1980 Phillies Articles
Phillies vs. St. Louis- April 27, 1980

The Cardinals took the Phils to the woodshed in this game. Dick Ruthven was blasted for four earned runs and did not last the third inning. Soon-to-be-ex Phillies Scott Munninghoff and Lerrin LaGrow made cameo appearances in this game. Cardinal Bob Forsch pitched a masterpiece, giving up only one unearned run while getting the complete game victory, dropping the Phillies to fourth place.

  • Phils' Record: 6-8
  • Place: Tied for 4th with the Expos, 3 games behind the Pirates.
NL East standings as of April 27, 1980
Team
Wins
Losses
Pct.
GB
Pirates
9
5
.642
-
Cubs
7
5
.583
1
Cardinals
7
8
.466
Expos
6
8
.428
3
Phillies
6
8
.428
3
Mets
5
10
.333

St. Louis 10 vs. Phillies 1 - April 27, 1980

Boxscore:
St. Louis
AB
R
H
RBI
Phillies
AB
R
H
RBI
Templeton, SS
6
3
3
1
Rose, 1B
3
0
1
0
Herr, 2B
0
0
0
0
Gross, RF-CF
4
0
0
0
Oberkfell, 2B
4
1
2
2
Maddox, CF
3
0
0
0
Phillips, SS
0
0
0
0
Smith, RF
1
0
0
0
Hernandez, 1B
5
2
5
3
Schmidt, 3B
4
0
1
0
Lentine, LF
1
0
0
0
Luzinski, LF
4
0
0
0
Iorg, LF-1B
5
0
1
0
Boone, C
3
0
1
0
Kennedy, C
4
1
3
2
Moreland, C
1
0
0
0
Hendrick, RF
3
2
1
0
Bowa, SS
4
1
2
0
Reitz, 3B
5
1
3
1
Aguayo, 2B
4
0
1
1
Scott, CF
4
0
0
0
Ruthven, P
0
0
0
0
Forsch, P
5
0
1
1
Munninghoff, P
0
0
0
0
 
G. Vukovich, PH
1
0
0
0
 
Saucier, P
0
0
0
0
 
Aviles, PH
1
0
0
0
 
LaGrow, P
0
0
0
0
 
Unser, PH
1
0
0
0
 
McGraw, P
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
42
10
19
10
TOTALS
34
1
6
1
St. Louis
1
1
2
0
3
0
3
0
0
-
10
Phillies
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
-
1
St. Louis
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Forsch (W, 1-1)
9
6
1
0
0
5
Phillies
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Ruthven (L, 1-2)
2.1
8
4
4
1
2
Munninghoff
0.2
0
0
0
1
1
Saucier
2
5
3
3
2
3
LaGrow
2
4
3
0
1
1
McGraw
2
2
0
0
0
1

Game-winning RBI- Hernandez.

E- Templeton 2 (6), Phillips (1), Kennedy (1), Gross (1), Aguayo (2). PB- Boone (1). CI- Kennedy (Rose). DP- St. Louis 1, Philadelphia 3. 2B- Kennedy (1), Hernandez (4). 3B- Templeton (1). HR- Oberkfell (1). SB- Hernandez 2 (2), Hendrick (1), Boone (1). CS- Oberkfell 2 (2). HBP- Saucier (1, Hendrick). IBB- Ruthven (1, Hendrick). T- 2:38. A- 28,200.

Starting Lineup:
  St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Phillies
1.
Templeton SS Rose 1B
2.
Oberkfell 2B Gross RF
3.
Hernandez 1B Maddox CF
4.
Iorg LF Schmidt 3B
5.
Kennedy C Luzinski LF
6.
Hendrick RF Boone C
7.
Reitz 3B Bowa SS
8.
Scott CF Aguayo 2B
9.
Forsch P Ruthven P

Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org):

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton tripled to right; Oberkfell lined to first; Hernandez singled to left [Templeton scored]; Hernandez stole second; Iorg was called out on strikes; Kennedy made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to left; Gross struck out; Maddox grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Rose out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick singled to center; Hendrick stole second; Reitz grounded out (third to first) [Hendrick to third]; Scott was called out on strikes; Forsch singled to center [Hendrick scored]; Templeton singled to center [Forsch to second]; Oberkfell made an out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt struck out; Luzinski was called out on strikes; Boone reached on an error by Templeton; Boone stole second; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Hernandez singled to center; Iorg made an out to right; Kennedy doubled to left [Hernandez scored]; Hendrick was walked intentionally; Reitz singled to left [Kennedy scored, Hendrick to second]; MUNNINGHOFF REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Boone allowed a passed ball [Hendrick to third, Reitz to second]; Scott walked; Forsch was called out on strikes; Templeton forced Scott (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Cardinals 4, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Aguayo made an out to left; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR MUNNINGHOFF; G. Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose reached on catcher's interference by Kennedy; Gross made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: SAUCIER REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Oberkfell walked; Oberkfell was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher); Hernandez singled to right; Iorg struck out; Hernandez stole second; Kennedy singled to right [Hernandez out at home (right to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Luzinski made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hendrick was hit by a pitch; Reitz singled to center [Hendrick to third]; Scott lined to first; Forsch struck out; Templeton singled to right [Hendrick scored, Reitz to third, Templeton to second (error by Gross)]; Oberkfell walked; Hernandez singled to right [Reitz scored, Templeton scored, Oberkfell to third]; Iorg was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa singled to shortstop [Bowa to third (error by Templeton)];
Aguayo singled to second [Bowa scored (unearned)]; AVILES BATTED FOR SAUCIER; Aviles grounded out (shortstop to first) [Aguayo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Phillies 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: LAGROW REPLACED AVILES (PITCHING); Kennedy walked; Hendrick grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Kennedy out at second]; Reitz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 6TH: Gross grounded out (second to first); Maddox made an out to center; Schmidt was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Phillies 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); SMITH REPLACED MADDOX (PLAYING RF); Scott struck out (catcher to first); Forsch popped to shortstop; Templeton reached on an error by Aguayo; Oberkfell hit an inside the park homer to right (unearned) [Templeton scored (unearned)]; Hernandez doubled to left; Iorg singled to second [Hernandez to third]; Kennedy singled to right [Hernandez scored (unearned), Iorg to third]; Hendrick made an out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: LENTINE REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PLAYING LF); IORG CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Luzinski made an out to right; Boone singled to center; Bowa singled to right [Boone to second]; Aguayo forced Bowa (pitcher to second) [Boone to third]; UNSER BATTED FOR LAGROW; Unser grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: MORELAND REPLACED BOONE (PLAYING C ); MCGRAW REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Reitz singled to center; Scott popped to second; Forsch grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Reitz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: Rose made an out to center; Gross made an out to center; Smith was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Templeton grounded out (third to first); Oberkfell singled to right; Lentine was called out on strikes
while Oberkfell was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 9TH: HERR REPLACED TEMPLETON (PLAYING 2B); PHILLIPS REPLACED OBERKFELL (PLAYING SS); Schmidt singled to left; Luzinski made an out to center; Moreland reached on an error by Phillips [Schmidt to second]; Bowa popped to shortstop; Aguayo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 10, Phillies 1.

Final Totals
R
H
E
LOB
St. Louis
10
19
4
11
Phillies
1
6
2
7
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