September 24, 1980 - Phillies 1, New York 0

A pitcher's duel it was. The Phils' oft-injured pitcher, Larry Christenson, pitched eight shutout innings, giving up just four hits to the overmatched Mets batters. However, the Phils' hitters could not solve the puzzles of Mets starter Ed Lynch, and the game went into the bullpen and into extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th, pinch hitter Del Unser singled, to be ran for by rookie Jay Loviglio. Ancient Tim McCarver was able to successfully bunt Loviglio to second, and from there he was knocked home by Pete Rose for not just the winning run for reliever Tug McGraw, but the only run of the game. Unfortunately, the 'Spos bested Chicago and stayed a hair's breadth ahead of the Phils in the standings.

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NL East Standings after games of September 24, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

84

68

.553

-

Phillies

83

68

.550

½

Pirates

80

72

.526

4

Cardinals

69

83

.454

15

Mets

63

89

.414

21

Cubs

59

92

.391

24½

Boxscore: Phillies 1, Mets 0

New York

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

-

1

 

New York

AB

R

H

RBI

Wilson, CF

4

0

0

0

Backman, SS

3

0

1

0

Taveras, PH-SS

1

0

0

0

Mazzilli, 1B

3

0

2

0

Washington, RF

4

0

1

0

Henderson, LF

3

0

1

0

E. Maddox, 3B

4

0

0

0

Trevino, C

4

0

0

0

Flynn, 2B

4

0

0

0

Lynch, P

2

0

0

0

Jorgensen, PH

1

0

0

0

Allen, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

0

5

0

 

New York

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lynch

7

2

0

0

3

5

Allen (L, 7-9)

2.1

4

1

1

0

3

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

0

1

1

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

2

0

0

0

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

0

0

G. Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

Boone, C

2

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

1

0

Loviglio, PR

0

1

0

0

Christenson, P

2

0

1

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

McCarver, PH

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

1

6

1

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Christenson

8

4

0

0

2

6

McGraw (W, 3-4)

2

1

0

0

0

2

 

Game-winning RBI- Rose.

E- Trevino (16). DP- Philadelphia 1. 2B- Mazzilli (30). SB- G. Maddox (25). CS- Backman (3). SH- McCarver (1). T- 2:32. A- 24,258.

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Mets

0

5

1

5

Phillies

1

6

0

8

 

Starting Lineups

New York Mets

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Wilson CF

1

Rose 1B

Backman SS

2

McBride RF

Mazzilli 1B

3

Schmidt 3B

Washington RF

4

Luzinski LF

Henderson LF

5

Trillo 2B

E. Maddox 3B

6

G. Maddox CF

Trevino C

7

Bowa SS

Flynn 2B

8

Boone C

Lynch P

9

Christenson P

Game Summary

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METS 1ST: Wilson made an out to right; Backman made an out to left; Mazzilli struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

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

 

METS 2ND: Washington grounded out (first unassisted); Henderson walked; Maddox forced Henderson (shortstop to second); Trevino made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo grounded out (third to first); Maddox made an out to third; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 3RD: Flynn struck out; Lynch struck out; Wilson made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone made an out to center; Christenson singled to left; Rose made an out to left; McBride forced Christenson (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 4TH: Backman grounded out (pitcher to first); Mazzilli singled to right; Washington singled to left [Mazzilli to second]; Henderson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Washington out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Luzinski was called out on strikes; Trillo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 5TH: Maddox made an out to center; Trevino grounded out (third to first); Flynn grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox made an out to third; Bowa made an out to right; Boone walked; Christenson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 6TH: Lynch grounded out (second to first); Wilson grounded out (second to first); Backman singled to right; Mazzilli walked [Backman to second]; Backman was picked off and caught stealing third (pitcher to first to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose made an out to center; McBride popped to third in foul territory; Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 7TH: Washington struck out; Henderson singled to third; Maddox grounded out (second to first) [Henderson to second]; Trevino made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo struck out; Maddox made an out to left; Bowa singled to shortstop; Boone popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 8TH: Flynn grounded out (second to first); JORGENSEN BATTED FOR LYNCH; Jorgensen struck out; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: ALLEN REPLACED JORGENSEN (PITCHING); GROSS BATTED FOR CHRISTENSON; Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose lined to third; McBride singled to center; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 9TH: MCGRAW REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); TAVERAS BATTED FOR BACKMAN; Taveras popped to catcher in foul territory; Mazzilli doubled to left; Washington was called out on strikes; Henderson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: TAVERAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Luzinski grounded out (second to first); Trillo struck out; Maddox singled to center; Maddox stole second [Maddox to third (error by Trevino)]; Bowa struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

METS 10TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Trevino was called out on strikes; Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: UNSER BATTED FOR BOONE; Unser singled to right; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR UNSER; MCCARVER BATTED FOR MCGRAW; McCarver out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Loviglio to second]; Rose singled to center [Loviglio scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Phillies 1.