May 18, 1980

Poor Randy Lerch couldn't catch a break.  Lerch, dragging a 0-5 record already, had to face the man who would ultimate become the major league strikeout king and probably the most intimidating pitcher, Nolan Ryan.  Lerch lasted four innings, giving up three runs - three more than the Phils would get all game off of Ryan.

NL East Standings after games of May 18, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

19

12

.612

-

Phillies

15

14

.517

3

Expos

15

15

.500

Cubs

15

16

.483

4

Cardinals

14

19

.424

6

Mets

12

19

.387

7

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Phillies 0

Houston 3

 

New York 1 (G1)

Atlanta 2

 

New York 2 (G2)

Atlanta 1

 

Pittsburgh 0

Los Angeles 2

 

Chicago 3

San Diego 4

 

St. Louis 5

San Francisco 6

American League

 

Seattle 5

Chicago 6

 

Boston 1

Cleveland 3

 

Baltimore 4

Detroit 6

 

California 3

Kansas City 5

 

Milwaukee 4

Minnesota 10

 

Texas 5

New York 4

 

Oakland 1

Toronto 12

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

None

 

American League

None