September 19, 1980 - Chicago 4, Phillies 3

If the win against Pittsburgh may have saved the season, if the Phils had lost, this game against Chicago would have been seen as perhaps the backbreaker for the 1980 season. The Phils held a 3-2 lead, helped greatly by Ramon Aviles' second homer of the season, going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Relievers Warren Brusstar and Tug McGraw failed to hold the lead, and Chicago scored two runs to steal the victory away from the Phillies. Brusstar, who was responsible for the runners that scored, was charged with his first loss of the season. The loss wasted a good effort by Bob Walk, who gave up two runs in 6-1/3 innings.

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NL East Standings after games of September 19, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

81

66

.551

-

Phillies

79

67

.541

Pirates

77

70

.524

4

Cardinals

67

80

.456

14

Mets

62

85

.422

19

Cubs

57

89

.390

23½

Boxscore: Cubs 4, Phillies 3

Phillies

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

-

3

Chicago

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

-

4

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

1

1

Dernier, PR

0

0

0

0

Unser, 1B

0

0

0

0

Lo. Smith, PH

1

0

0

0

J. Vukovich, 1B

0

0

0

0

McBride, RF

5

1

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

0

1

1

Luzinski, LF

3

0

0

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

3

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

3

0

Aviles, SS

4

2

2

1

Walk, P

2

0

0

0

Lyle, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Moreland, PH

0

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, LF

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

3

8

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walk

6.1

6

2

2

4

5

Lyle

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

Brusstar (L, 2-1)

1.1

2

2

2

1

1

McGraw

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

Chicago

AB

R

H

RBI

DeJesus, SS

3

0

2

2

Figueroa, CF

3

0

1

0

Vail, PH

1

0

0

0

Tidrow, P

0

0

0

0

Hernandez, P

0

0

0

0

Smith, P

0

0

0

0

Thompson, PH

0

0

0

0

Martin, PH

1

0

1

1

Buckner, 1B

4

0

1

0

Kingman, LF

4

0

1

0

Tracy, RF

4

0

0

0

Blackwell, C

3

0

0

0

Tyson, 2B

2

0

0

0

Biittner, PH

1

0

1

0

Kelleher, PR

0

0

0

0

Dillard, 3B

4

2

1

1

Reuschel, P

2

0

0

0

Randle, PH

1

1

1

0

Lezcano, CF

0

0

0

0

Johnson, PH

0

1

0

0

TOTALS

33

4

9

4

 

Chicago

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Reuschel

7

7

3

3

1

3

Tidrow

1.1

1

0

0

1

3

Hernandez

0

0

0

0

1

0

Smith (W, 2-0)

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

 

E- Tyson (17). DP- None. 2B- Biittner (12). 3B- Schmidt (8). HR- Aviles (2), Dillard (4). SB- McBride (12), Boone (3), DeJesus (43), Randle (19). CS- Boone (3). SH- Walk (6). IBB- Hernandez (4, Moreland). WP- Lyle (1). A- 4,352

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

3

8

0

8

Cubs

4

9

1

9

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Chicago Cubs

Rose 1B

1

DeJesus SS

McBride RF

2

Figueroa CF

Schmidt 3B

3

Buckner 1B

Luzinski lF

4

Kingman LF

Trillo 2B

5

Tracy RF

Maddox CF

6

Blackwell C

Boone C

7

Tyson 2B

Aviles SS

8

Dillard 3B

Walk P

9

Reuschel P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose lined to left; McBride singled to right; Schmidt tripled to left [McBride scored]; Luzinski walked; Trillo struck out; Maddox made an out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 0.

 

CUBS 1ST: DeJesus lined to center; Figueroa made an out to center; Buckner singled to center; Kingman singled to left [Buckner to second]; Tracy struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Boone singled to right; Aviles grounded out (third to shortstop to first) [Boone to second]; Walk grounded out (first to pitcher) [Boone to third]; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 0.

 

CUBS 2ND: Blackwell struck out; Tyson struck out; Dillard homered; Reuschel made an out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: McBride grounded out (third to first); Schmidt struck out; Luzinski lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

 

CUBS 3RD: DeJesus walked; DeJesus stole second; Figueroa grounded out (shortstop to first); Buckner grounded out (first unassisted); Kingman popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox popped to shortstop; Boone made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

 

CUBS 4TH: Tracy made an out to left; Blackwell struck out; Tyson walked; Dillard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Aviles homered; Walk struck out; Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride reached on an error by Tyson [McBride to first]; McBride stole second; Schmidt made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

 

CUBS 5TH: Reuschel popped to first in foul territory; DeJesus walked; DeJesus was picked off first (pitcher to first); Figueroa singled to right; Buckner made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Luzinski lined to right; Trillo grounded out (third to first); Maddox grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

 

CUBS 6TH: Kingman made an out to center; Tracy made an out to center; Blackwell walked; Tyson forced Blackwell (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Boone singled to center; Boone was caught stealing second (catcher to second to first); Aviles singled to pitcher; Walk out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Aviles to second]; Rose singled to left [Aviles scored]; DERNIER RAN FOR ROSE; McBride popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 1.

 

CUBS 7TH: UNSER REPLACED DERNIER (PLAYING 1B); Dillard popped to first in foul territory; RANDLE BATTED FOR REUSCHEL; Randle singled to third; Randle stole second; DeJesus singled to right [Randle scored]; LYLE REPLACED WALK (PITCHING); VAIL BATTED FOR FIGUEROA; Lyle threw a wild pitch [DeJesus to second]; Vail made an out to left; Buckner grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: TIDROW REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); LEZCANO REPLACED RANDLE (PLAYING CF); Schmidt popped to first; Luzinski struck out; Trillo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 2.

 

CUBS 8TH: BRUSSTAR REPLACED LUZINSKI (PITCHING); GROSS REPLACED LYLE (PLAYING LF); Kingman grounded out (shortstop to first); Tracy grounded out (second to pitcher); Blackwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Maddox walked; Boone singled to center [Maddox to third]; Boone stole second; Aviles struck out; HERNANDEZ REPLACED TIDROW (PITCHING); MORELAND BATTED FOR GROSS; Moreland was walked intentionally; SMITH BATTED FOR UNSER; SMITH REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Smith struck out; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 2.

 

CUBS 9TH: G. VUKOVICH REPLACED MORELAND (PLAYING LF); J. VUKOVICH REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING 1B); BIITTNER BATTED FOR TYSON; Biittner doubled to right; KELLEHER RAN FOR BIITTNER; Dillard reached on a fielder's choice [Kelleher out at third (pitcher to third)]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR LEZCANO; Johnson walked [Dillard to second]; DeJesus singled to left [Dillard scored, Johnson to second]; THOMPSON BATTED FOR SMITH; MCGRAW REPLACED BRUSSTAR (PITCHING); MARTIN BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Martin singled to right [Johnson scored, DeJesus to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Cubs 4.