May 4, 1980

Pitching and defense are two hallmarks of a championship baseball team.  And, on this Sunday afternoon, pitching and defense were not on the side of the Phillies as they failed to achieve the series sweep against the Dodgers.  Error by Bob Boone and Luis Aguayo undermined what was a rather mediocre effort by Randy Lerch and staked the Dodgers to a 9-0 lead.  The Phils actually came all the way back to tie the game in the eighth, but Dickie Noles allowed three runs in the ninth to lose the game.

NL East Standings after games of May 4, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

13

7

.649

-

Cubs

11

8

.578

Phillies

9

10

.473

Cardinals

9

12

.428

Expos

8

13

.380

Mets

7

14

.333

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Los Angeles 12

Phillies 0

 

Chicago 2 (G1)

Cincinnati 3

 

Chicago 4 (G2)

Cincinnati 5

 

San Francisco 8 (G1)

Montreal 4

 

San Francisco 4 (G2)

Montreal 6

 

San Diego 4 (G1)

New York 3

 

San Diego 2 (G2)

New York 6

 

Atlanta 4

Pittsburgh 13

 

Houston 4

St. Louis 2

 

American League

 

Seattle 3

California 4

 

Milwaukee 11

Chicago 1

 

Boston 3

Kansas City 5

 

New York 10

Minnesota 1

 

Detroit 4 (G1)

Oakland 0

 

Detroit 0 (G2)

Oakland 1

 

Baltimore 9

Texas 5

 

Cleveland 8 (G1)

Toronto 9

 

Cleveland 2 (G2)

Toronto 7

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

None

 

American League

None

Major League Finales

Phillies

Scott Munninghoff, P