September 9, 1980 - Phillies 5, Pittsburgh 4

In his last start, Steve Carlton had pitched very well but lost when the Phils couldn't score any runs for him. In this game, Carlton wasn't quite up to his usual standards, but pitched well enough (8 innings, 4 earned runs) to keep the Phils in the game. This is also the beginning of the "Comeback Kids," as the Phils scored two runs in the eighth inning to push the game into extra innings on a Keith Moreland double, a Mike Schmidt triple, and a Greg Luzinski single. In the 14th inning, the Phils' Garry Maddox scored on a suicide squeez bunt by Bob Boone. Phils' relievers Dickie Noles, Ron Reed and Warren Brusstar pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, and Brusstar picked up his second win of the season. The sweep of the two-game series against their nemesis kept the Phillies within a half-game of the Expos, while the Pirates would fade down the stretch and finish in third place.

NL East Standings after games of September 9, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

75

63

.543

-

Phillies

74

63

.540

½

Pirates

72

67

.518

Cardinals

62

75

.453

12½

Mets

59

79

.428

16

Cubs

54

83

.394

20½

Boxscore: Phillies 5, Pirates 4

Pittsburgh

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

4

Phillies

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

-

5

 

Pittsburgh

AB

R

H

RBI

Moreno, CF

7

0

2

1

Foli, SS

6

0

1

0

Alexander, PR

0

0

0

0

Berra, SS

0

0

0

0

Parker, RF

3

0

1

0

Easler, RF

2

0

0

0

Madlock, 3B

5

0

2

0

B. Robinson, 1B

5

1

2

0

Lacy, LF

6

2

2

0

Garner, 2B

4

1

1

2

Nicosia, C

2

0

0

1

Milner, PH

1

0

0

0

Romo, P

0

0

0

0

Carbo, PH

1

0

0

0

Solomon, P

0

0

0

0

Scurry, P

0

0

0

0

Lee, P

0

0

0

0

Candelaria, P

3

0

0

0

Jackson, P

0

0

0

0

Tekulve, P

0

0

0

0

Ott, PH-C

3

0

0

0

TOTALS

48

4

11

4

 

Pittsburgh

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Candelaria

7

4

2

2

1

5

Jackson

0.2

1

1

1

0

1

Tekulve

0.1

2

1

1

0

0

Romo

2

0

0

0

0

0

Solomon

2.2

0

0

0

2

0

Scurry

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lee (L, 0-1)

0.2

1

1

1

0

0

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, RF

5

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH-RF

1

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

6

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

5

1

1

1

Luzinski, LF

4

0

2

1

Loviglio, PR

0

0

0

0

Noles, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH

1

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

McBride, PH

0

0

0

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

6

1

0

0

Maddox, CF

6

2

2

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

0

1

Boone, C

5

0

1

2

Carlton, P

2

0

1

0

Moreland, PH

1

0

1

0

Dernier, PR

0

1

0

0

Gross, LF

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

47

5

8

5

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton

8

8

4

4

2

5

Noles

3

2

0

0

0

2

Reed

2

1

0

0

1

1

Brusstar (W, 2-0)

1

0

0

0

1

1

 

Game-winning RBI- Boone.

E- None. DP- Philadelphia 2. 2B- Lacy (18), Garner (24), Maddox 2 (29), Boone (21), Moreland (6). 3B- Lacy (3), Schmidt (7). SB- Moreno (84), CS- Madlock (8). SH- Boone (2). SF- Garner (6), Nicosia (3), Bowa (3). BK- Carlton (6). HBP- Scurry (2, McBride), Carlton (2, Madlock). IBB- Solomon (5), Reed (9). T- 3:24. A- 43,333.

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Pirates

4

11

0

9

Phillies

5

8

0

8

 

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Moreno CF

1

Smith RF

Foli SS

2

Rose 1B

Parker RF

3

Schmidt 3B

Madlock 3B

4

Luzinski LF

B. Robinson 1B

5

Trillo 2B

Lacy LF

6

Maddox CF

Garner 2B

7

Bowa SS

Nicosia C

8

Boone C

Candelaria P

9

Carlton P

Game Summary

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PIRATES 1ST: Moreno grounded out (first unassisted); Foli made an out to shortstop; Parker singled to right; Madlock struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0.

 

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

 

PIRATES 2ND: B. Robinson singled to left; Lacy doubled to left [B. Robinson to third]; Garner hit a sacrifice fly to center [B. Robinson scored, Lacy to third]; Nicosia hit a sacrifice fly to center [Lacy scored]; Candelaria grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski singled to shortstop; Trillo forced Luzinski (pitcher to shortstop); Maddox doubled to third [Trillo to third]; Bowa hit a sacrifice fly to center [Trillo scored]; Boone doubled to left [Maddox scored]; Carlton struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 3RD: Moreno grounded out (shortstop to first); Foli made an out to right; Parker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Smith made an out to right; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 4TH: Madlock popped to first in foul territory; B. Robinson walked; Lacy made an out to right; Carlton balked [B. Robinson to second]; Garner walked; Nicosia made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski made an out to center; Trillo grounded out (second to first); Maddox was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 5TH: Candelaria grounded out (shortstop to first); Moreno struck out; Foli grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa made an out to center; Boone grounded out (first unassisted); Carlton singled to center; Smith forced Carlton (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 6TH: Parker struck out; Madlock singled to left; B. Robinson made an out to center; Madlock was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); Schmidt popped to first in foul territory; Luzinski was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 7TH: Lacy tripled to center; Garner doubled to right [Lacy scored]; Nicosia made an out to center; Candelaria grounded out (second to first) [Garner to third]; Moreno singled to third [Garner scored]; Foli grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: EASLER REPLACED PARKER (PLAYING RF); Trillo made an out to center; Maddox made an out to right; Bowa walked; Boone made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 2.

 

PIRATES 8TH: Easler struck out; Madlock was hit by a pitch; B. Robinson singled to center [Madlock to second]; Lacy made an out to center; Garner made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: JACKSON REPLACED CANDELARIA (PITCHING); MORELAND BATTED FOR CARLTON; Moreland doubled to right; DERNIER RAN FOR MORELAND; Smith was called out on strikes; Rose grounded out (second to first); TEKULVE REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Schmidt tripled to left [Dernier scored]; Luzinski singled to left [Schmidt scored]; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR LUZINSKI; Trillo grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 9TH: GROSS REPLACED DERNIER (PLAYING LF); NOLES REPLACED LOVIGLIO (PITCHING); MILNER BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Milner grounded out (second to first); OTT BATTED FOR TEKULVE; Ott popped to third in foul territory; Moreno singled to right; Moreno stole second; Foli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: OTT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); ROMO REPLACED MILNER (PITCHING); Maddox made an out to center; Bowa made an
out to left; Boone made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 10TH: Easler grounded out (shortstop to first); Madlock singled to right; B. Robinson struck out; Lacy made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith made an out to right; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 11TH: Garner made an out to second; CARBO BATTED FOR ROMO; Carbo grounded out (second to first); Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 11TH: SOLOMON REPLACED CARBO (PITCHING); Schmidt made an out to center; UNSER BATTED FOR NOLES; Unser made an out to center; Trillo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 12TH: REED REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Moreno made an out to center; Foli singled to shortstop; ALEXANDER RAN FOR FOLI; Alexander stole second; Easler was walked intentionally; Madlock hit into a double play (third to second) [Alexander out at home (second to catcher), Easler out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 12TH: BERRA REPLACED ALEXANDER (PLAYING SS); Maddox made an out to center; Bowa made an out to right; Boone made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 13TH: B. Robinson made an out to center; Lacy struck out; Garner grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 13TH: Gross walked; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR SMITH; G. Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first) [Gross to second]; Rose made an out to left; Schmidt was walked intentionally; MCBRIDE BATTED FOR REED; SCURRY REPLACED SOLOMON (PITCHING); McBride was hit by a pitch [Gross to third, Schmidt to second]; LEE REPLACED SCURRY (PITCHING); Trillo made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PIRATES 14TH: G. VUKOVICH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BRUSSTAR REPLACED MCBRIDE (PITCHING); Lee walked; Ott grounded into a double play (second to first to shortstop) [Lee out at second]; Moreno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 4.

 

PHILLIES 14TH: Maddox doubled to center; Bowa grounded out (first unassisted) [Maddox to third]; Boone reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Maddox scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Phillies 5.