September 16, 1980 - Pittsburgh 3, Phillies 2

The Phils, knowing that the Expos were playing (and eventually would sweep) a double-header with the collapsing Mets, set out to play against the reigning World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. Dick Ruthven pitched relatively well, giving up three runs over seven innings before giving way to Sparky Lyle for two shutout frames. Unfortunately, Pirates pitchers Jim Bibby and Kent Tekulve pitched just a hair better, holding the Phils to two runs on three hits. The Phils had a chance in the ninth with pinch-runner Jay Loviglio on third, pinch-runner Bob Dernier on second and just one out, but Larry Bowa and Bob Boone could not drive them home. The Phils slipped to 2½ games behind the Expos.

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NL East Standings after games of September 16, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

81

64

.559

-

Phillies

78

66

.542

Pirates

76

69

.524

5

Cardinals

65

80

.448

16

Mets

61

84

.421

20

Cubs

56

88

.389

24½

Boxscore: Pirates 3, Phillies 2

Phillies

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

-

2

Pittsburgh

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

3

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

2

1

1

Luzinski, LF

2

0

0

0

Loviglio, PR

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

3

0

0

0

Unser, PH

0

0

0

0

Dernier, PR

0

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

3

0

1

1

Bowa, SS

3

0

1

0

Boone, C

4

0

0

0

Ruthven, P

1

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

Lyle, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

28

2

3

2

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (L, 15-10)

7

8

3

3

4

3

Lyle

1

1

0

0

0

0

 

Pittsburgh

AB

R

H

RBI

Moreno, CF

3

0

0

0

Foli, SS

4

1

1

0

Parker, RF

4

1

2

0

Easler, LF

3

1

2

1

Madlock, 3B

4

0

2

1

Milner, 1B

4

0

1

1

Ott, C

3

0

1

0

Garner, 2B

3

0

0

0

Bibby, P

3

0

0

0

Tekulve, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

31

3

9

3

 

Pittsburgh

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Bibby (W, 17-5)

8

3

2

2

4

4

Tekulve (S, 20)

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Madlock.

E- None. DP- None. 2B- Easler (23), Madlock (21). HR- Schmidt (39). SB- Garner (30), Moreno (87). CS- Easler (9), Moreno (27). SH- Ruthven (12). HBP- Bibby (6, Luzinski). IBB- Ruthven 2 (7, Garner, Ott). T- 2:22. A- 22,239.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

2

3

0

6

Pirates

3

9

0

8

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Rose 1B

1

Moreno CF

McBride RF

2

Foli SS

Schmidt 3B

3

Parker RF

Luzinski lF

4

Easler LF

Trillo 2B

5

Madlock 3B

Maddox CF

6

Milner 1B

Bowa SS

7

Ott C

Boone C

8

Garner 2B

Ruthven P

9

Bibby P

Game Summary

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

 

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

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski lined to second; Trillo popped to catcher in foul territory; Maddox popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 0.

 

PIRATES 2ND: Easler doubled to right; Madlock doubled to left [Easler scored]; Milner grounded out (second to first) [Madlock to third]; Ott grounded out (second to first); Garner was walked intentionally; Bibby struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa singled to center; Boone popped to catcher in foul territory; Ruthven out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bowa to second]; Rose lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 1.

 

PIRATES 3RD: Moreno made an out to center; Foli singled to center; Parker singled to right [Foli to second]; Easler singled to right [Foli scored, Parker to second]; Madlock popped to second; Milner singled to right [Parker scored, Easler to third]; Ott made an out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride grounded out (pitcher to first); Schmidt walked; Luzinski was hit by a pitch [Schmidt to second]; Trillo made an out to right; Maddox singled to center [Schmidt scored, Luzinski to second]; Bowa walked [Luzinski to third, Maddox to second]; Boone lined to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 4TH: Garner popped to second; Bibby struck out; Moreno made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Ruthven made an out to center; Rose lined to center; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 5TH: Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded out (shortstop to first); Easler walked; Easler was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt struck out; Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); Trillo made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 6TH: Madlock singled to left; Milner grounded out (second to first) [Madlock to second]; Ott was walked intentionally; Garner forced Ott (third to second) [Madlock to third]; Garner stole second; Bibby struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox made an out to center; Bowa struck out; Boone made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 7TH: Moreno walked; Moreno stole second; Moreno was caught stealing third (catcher to third); Foli grounded out (pitcher to first); Parker singled to right; Easler grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: GROSS BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Gross struck out; Rose popped to shortstop; McBride popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PIRATES 8TH: LYLE REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Madlock lined to left; Milner grounded out (third to first); Ott singled to center; Garner made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Pirates 3.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Schmidt homered; Luzinski walked; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR LUZINSKI; UNSER BATTED FOR TRILLO; Unser walked [Loviglio to second]; DERNIER RAN FOR UNSER; TEKULVE REPLACED BIBBY (PITCHING); Maddox out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Loviglio to third, Dernier to second]; Bowa made an out to center; Boone popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Pirates 3.