, 1B

4

0

0

0

Gonzalez, SS

3

0

0

0

Pujols, C

3

1

1

0

Ryan, P

2

1

0

0

TOTALS

29

3

8

3

 

 

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ryan (W, 2-3)

9

4

0

0

4

10

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Leonard.

E- None. DP- Philadelphia 1, Houston 1. 2B- Pujols (3). 3B- Trillo (2). SB- Puhl (4). SH- Puhl (2). IBB- Reed (3, Cedeno). T- 2:07. A- 33,950.

Starting Lineups

 

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Houston Astros

Rose 1B

1

Landestoy 2B

McBride RF

2

Puhl LF

Schmidt 3B

3

Leonard RF

Luzinski LF

4

Cedeno CF

Boone C

5

Cabell 3B

Maddox CF

6

Howe 1B

Bowa SS

7

Gonzalez SS

Trillo 2B

8

Pujols C

Lerch P

9

Ryan P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to third; McBride struck out; Schmidt walked [Rose to second]; Luzinski struck out; Boone popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled to center; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Landestoy to second]; Leonard singled to left [Landestoy scored]; Cedeno struck out; Cabell walked [Leonard to second]; Howe grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 1.

 

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

 

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez struck out; Pujols doubled to right; Ryan walked; Landestoy singled to right [Pujols scored, Ryan to third, Landestoy out at second (right to catcher to second)]; Puhl singled to center [Ryan scored]; Leonard struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Lerch struck out; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno made an out to center; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Boone grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Schmidt out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Gonzalez made an out to center; Pujols lined to right; Ryan grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox made an out to right; Bowa made an out to left; Trillo tripled to right; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR LERCH; G. Vukovich grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 5TH: REED REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Landestoy grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl singled to left; Puhl stole second; Leonard struck out; Cedeno was walked intentionally; Cabell forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose singled to right; McBride grounded out (second to first) [Rose to second]; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski walked; Boone made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Howe popped to third; Gonzalez lined to second; Pujols made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox lined to right; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); Trillo lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Ryan grounded out (second to first); Landestoy grounded out (first to pitcher); Puhl grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: GROSS BATTED FOR REED; Gross walked; Rose singled to center [Gross to second]; McBride struck out; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 8TH: MCGRAW REPLACED LUZINSKI (PITCHING); GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Leonard singled to right; Cedeno singled to left [Leonard to second]; Cabell made an out to right [Leonard to third]; Howe grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Boone grounded out (second to first); Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 3.