May 25, 1980 - Phillies 6, Houston 2

Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski hit back-to-back homers.
Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski hit back-to-back homers.

Dick Ruthven went eight strong innings as the Phils completed the sweep of the Houston Astros, 6-2. Ruthven gave up two runs, one earned, while picking up his fifth win of the season. The Phils were powered by home runs from Garry Maddox (his 2nd), Mike Schmidt (his 12th) and Greg Luzinski (also his 12th). At this point, the Bull was hitting .296 with his 12 homers and 26 RBI, and seemed to be fully recovered from the injuries and slumps that plagued his 1979 season. Unfortunately, soon his season would begin to fall apart, and he ended up with only 19 home runs, 56 RBI and a .228 season batting average for 1980, his last season with the Phils. Schmidt at the time was hitting .299 with 12 homers and 31 RBI. Schmitty would continue on to win his first MVP award (.286, 48 HR, 121 RBI).

NL East Standings after games of May 25, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

22

15

.594

-

Phillies

20

15

.571

1

Expos

19

17

.527

Cubs

17

19

.472

Mets

16

21

.432

6

Cardinals

14

25

.358

9

Boxscore: Phillies 6, Astros 2

Houston

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

2

Phillies

0

3

1

0

2

0

0

0

X

-

6

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Landestoy, 3B

4

0

0

0

Reynolds, SS

4

1

1

0

Puhl, RF

3

0

2

1

Morgan, 2B

4

0

1

0

Cruz, LF

3

0

2

0

Walling, 1B

4

0

0

0

Cedeno, CF

4

1

1

0

Ashby, C

4

0

0

0

Forsch, P

2

0

1

0

Bergman, PH

1

0

0

0

Niemann, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

2

8

1

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Forsch (L, 5-3)

6

10

6

6

1

1

Niemann

2

1

0

0

0

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

3

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

2

Gross, RF

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

1

2

1

Noles, P

0

0

0

0

Luzinski, LF

4

2

2

1

Smith, LF

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

1

Maddox, CF

4

1

2

1

Bowa, SS

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

1

3

0

Ruthven, P

1

1

0

0

J. Vukovich, PH-3B

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

6

11

6

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 5-3)

8

8

2

1

1

2

Noles

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- McBride.

E- Reynolds (3), Ruthven (2). DP- Philadelphia 1. 2B-Cruz 2 (7), Schmidt (9), Trillo (4), Luzinski (8). 3B- Reynolds (3), Cedeno (3), Puhl (2). HR- Maddox (2), Schmidt (12), Luzinski (12). SB- Bowa (4). SH- Ruthven (5). SF- Puhl (2). HBP- Forsch (2, Rose). T- 2:10. A- 37,349.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Kansas City Royals

Landestoy 3B

1

Rose 1B

Reynolds SS

2

McBride RF

Puhl RF

3

Schmidt 3B

Morgan 2B

4

Luzinski LF

Cruz LF

5

Boone C

Walling, 1B

6

Maddox CF

Cedeno CF

7

Bowa SS

Ashby C

8

Trillo 2B

Forsch P

9

Ruthven P

 

Game Summary

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ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy grounded out (first unassisted); Reynolds tripled to right; Puhl hit a sacrifice fly to right [Reynolds scored]; Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose made an out to left; McBride made an out to left; Schmidt doubled to left; Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Walling made an out to third; Cedeno tripled to center; Ashby reached on an error by Ruthven [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Forsch singled to left [Ashby to third]; Landestoy grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Boone made an out to left; Maddox homered; Bowa lined to second; Trillo doubled to center; Ruthven walked; Rose was hit by a pitch [Trillo to third, Ruthven to second]; McBride singled to right [Trillo scored, Ruthven scored, Rose out at third (right to third)]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 3.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds made an out to right; Puhl tripled to left; Morgan reached on a fielder's choice [Puhl out at home (shortstop to catcher)]; Cruz doubled to right [Morgan to third]; Walling grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Luzinski doubled to left; Boone singled to center [Luzinski scored]; Maddox made an out to shortstop; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 4.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno made an out to third; Ashby grounded out (pitcher to first); Forsch struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo singled to right; Ruthven out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Trillo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 4.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Landestoy made an out to right; Reynolds lined to shortstop; Puhl grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Schmidt homered; Luzinski homered; Boone made an out to shortstop; Maddox singled to left [Maddox out at second (left to second)]; Bowa reached on an error by Reynolds; Bowa stole second; Trillo struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan singled to center; Cruz walked [Morgan to second]; Walling grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Morgan to third, Cruz out at second]; Cedeno made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Ruthven grounded out (third to first); Rose made an out to center; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 7TH: GROSS REPLACED MCBRIDE (PLAYING RF); Ashby made an out to center; BERGMAN BATTED FOR FORSCH; Bergman made an out to right; Landestoy was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: NIEMANN REPLACED BERGMAN (PITCHING); Schmidt made an out to left; Luzinski made an out to shortstop; Boone made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 8TH: SMITH REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Reynolds made an out to left; Puhl singled to right; Morgan popped to second [Puhl out at second]; Cruz doubled to right [Morgan out at home (right to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Maddox grounded out (second to first); Bowa made an out to shortstop; Trillo singled to right; J. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; J. Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first) [Trillo to second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 9TH: NOLES REPLACED SCHMIDT (PITCHING); J. VUKOVICH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Walling made an out to left; Cedeno made an out to second; Ashby made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 6.