May 16, 1980 - Phillies 3, Houston 0

Bake McBride dives back to first on a pickoff attempt.
Bake McBride dives back to first on a pickoff attempt.

Dick Ruthven pitched a true gem in winning his fourth game of the season, shutting out the Houston Astros on five hits. Bake McBride had two RBIs and Mike Schmidt one in scoring the three Phillies runs. Del Unser had the lone extra base hit, a triple, in the fourth inning. Though the Phils had just six hits, they were able to scrape three runs off of J.R. Richard, the fireballing righthander who later in the season would suffer a career-ending stroke. With the win, the Phils took sole possession of 2nd place.

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Boxscore: Phillies 3, Astros 0

 

Phillies

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

-

3

Houston

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

3

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

2

2

Unser, CF

4

1

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

0

1

1

Boone, C

4

0

0

0

Gross, LF

4

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

3

1

0

0

Trillo, 2B

3

1

1

0

Ruthven, P

2

0

1

0

TOTALS

30

3

6

3

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 4-2)

9

5

0

0

1

1

 

 

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Walling, 1B

4

0

0

0

Puhl, RF

4

0

1

0

Morgan, 2B

3

0

1

0

Cruz, LF

4

0

1

0

Cedeno, CF

4

0

0

0

Cabell, 3B

3

0

0

0

Ashby, C

3

0

1

0

Reynolds, SS

3

0

1

0

Richard, P

2

0

0

0

Landestoy, PH

1

0

0

0

Smith, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

31

0

5

0

 

 

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Richard (L, 4-2)

8

6

3

2

1

6

Smith

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Reynolds (2). DP- Philadelphia 1, Houston 1. 3B- Unser (3), Reynolds (2). SB- Schmidt (3), Puhl (3). Ruthven (3). SF- Schmidt (2). T- 2:06. A- 33,610.

Starting Lineups

 

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Houston Astros

Rose 1B

1

Walling 1B

McBride RF

2

Puhl RF

Unser CF

3

Morgan 2B

Schmidt 3B

4

Cruz LF

Boone C

5

Cedeno CF

Gross CF

6

Cabell 3B

Bowa SS

7

Ashby C

Trillo 2B

8

Reynolds SS

Ruthven P

9

Richard P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride struck out; Unser struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Walling grounded out (second to first); Puhl made an out to center; Morgan made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt singled to center; Schmidt stole second; Boone struck out; Gross grounded out (second to first) [Schmidt to third]; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to left; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cruz to second]; Cabell grounded out (third to first); Ashby struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Trillo made an out to right; Ruthven singled to left; Rose grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Ruthven out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds tripled to right; Richard grounded out (pitcher to first); Walling hit into a double play (left to catcher) [Reynolds out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride struck out; Unser tripled to center; Schmidt hit a sacrifice fly to center [Unser scored]; Boone made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Morgan singled to third; Cruz forced Morgan (shortstop to second); Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Gross made an out to left; Bowa grounded out (third to first); Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell made an out to left; Ashby singled to center; Reynolds forced Ashby (first to shortstop); Richard grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Ruthven struck out; Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride singled to center; Unser lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Walling grounded out (second to first); Puhl singled to center; Puhl stole second; Morgan walked; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher) [Puhl to third, Morgan to second]; Cedeno made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Schmidt made an out to center; Boone grounded out (third to first); Gross lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby made an out to center; Reynolds popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Bowa reached on an error by Reynolds; Trillo singled to right [Bowa to second]; Ruthven out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Bowa to third, Trillo to second]; Rose walked; McBride singled to right [Bowa scored (unearned), Trillo scored, Rose to third, McBride out at second (right to shortstop to first)]; Unser struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 8TH: LANDESTOY BATTED FOR RICHARD; Landestoy grounded out (shortstop to first); Walling lined to center; Puhl made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: SMITH REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Schmidt made an out to center; Boone grounded out (third to first); Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 9TH: Morgan made an out to center; Cruz popped to shortstop; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 0.