July 20, 1980 - Atlanta 3, Phillies 2

After winning the first game of this series, the Phils squandered an opportunity to re-gain ground in the NL East race by losing three straight to the Atlanta Braves, who at the time were in fifth place in the NL West. Bob Walk pitched creditably for six innings, giving up three earned runs, but the Phils' offense could, for the third game in a row, score just two runs. Larry McWilliams, who going into the game had a 4.37 ERA, gave up just one earned run in going the distance to claim his seventh win of the season. For Walk, it was the first loss of his major league career after winning the first six decisions. Manny Trillo returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, but that was the lone highlight for an overmatched lineup on this day.

NL East Standings after games of July 20, 1980

Phillies

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

-

2

Atlanta

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

X

-

3

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Smith, LF

5

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

McBride, RF

3

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

1

1

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

1

2

1

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

1

Walk, P

2

0

0

0

Aviles, PH

1

0

1

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

Moreland, PH

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

36

2

7

2

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walk (L, 6-1)

6

8

3

3

3

7

Brusstar

2

1

0

0

1

1

 

Atlanta

AB

R

H

RBI

Royster, 2B, 3B

4

1

2

0

Murphy, CF

4

1

1

0

Chambliss, 1B

3

0

1

0

Matthews, RF

4

1

1

0

Horner, 3B

2

0

1

1

Hubbard, PR-2B

0

0

0

0

Burroughs, LF

3

0

2

1

Nahorodny, C

4

0

0

0

Blanks, SS

4

0

1

0

Gomez, SS

0

0

0

0

McWilliams, P

4

0

0

0

TOTALS

32

3

9

2

 

Atlanta

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

McWilliams (W, 7-6)

9

7

2

1

1

2

 

Game-winning RBI- None.

E- Schmidt (14), Brusstar (1), Hubbard (6), Blanks (14). DP- None. 2B- Trillo (14). SB- Matthews (5), Royster (12). CS- Hubbard (3). SF- Horner (3). T- 2:23. A- 9,335.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Atlanta Braves

Smith LF

1

Royster 2B

Rose 1B

2

Murphy CF

McBride RF

3

Chambliss 1B

Schmidt 3B

4

Matthews RF

Maddox CF

5

Horner 3B

Trillo 2B

6

Burroughs LF

Bowa SS

7

Nahorodny C

Boone C

8

Blanks SS

Walk P

9

McWilliams P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith made an out to right; Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Braves 0.

 

BRAVES 1ST: Royster walked; Murphy made an out to left; Chambliss popped to third; Matthews singled to right [Royster to third]; Matthews stole second [Royster scored]; Horner walked; Burroughs singled to center [Matthews scored, Horner to second]; Nahorodny made an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Braves 2.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox popped to second; Trillo singled to right; Bowa singled to left [Trillo to third]; Boone singled to center [Trillo scored, Bowa to second]; Walk made an out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

BRAVES 2ND: Blanks struck out; McWilliams struck out; Royster singled to right; Murphy lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Smith grounded out (third to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride singled to right; Schmidt singled to center [McBride to second]; Maddox popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

BRAVES 3RD: Chambliss made an out to right; Matthews struck out; Horner singled to left; Burroughs walked [Horner to second]; Nahorodny struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa lined to first; Boone struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

BRAVES 4TH: Blanks popped to second; McWilliams was called out on strikes; Royster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Walk grounded out (third to first); Smith struck out; Rose made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 2.

 

BRAVES 5TH: Murphy singled to left; Chambliss singled to left [Murphy to second]; Matthews made an out to center [Murphy to third]; Horner lined out on a sacrifice fly to center [Murphy scored]; Burroughs singled to center [Chambliss to second]; Nahorodny made an out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 3.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: McBride lined to center; Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox reached on an error by Blanks; Trillo made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 3.

 

BRAVES 6TH: Blanks lined to right; McWilliams flied to left in foul territory; Royster singled to center; Royster stole second; Murphy struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Bowa lined to shortstop; Boone grounded out (third to first); AVILES BATTED FOR WALK; Aviles singled to center; Smith popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 3.

 

BRAVES 7TH: BRUSSTAR REPLACED AVILES (PITCHING); Chambliss walked; Matthews popped to first; Horner forced Chambliss (second to shortstop); HUBBARD RAN FOR HORNER; Hubbard was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Braves 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: ROYSTER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HUBBARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rose grounded out (third to first); McBride walked; Schmidt forced McBride (third to second); Maddox reached on an error by Hubbard [Schmidt to second]; Trillo doubled to left [Schmidt scored (unearned), Maddox to third]; Bowa lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 3.

 

BRAVES 8TH: Burroughs made an out to center; Nahorodny reached on an error by Schmidt; Blanks singled to right [Nahorodny to second]; Blanks was picked off first but was safe on an error by Brusstar [Nahorodny to third, Blanks to second]; McWilliams struck out; Royster grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 3.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: LUM REPLACED BURROUGHS (PLAYING LF); GOMEZ REPLACED BLANKS (PLAYING SS); Boone made an out to center; MORELAND BATTED FOR BRUSSTAR; Moreland grounded out (pitcher to first); Smith grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 3.