May 16, 1980

Dick Ruthven was all the Phils needed against the Houston Astros this night.  Ruthven scattered five hits and only one walk in blanking the Astros 3-0.  A Mike Schmidt sacrifice fly in the fourth was all Ruthven would need, but the Phils did add a pair of insurance runs in the eighth on a Bake McBride single.

NL East Standings after games of May 16, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

19

10

.655

-

Phillies

14

13

.518

4

Cubs

14

15

.482

5

Expos

14

15

.482

5

Cardinals

14

17

.451

6

Mets

11

18

.379

8

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Phillies 3

Houston 0

 

New York 5

Atlanta 3

 

Pittsburgh 6

Los Angeles 8

 

Cincinnati 1

Montreal 2

 

Chicago 0

San Diego 3

 

St. Louis 3

San Francisco 4

American League

 

Seattle 4

Chicago 2

 

Boston 2

Cleveland 1

 

Baltimore 2

Detroit 1

 

California 11

Kansas City 1

 

Milwaukee 3

Minnesota 4

 

Texas 2

New York 6

 

Oakland 0

Toronto 1

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

Pittsburgh - Signed Ramon Pena as a non-drafted free agent.

 

American League

Milwaukee - Signed Chuck Porter as a free agent.

Minnesota - Signed Bob Randall as a free agent.