May 28, 1980 - Phillies 6, Pittsburgh 3

Randy Lerch is lifted in the 9th inning of his first win of the season.
Randy Lerch is lifted in the 9th inning of his first win of the season.

Each side had 10 hits, but the Phillies made more out of theirs as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to reclaim a tenuous hold on first place in the Eastern Division. Hard-luck Randy Lerch finally claimed his first victory of the season, going 8 innings and giving up three runs on ten hits. Mike Schmidt powered the Phils to an early lead with a first inning three-run home run off of eventual loser Don Robinson of the Pirates. Pete Rose had a pair of doubles, and Garry Maddox and Bake McBride each had a two-bagger. Ron Reed earned his second save of the season, finishing the game for Lerch in the ninth inning.  

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NL East Standings after games of May 28, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

22

16

0.578

-

Pirates

23

17

0.574

-

Expos

20

19

0.512

Cubs

19

20

0.487

Mets

18

22

0.449

5

Cardinals

15

27

0.357

9

Boxscore: Phillies 6, Pirates 3

Pittsburgh

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

-

3

Phillies

3

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

X

-

6

 

Pittsburgh

AB

R

H

RBI

Moreno, CF

5

0

1

0

Foli, SS

4

0

0

0

Parker, RF

4

0

1

0

B. Robinsion, 1B

4

0

0

0

Madlock, 3B

4

1

3

0

Lacy, LF

4

2

2

3

Garner, 2B

4

0

0

0

Nicosia, C

3

0

0

0

Ott, PH

1

0

0

0

D. Robinson, P

2

0

2

0

Scurry, P

0

0

0

0

Sanguillen, PH

1

0

1

0

Hassler, P

0

0

0

0

Easler, PH

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

36

3

10

3

 

Pittsburgh

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

D. Robinson (L, 1-1)

4

9

5

5

0

3

Scurry

3

1

0

0

2

1

Hassler

1

0

1

0

1

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

2

3

1

McBride, RF

4

1

2

2

Schmidt, 3B

3

1

1

2

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Moreland, C

4

0

2

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

3

1

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

1

0

Lerch, P

2

1

0

1

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

6

10

6

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (W, 1-6)

8

10

3

3

0

3

Reed (S, 2)

1

0

0

0

1

1

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Garner (9). DP- Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 1. 2B-Moreno (8), Madlock (6), Rose 2 (13), Maddox (10), McBride (9). HR- Lacy 2 (3), Schmidt (14). SB-Madlock (4), Rose (5). SH- Lerch (2). BL- Lerch (1). T- 2:09. A- 30,209.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Moreno CF

1

Rose 1B

Foli SS

2

McBride RF

Parker RF

3

Schmidt 3B

B. Robinson 1B

4

Luzinski LF

Madlock 3B

5

Moreland C

Lacy LF

6

Maddox CF

Garner 2B

7

Bowa SS

Nicosia C

8

Trillo 2B

D. Robinson P

9

Lerch P

Game Summary

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PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Foli struck out; Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose doubled to left; McBride singled to center [Rose scored]; Schmidt homered [McBride scored]; Luzinski was called out on strikes; Moreland popped to catcher in foul territory; Maddox doubled to left; Bowa was called out on strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 3.

 

PIRATES 2ND: B. Robinson popped to second; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Lacy homered; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch made an out to left; Rose singled to center; Rose stole second; McBride made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

 

PIRATES 3RD: Nicosia made an out to center; D. Robinson singled to center; Moreno forced D. Robinson (first to shortstop); Lerch balked [Moreno to second]; Foli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt made an out to center; Luzinski grounded out (second to first); Moreland singled to right; Maddox made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

 

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

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa made an out to shortstop; Trillo singled to right; Lerch forced Trillo (pitcher to shortstop); Rose doubled to left [Lerch scored]; McBride doubled to right [Rose scored]; Schmidt struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PIRATES 5TH: Garner grounded out (second to first); Nicosia grounded out (third to first); D. Robinson singled to shortstop; Moreno made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: SCURRY REPLACED D. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Luzinski made an out to center; Moreland singled to left; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Moreland out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PIRATES 6TH: Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker made an out to right; B. Robinson made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa made an out to right; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch walked; Rose forced Lerch (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PIRATES 7TH: Madlock singled; Lacy made an out to center; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; Nicosia popped to shortstop [Madlock out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Moreland made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PIRATES 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR SCURRY; Sanguillen singled to shortstop; Moreno doubled to right [Sanguillen to third]; Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); B. Robinson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: HASSLER REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); Maddox grounded out (second to first); Bowa walked; Trillo reached on an error by Garner [Bowa to third]; Lerch out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Bowa scored (unearned), Trillo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 6.

 

PIRATES 9TH: Madlock doubled to left; Lacy homered [Madlock scored]; REED REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Garner grounded out (first to pitcher); OTT BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Ott grounded out (first to pitcher); EASLER BATTED FOR HASSLER; Easler walked; Moreno struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 6.