May 17, 1980

Larry Christenson was somewhat unlucky in his career.  A 1st round pick in 1972, it seemd that Christenson was destined for a great career, especially after notching 19 wins in 1977 as a 23-year-old.  Unfortunately, injuries would undermine that promise, and Christenson would win just five games in 1980 for the Phils.  This, a good effort against the Astros, was one of them - his third of the season.  To top things off, Christenson also homered in the game.

NL East Standings after games of May 17, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

19

11

.633

-

Phillies

15

13

.535

3

Cubs

15

15

.500

4

Expos

15

15

.500

4

Cardinals

14

18

.437

6

Mets

11

18

.379

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Phillies 4

Houston 2

 

Pittsburgh 1

Los Angeles 3

 

Cincinnati 6

Montreal 9

 

Chicago 2

San Diego 1

 

St. Louis 2

San Francisco 4

American League

 

Seattle 0

Chicago 4

 

Boston 3

Cleveland 4

 

California 1

Kansas City 2

 

Milwaukee 14

Minnesota 11

 

Texas 0

New York 3

 

Oakland 4

Toronto 2

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

None

 

American League

None