September 3, 1980 - Phillies 4, San Francisco 3

Imagine a series in which the Phils only get three extra base hits, all doubles. And imagine a series like that with the Phils sweeping the three games. That's exactly what happened against San Francisco. For the third straight game, the Phils got one extra base hit, today a double by starting pitcher Dick Ruthven. They did, however, do the little things well, such as the Larry Bowa suicide squeeze that increased the Phils' lead to 4-0. At the time it seemed to be a little unnecessary, but that fourth run turned out to be the difference in the game as the Giants came back to make the score 4-3. Ruthven pitched well, but tired in the ninth inning and gave up a two-run homer to Giant pinch-hitter Chris Bourjos before giving way to Tug McGraw, who got the final two outs to preserve Ruthven's 14th win and earn his 16th save. Along with Bowa's squeeze, Mike Schmidt and Ruthven each had RBIs, and Manny Trillo scored two runs in being the only Phil to have a multiple hit game (2-for-4).

NL East Standings after games of September 3, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

71

60

0.542

-

Pirates

72

62

0.537

½

Expos

71

62

0.534

1

Cardinals

59

72

0.45

12

Mets

59

74

0.444

13

Cubs

51

80

0.389

20

Boxscore: Phillies 4, Giants 3

Phillies

0

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

4

San Francisco

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

-

3

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

3

0

1

0

G. Vukovich, LF

0

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

0

1

1

Unser, CF-1B

4

0

1

0

Trillo, 2B

4

2

2

0

Gross, LF-CF

4

0

1

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

3

1

1

1

Boone, C

4

0

0

0

Ruthven, P

3

1

1

1

Maddox, CF

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

4

9

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 14-8)

8.1

8

3

3

4

4

McGraw (S, 16)

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

 

San Francisco

AB

R

H

RBI

North, CF

4

0

1

0

Venable, RF

4

0

1

0

Herndon, PH

1

0

0

0

Whitfield, LF

5

0

2

0

Ivie, 1B

4

0

0

0

Evans, 3B

4

0

0

0

May, C

3

1

1

0

Sularz, 2B

4

0

1

0

Pettini, SS

3

1

2

1

Ripley, P

1

0

0

0

Strain, PH

1

0

0

0

Griffin, P

0

0

0

0

Wohlford, PH

1

0

0

0

Rowland, P

0

0

0

0

Bourjos, PH

1

1

1

2

TOTALS

36

3

9

3

 

San Francisco

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ripley (L, 7-8)

5

7

3

3

0

1

Griffin

1

2

1

1

0

0

Rowland

3

0

0

0

0

1

 

Game-winning RBI- None.

E- Ruthven (6), Evans (24). DP- San Francisco 1. 2B- Ruthven (4), Venable (2), North (11), Whitfield (13). HR- Bourjos (1). SB- Trillo (6), Pettini (4), North (40). SH- Bowa (7). HBP- Ripley (4, Rose). T- 2:30. A- 5,504.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

4

9

1

4

Giants

3

9

1

10

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

San Francisco Giants

Rose 1B

1

North CF

McBride RF

2

Venable RF

Schmidt 3B

3

Whitfield LF

Unser CF

4

Ivie 1B

Trillo 2B

5

Evans 3B

Gross LF

6

May C

Bowa SS

7

Sularz 2B

Boone C

8

Pettini SS

Ruthven P

9

Ripley P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to center; McBride popped to third in foul territory; Schmidt was called out on strikes; Unser grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 1ST: North grounded out (shortstop to first); Venable doubled to right; Whitfield grounded out (pitcher to first) [Venable to third]; Ivie walked; Evans struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo singled to second; Gross grounded out (second to first) [Trillo to second]; Bowa singled to third [Trillo scored (error by Evans), Bowa to second]; Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Ruthven doubled to left [Bowa scored]; Rose was hit by a pitch; McBride singled to first [Ruthven to third, Rose to second]; Schmidt singled to left [Ruthven scored, Rose out at home (left to catcher), McBride to second]; 3 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 2ND: May lined to right; Sularz lined to pitcher; Pettini was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Unser singled to right; Trillo grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Unser out at second]; Gross lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 3RD: Ripley struck out; North doubled to right; Venable popped to shortstop; Whitfield lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa flied to right in foul territory; Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Ruthven grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 4TH: Ivie made an out to center; Evans was called out on strikes; May singled to pitcher; Sularz popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride made an out to center; Schmidt lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 5TH: Pettini walked; STRAIN BATTED FOR RIPLEY; Pettini stole second; Strain lined to shortstop; Pettini was picked off second but was safe on an error by Ruthven [Pettini to third]; North walked; North stole second; Venable made an out to center; Whitfield made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Giants 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED STRAIN (PITCHING); Unser lined to second; Trillo singled to shortstop; Trillo stole second; Gross singled to left [Trillo to third]; Bowa out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Trillo scored, Gross to second]; Boone lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 0.

 

GIANTS 6TH: Ivie made an out to center; Evans popped to second; May walked; Sularz singled to right [May to second]; Pettini singled to left [May scored, Sularz to second]; WOHLFORD BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Wohlford made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: ROWLAND REPLACED WOHLFORD (PITCHING); Ruthven grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride grounded out (third to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 7TH: North grounded out (shortstop to first); Venable made an out to shortstop; Whitfield singled to left; Ivie made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Schmidt struck out; Unser made an out to left; Trillo lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 8TH: G. VUKOVICH REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING LF); GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); UNSER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Evans made an out to right; May grounded out (shortstop to first); Sularz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Gross lined to left; Bowa grounded out (third to first); Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 1.

 

GIANTS 9TH: Pettini singled to left; BOURJOS BATTED FOR ROWLAND; Bourjos homered [Pettini scored]; North made an out to center; MCGRAW REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); MADDOX REPLACED RUTHVEN (PLAYING CF); HERNDON BATTED FOR VENABLE; Herndon made an out to center; Whitfield doubled to left; Ivie struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Giants 3.