October 1, 1980 - Phillies 5, Chicago 0

Steve Carlton pitched his last regular-season game of the 1980 campaign, and it was a beauty: a two-hit shutout of the Cubs. Lefty fanned ten Chicago batters and walked only two in winning his 24th game of the season. Cubs pitcher Dennis Lamp, had the misfortune of losing his second game of the series to the Phillies (he was the losing pitcher in the Phils' 15-inning marathon game two days earlier), but did not actually pitch badly until running out of steam in the sixth inning, when the Phils scored four runs. Two of the runs came from something that had happened many times before, but would never happen again: Mike Schmidt-Greg Luzinski back-to-back home runs. In fact, Luzinski's 19th of the year would be his last regular season home run for the Phillies (he would hit one in the NLCS), as he was sold to the Chicago White Sox in the offseason. Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Bob Boone and Carlton himself each had two hits. Montreal completed a sweep, and the Phils stayed a half-game behind the Expos.

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NL East Standings after games of October 1, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

89

70

.560

-

Phillies

88

70

.557

½

Pirates

81

78

.509

8

Cardinals

72

87

.453

17

Mets

66

93

.415

23

Cubs

63

95

.399

25½

Boxscore: Phillies 5, Cubs 0

Chicago

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

X

-

5

 

Chicago

AB

R

H

RBI

DeJesus, SS

4

0

0

0

Dillard, 3B

4

0

0

0

Buckner, 1B

4

0

1

0

Martin, RF

4

0

0

0

Vail, LF

3

0

1

0

Lezcano, CF

1

0

0

0

Tyson, 2B

3

0

0

0

O'Berry, C

2

0

0

0

Johnson, PH-C

1

0

0

0

Lamp, P

2

0

0

0

Tidrow, P

0

0

0

0

Kingman, PH

1

0

0

0

Smith, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

29

0

2

2

 

Chicago

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lamp (L, 10-14)

5.1

8

4

4

1

1

Tidrow

1.2

1

0

0

0

3

Le. Smith

1

2

1

1

0

1

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

1

2

1

Luzinski, LF

4

1

1

1

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Unser, CF

3

1

1

0

Trillo, 2B

4

1

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

2

1

Boone, C

4

0

2

1

Carlton, P

3

0

2

1

TOTALS

34

5

11

5

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 24-9)

9

2

0

0

2

10

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- None. DP- None. 2B- Schmidt (24), Bowa (16). 3B- Unser (4). HR- Schmidt (45), Luzinski (19). SF- Carlton (3). WP- Lamp (10). T- 2:13. A- 25,658.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Cubs

0

2

0

4

Phillies

5

11

5

7

 

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs

 

Philadelphia Phillies

DeJesus SS

1

Rose 1B

Dillard 3B

2

McBride RF

Buckner 1B

3

Schmidt 3B

Martin RF

4

Luzinski LF

Vail LF

5

Unser CF

Lezcano CF

6

Trillo 2B

Tyson 2B

7

Bowa SS

O'Berry C

8

Boone C

Lamp P

9

Carlton P

Game Summary

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CUBS 1ST: DeJesus grounded out (pitcher to first); Dillard made an out to second; Buckner made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride made an out to center; Schmidt grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

CUBS 2ND: Martin grounded out (third to first); Vail made an out to right; Lezcano walked; Tyson struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski struck out; Unser grounded out (first to pitcher); Trillo made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

CUBS 3RD: O'Berry was called out on strikes; Lamp grounded out (shortstop to first); DeJesus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Carlton singled to center; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

CUBS 4TH: Dillard struck out; Buckner grounded out (first unassisted); Martin grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt doubled to center; Lamp threw a wild pitch [Schmidt to third]; Luzinski grounded out (third to first); Unser walked; Trillo forced Unser (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

CUBS 5TH: Vail grounded out (third to first); Lezcano struck out; Tyson popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); Boone made an out to center; Carlton singled to center; Rose grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

CUBS 6TH: O'Berry struck out; Lamp was called out on strikes; DeJesus grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: McBride made an out to center; Schmidt homered; Luzinski homered; Unser tripled to center; Trillo singled to third; Bowa singled to second [Unser scored, Trillo to second]; TIDROW REPLACED LAMP (PITCHING); Boone singled to left [Trillo to third, Bowa to second]; Carlton hit a sacrifice fly to center [Trillo scored, Bowa to third, Boone to second]; Rose struck out; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 4.

 

CUBS 7TH: Dillard made an out to center; Buckner grounded out (second to first); Martin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride struck out; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 4.

 

CUBS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Vail singled to center; Lezcano walked [Vail to second]; Tyson struck out; JOHNSON BATTED FOR O'BERRY; Johnson struck out; KINGMAN BATTED FOR TIDROW; Kingman struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); SMITH REPLACED KINGMAN (PITCHING); Unser made an out to center; Trillo grounded out (third to first); Bowa doubled to center; Boone singled to center [Bowa scored]; Carlton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 5.

 

CUBS 9TH: DeJesus grounded out (third to first); Dillard grounded out (third to first); Buckner singled to center; Martin forced Buckner (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 5.

From "The World Champion Phillies and the Road to Victory"

New York Mets manager Joe Torre complimented Steve Carlton by calling him an animal, "There's no other way to describe that big guy and what he's done."

 

"That big guy" kept the Phillis on the Expos' tail with another brilliant effort, a 2-hit, 5-0 shutout over the Cubs. Carlton, who owns the modern National League record of six one-hitters, but who has never pitched a no-hitter, came close again tonight.

 

He held the Cubs hitless through seven innings before Mike Vail lines a 1-1 fastball to centerfield starting the eighth. Carlton gave up another centerfield hit, a two-out single by Bill Buckner in the 9th, narrowly missing his seventh one-hitter.

 

Dennis Lamp, the starter who relieved and gave up Manny Trillo's big hit two nights ago, held the Phillies off the scoreboard through five.

 

One out into the sixth, Lamp was lit up as Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski hit back-to-back homers for the sixth time this season.

 

The twin blasts got the Phillies' bats going: Del Unser tripled, Manny Trillo singled, Larry Bowa singled (good-bye Lamp) and Bob Boone singled (hello Dick Tidrow).

 

Carlton was home free with his final win of the regular season, a year which brought him his third Cy Young Award. He's tied Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer and Sandy Koufax for the most awards.

 

Meanwhile, north of the border the Cardinals provided no relief for the Phillies.

 

The Expos beat the Cardinals for the third straight day. There's an off-day in Montreal tomorrow but the Phillies catch up in the games played column with their final home game of the season.

 

After that, it's on to Montreal and the 1980 season boils down to three days in Canada.

Quotes

"His slider was THE pitch tonight. It was really unhittable. The way he was throwing the slider, I was looking for anything else but." - Cubs outfielder Mike Vail

 

"We were definitely playing for the no-hitter going into the eighth. Vail's a good hitter. He's the guy I fear in that line-up. He hit a good pitch." - Bob Boone