May 9, 1980 - Cincinnati 5, Phillies 2

Lerch dropped to 0-4 on the season.
Lerch dropped to 0-4 on the season.

The Big Red Machine was fading fast by 1980, but the remnants of the team were enough to beat Randy Lerch and the Phillies on this day. Lerch, continuing what would become a disastrous season, was rocked for five runs in 4-1/3 innings and took his fourth loss of the season. The Phillies' offense, so good for the past few games, were stifled agianst Reds pitcher Charlie Leibrandt, who pitched a 2-run complete game to win his third game of the season. Bake McBride and Bob Boone knocked in the Phils' two runs.  

NL East Standings after games of May 9, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

16

7

0.695

-

Cubs

12

11

0.521

4

Cardinals

13

12

0.519

4

Phillies

11

11

0.5

Expos

10

15

0.4

7

Mets

9

16

0.36

8

 

Boxscore: Reds 5, Phillies 2

 

Phillies

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

-

2

Cincinnati

1

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

X

-

5

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

1

1

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

1

Schmidt, 3B

3

0

0

0

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

1

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

Aviles, 2B

4

0

0

0

Lerch, P

1

0

1

0

LaGrow, P

0

0

0

0

Smith, PH

1

1

1

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Trillo, PH

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

2

7

2

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lerch (L, 0-4)

4.1

7

5

5

6

3

LaGrow

1.2

1

0

0

2

1

Reed

2

1

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

Cincinnati

AB

R

H

RBI

Collins, LF

4

1

1

0

Geronimo, CF

0

0

0

0

Griffey, RF

3

1

1

1

Cruz, RF-LF

2

0

2

0

Concepcion, SS

4

0

1

0

Bench, C

4

1

1

1

Knight, 3B

2

0

0

0

Kennedy, 2B

2

1

0

0

Driesson, 1B

3

1

1

0

Mejias, CF-RF

4

0

1

3

Leibrandt, P

3

0

1

0

TOTALS

31

5

9

5

 

 

 

Cincinnati

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Leibrandt (W, 3-2)

9

7

2

2

3

1

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Griffey.

E- Aviles (2). DP- Philadelphia 1. 2B- Boone (5), Smith (1), Collins (3). 3B- Leibrandt (1), Mejias (1), Cruz (1). SB- Bench (2). SH- Lerch (1). SF- Bench (1). IBB- Lerch (4, Kennedy), LaGrow (1, Knight). BK- LaGrow (1), Leibrandt (1). T- 2:29. A- 32,583.

 

Starting Lineups

 

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Cincinnati Reds

Rose 1B

1

Collins, LF

McBride RF

2

Griffey, RF

Schmidt 3B

3

Concepcion SS

Luzinski LF

4

Bench C

Boone C

5

Knight 3B

Maddox CF

6

Kennedy 2B

Bowa SS

7

Driessen 1B

Aviles 2B

8

Mejias SS

Lerch P

9

Leibrandt P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose walked; McBride grounded out (second to first) [Rose to second]; Schmidt walked; Luzinski made an out to center [Rose to third]; Boone doubled to left [Rose scored, Schmidt to third]; Maddox popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 0.

 

REDS 1ST: Collins walked; Griffey forced Collins (shortstop to second) [Griffey to second (error by Aviles)]; Concepcion singled to left [Griffey to third]; Bench hit a sacrifice fly to right [Griffey scored]; Knight walked [Concepcion to second]; Kennedy walked [Concepcion to third, Knight to second]; Driessen grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 1.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Bowa singled to left; Aviles forced Bowa (second to shortstop); Lerch out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Aviles to second]; Rose singled to pitcher [Aviles to third]; McBride popped to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 1.

 

REDS 2ND: Mejias popped to catcher in foul territory; Leibrandt struck out; Collins doubled to right; Griffey singled to center [Collins scored]; Concepcion walked [Griffey to second]; Bench made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt grounded out (first unassisted); Luzinski struck out; Boone made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

REDS 3RD: Knight grounded out (third to first); Kennedy made an out to right; Driessen singled to center; Mejias struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox singled to left; Bowa made an out to center; Aviles made an out to left; Lerch singled to right [Maddox to second]; Rose lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

REDS 4TH: Leibrandt tripled to left; Collins grounded out (third to first); Griffey popped to shortstop; Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: CRUZ REPLACED GRIFFEY (PLAYING RF); McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Schmidt lined to center; Luzinski made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 2.

 

REDS 5TH: Bench singled to left; Bench stole second; Knight popped to second; Kennedy was walked intentionally; Driessen walked [Bench to third, Kennedy to second]; Mejias tripled to center [Bench scored, Kennedy scored, Driessen scored]; LAGROW REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Leibrandt walked; Collins grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Leibrandt out at second]; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 5.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone made an out to left; Maddox made an out to center; Bowa grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 5.

 

REDS 6TH: Cruz singled to right; Concepcion forced Cruz (shortstop to second); LaGrow balked [Concepcion to second]; Bench struck out; Knight was walked intentionally; Kennedy forced Knight (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Reds 5.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Aviles made an out to center; SMITH BATTED FOR LAGROW; Smith doubled to right; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first) [Smith to third]; McBride singled to second [Smith scored]; Leibrandt balked [McBride to second]; Schmidt grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 5.

 

REDS 7TH: REED REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Driessen made an out to left; Mejias lined to center; Leibrandt grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 5.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone grounded out (first unassisted); Maddox popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 5.

 

REDS 8TH: Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz tripled to right; Concepcion struck out; Bench made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 5.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: GERONIMO REPLACED COLLINS (PLAYING CF); CRUZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); MEJIAS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Bowa made an out to center; Aviles lined to right; TRILLO BATTED FOR REED; Trillo walked; Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 5.