May 6, 1980 - Phillies 10, Atlanta 5

Pete Rose chases an errant pickoff throw in the first inning.
Pete Rose chases an errant pickoff throw in the first inning.

The Phils ride hot bats against mediocre Atlanta pitching for the second night in a row. Overcoming four unearned Atlanta runs in the first inning, the Phils scored four of their own in the fourth inning off of Braves starter Doyle Alexander, and never gave up the lead after that. Dick Ruthven overcame that horrid first inning to even his record as 2-2. Dickie Noles pitched the last 2-2/3 innings to earn the save. No less than six Phils combined for seven doubles that they scored 10 runs, and Mike Schmidt hit his first triple of the season.

NL East Standings after games of May 6, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

14

7

.667

-

Cubs

11

9

.550

Phillies

11

10

.523

3

Cardinals

11

12

.478

4

Expos

9

14

.391

6

Mets

8

15

.347

7

 

Boxscore: Phillies 10, Braves 5

 

Atlanta

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

-

5

Phillies

1

0

4

0

0

1

0

4

X

-

10

 

 

 

Atlanta

AB

R

H

RBI

Royster, 2B

4

1

0

0

Blanks, 3B-SS

4

0

1

0

Murphy, RF

5

1

2

1

Chambliss, 1B

5

1

3

0

Burroughs, LF

4

1

2

3

Asselstine, CF

2

0

1

1

Benedict, C

2

0

1

1

Nolan, PH-C

1

0

0

0

Gomez, SS

3

0

0

0

Matthews, PH

1

0

0

0

Ruiz, 3B

0

0

0

0

Alexander, P

1

0

0

0

Boggs, P

1

0

0

0

Lum, PH

0

0

0

0

Camp, P

0

0

0

0

Spikes, PH

1

0

1

0

Hrabosky, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

36

5

10

5

 

 

 

Atlanta

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Alexander (L, 0-2)

2.2

8

5

5

1

2

Boggs

3.1

1

1

1

3

2

Camp

1

1

0

0

1

0

Hrabosky

1

4

4

3

0

1

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

3

3

0

McBride, RF

4

1

2

2

Unser, LF

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

5

2

2

4

Luzinski, LF

4

1

1

1

G. Vukovich, RF

0

0

0

0

Gross, CF

4

1

1

1

Boone, C

5

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

3

0

1

1

Aviles, 2B

3

1

2

0

Ruthven, P

2

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Noles, P

1

1

1

0

TOTALS

35

10

14

9

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 2-2)

6

5

5

1

5

3

Reed

0.1

2

0

0

0

0

Noles (S, 2)

2.2

3

0

0

0

3

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Bowa.

E- Royster (5), Aviles (1). DP- Atlanta 2, Philadelpha 2. 2B- Asselstine (5), Chambliss (4), Rose 2 (7), McBride (7), Schmidt (5), Gross (1), Aviles (1), Boone (4). 3B- Schmidt (1). SH- Ruthven (2). SF- McBride (1). IBB- Camp (2, Bowa). T- 2:43. A- 25,302.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Royster 2B

1

Rose 1B

Blanks 3B

2

McBride RF

Murphy RF

3

Schmidt 3B

Chambliss 1B

4

Luzinski LF

Burroughs LF

5

Gross CF

Asselstine CF

6

Boone C

Benedict C

7

Bowa SS

Gomez SS

8

Aviles 2B

Alexander P

9

Ruthven P

Game Summary

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BRAVES 1ST: Royster walked; Blanks grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Royster out at second]; Murphy reached on an error by Aviles; Chambliss singled to right [Murphy to third]; Burroughs walked [Chambliss to second]; Asselstine doubled to right [Murphy scored (unearned), Chambliss scored (unearned), Burroughs scored (unearned)]; Benedict singled to left [Asselstine scored (unearned)]; Gomez grounded out (pitcher to first); 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose doubled to center; McBride doubled to right [Rose scored]; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski struck out; Gross walked; Boone made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 1.

 

BRAVES 2ND: Alexander was called out on strikes; Royster popped to first; Blanks grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 1.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Aviles singled to center; Ruthven grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to second) [Aviles out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 1.

 

BRAVES 3RD: Murphy grounded out (third to first); Chambliss doubled to center; Burroughs grounded out (third to first); Asselstine struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Rose doubled to left; McBride made an out to second; Schmidt doubled to center [Rose scored]; Luzinski singled to left [Schmidt scored]; Gross doubled to center [Luzinski scored]; Boone made an out to left; Bowa singled to center [Gross scored]; BOGGS REPLACED ALEXANDER (PITCHING); Aviles walked [Bowa to second]; Ruthven struck out; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

BRAVES 4TH: Benedict grounded out (third to first); Gomez grounded out (third to first); Boggs struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Rose walked; McBride forced Rose (second to shortstop); Schmidt grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [McBride out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

BRAVES 5TH: Royster grounded out (third to first); Blanks walked; Murphy singled to left [Blanks to third]; Chambliss grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Murphy out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Luzinski walked; Gross forced Luzinski (third to second); Boone made an out to left; Bowa forced Gross (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs made an out to right; Asselstine lined to second; Benedict walked; Gomez made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Aviles doubled to right; Ruthven reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Aviles to third]; Rose was called out on strikes; McBride hit a sacrifice fly to left [Aviles scored, Ruthven to second]; Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Phillies 6.

 

BRAVES 7TH: LUM BATTED FOR BOGGS; Lum walked; REED REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Royster forced Lum (shortstop to second); Blanks singled to left [Royster to second]; Murphy singled to center [Royster scored, Blanks to third]; NOLES REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Chambliss made an out to center; Burroughs was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: CAMP REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Boone doubled to left; Bowa was walked intentionally; Aviles forced Bowa (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Phillies 6.

 

BRAVES 8TH: Asselstine singled to center; NOLAN BATTED FOR BENEDICT; Nolan grounded out (second to pitcher) [Asselstine to second]; MATTHEWS BATTED FOR GOMEZ; Matthews struck out; SPIKES BATTED FOR CAMP; Spikes singled to shortstop [Asselstine to third]; Royster struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: BLANKS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); NOLAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); RUIZ REPLACED MATTHEWS (PLAYING 3B); HRABOSKY REPLACED SPIKES (PITCHING); Noles singled to center; Rose singled to left [Noles to second]; McBride singled to right [Noles to third, Rose to second]; Schmidt tripled to center [Noles scored, Rose scored, McBride scored, Schmidt scored (unearned) (error by Royster)]; Luzinski struck out; Gross grounded out (second to first); Boone popped to first; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Phillies 10.

 

BRAVES 9TH: UNSER REPLACED MCBRIDE (PLAYING LF); G. VUKOVICH REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING RF); Blanks made an out to second; Murphy made an out to left; Chambliss singled to right; Burroughs popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Phillies 10.