May 23, 1980 - Phillies 3, Houston 0

Pete Rose tried to tag out Cesar Cedeno on a Carlton pickoff.
Pete Rose tried to tag out Cesar Cedeno on a Carlton pickoff.

Another game, another masterpiece by Lefty. Phils starter Steve Carlton went the distance, beating the Houston Astros and Nolan Ryan by a 3-0 score. All the runs came on one swing of the bat: Mike Schmidt's 3-run home run in the third inning. Carlton walked three and struck out eight Houston batters while giving up only four hits, all singles. Ryan left in the fourth inning after giving up six hits in addition to Schmidt's homer. Carlton raised his record to 8-2 with the shutout victory. At this point in the season, the Phils were 10-13 in games pitched by someone other than Steve Carlton. He truly kept the Phillies in the race in the early part of the season.  

NL East Standings after games of May 23, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

22

13

.628

-

Phillies

18

15

.545

3

Expos

18

16

.529

Cubs

16

18

.470

Mets

14

21

.400

8

Cardinals

14

23

.378

9

 

 

Boxscore: Phillies 3, Astros 0

Houston

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

Phillies

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

X

-

3

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Landestoy, 2B

4

0

1

0

Reynolds, SS

4

0

0

0

Puhl, RF

4

0

1

0

Cedeno, CF

2

0

1

0

Cabell, 3B

4

0

0

0

Leonard, 1B

3

0

0

0

Cruz, LF

3

0

0

0

Pujols, C

3

0

1

0

Ryan, P

1

0

0

0

Niemann, P

0

0

0

0

Gonzalez, PH

1

0

0

0

Ruhle, P

0

0

0

0

Bochy, PH

0

0

0

0

Sambito, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

29

0

4

0

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ryan (L, 2-4)

3.2

6

3

3

3

1

Niemann

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

Ruhle

3

3

0

0

2

1

Sambito

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

1

1

1

0

McBride, RF

4

1

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

1

1

3

Luzinski, LF

3

0

1

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

2

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

1

0

Aviles, SS

3

0

1

0

Carlton, P

2

0

0

0

TOTALS

29

3

9

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 8-2)

9

4

0

0

3

8

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Cabell (7). DP- Houston 1, Philadelphia 2. 2B-Luzinski (6). HR- Schmidt (11). CS- Rose (1). SH- Carlton 2 (3). BK- Carlton (1). T- 2:11. A- 27,822.

Starting Lineups

 

Houston Astros

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Landestoy 2B

1

Rose 1B

Reynolds SS

2

McBride RF

Puhl RF

3

Schmidt 3B

Cedeno CF

4

Luzinski LF

Cabell 3B

5

Boone C

Leonard 1B

6

Maddox CF

Cruz LF

7

Trillo 2B

Pujols C

8

Aviles SS

Ryan P

9

Carlton P

 

Game Summary

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ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy made an out to right; Reynolds struck out; Puhl struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose walked; McBride flied to left in foul territory; Schmidt made an out to left; Rose was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno walked; Carlton balked [Cedeno to second]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard struck out; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski made an out to left; Boone singled to shortstop; Maddox reached on an error by Cabell [Boone to third]; Trillo grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Maddox out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols struck out; Ryan struck out; Landestoy made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Aviles made an out to right; Carlton was called out on strikes; Rose singled to left; McBride singled to right [Rose to second]; Schmidt homered [Rose scored, McBride scored]; Luzinski doubled to right; Boone made an out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds made an out to right; Puhl singled to pitcher; Cedeno walked [Puhl to second]; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first) [Puhl to third, Cedeno to second]; Leonard grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox made an out to right; Trillo singled to right; Aviles walked [Trillo to second]; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Trillo to third, Aviles to second]; Rose walked; NIEMANN REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); McBride popped to catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz made an out to center; Pujols singled to center; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR NIEMANN; Gonzalez grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: RUHLE REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Schmidt made an out to center; Luzinski walked; Boone singled to left [Luzinski to second]; Maddox singled to left [Luzinski out at home (left to catcher), Boone to third]; Trillo made an out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Landestoy singled to right; Reynolds grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Landestoy out at second]; Puhl lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Aviles singled to center; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Aviles to second]; Rose walked; McBride grounded out (second to first) [Aviles to third, Rose to second]; Schmidt grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cabell popped to first in foul territory; Leonard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Boone made an out to second; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Cruz grounded out (second to first); Pujols grounded out (third to first); BOCHY BATTED FOR RUHLE; Bochy walked; Landestoy grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED BOCHY (PITCHING); Trillo grounded out (third to first); Aviles made an out to center; Carlton lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 9TH: Reynolds made an out to center; Puhl struck out; Cedeno singled to left; Cabell forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 3.