1980 Phillies Articles
Phillies vs. Pittsburgh- May 28, 1980

Each side had 10 hits, but the Phillies made more out of theirs as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to reclaim a tenuous hold on first place in the Eastern Division. Hard-luck Randy Lerch finally claimed his first victory of the season, going 8 innings and giving up three runs on ten hits. Mike Schmidt powered the Phils to an early lead with a first inning three-run home run off of eventual loser Don Robinson of the Pirates. Pete Rose had a pair of doubles, and Garry Maddox and Bake McBride each had a two-bagger. Ron Reed earned his second save of the season, finishing the game for Lerch in the ninth inning.

  • Phils' Record: 22-16
  • Place: 1st, .004 pct. ahead of Pittsburgh.

NL East standings as of May 28, 1980

Team
Wins
Losses
Pct.
GB
Phillies
22
16
.578
-
Pirates
23
17
.574
-
Expos
20
19
.512
Cubs
19
20
.487
Mets
18
22
.449
5
Cardinals
15
27
.357
9

Pittsburgh 3 vs. Phillies 2- May 27, 1980

Boxscore:
Pittsburgh
AB
R
H
RBI
Phillies
AB
R
H
RBI
Moreno, CF
5
0
1
0
Rose, 1B
5
2
3
1
Foli, SS
4
0
0
0
McBride, RF
4
1
2
2
Parker, RF
4
0
1
0
Schmidt, 3B
3
1
1
2
B. Robinsion, 1B
4
0
0
0
Luzinski, LF
4
0
0
0
Madlock, 3B
4
1
3
0
Gross, LF
0
0
0
0
Lacy, LF
4
2
2
3
Moreland, C
4
0
2
0
Garner, 2B
4
0
0
0
Maddox, CF
4
0
1
0
Nicosia, C
3
0
0
0
Bowa, SS
3
1
0
0
Ott, PH
1
0
0
0
Trillo, 2B
4
0
1
0
D. Robinson, P
2
0
2
0
Lerch, P
2
1
0
1
Scurry, P
0
0
0
0
Reed, P
0
0
0
0
Sanguillen, PH
1
0
1
0
         
Hassler, P
0
0
0
0
         
Easler, PH
0
0
0
0
         
TOTALS
36
3
10
3
TOTALS
33
6
10
6
Pittsburgh
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
-
3
Phillies
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
X
-
6
Pittsburgh
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
D. Robinson (L, 1-1)
4
9
5
5
0
3
Scurry
3
1
0
0
2
1
Hassler
1
0
1
0
1
0
Phillies
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Lerch (W, 1-6)
8
10
3
3
0
3
Reed (S, 2)
1
0
0
0
1
1

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Garner (9). DP- Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 1. 2B-Moreno (8), Madlock (6), Rose 2 (13), Maddox (10), McBride (9). HR- Lacy 2 (3), Schmidt (14). SB-Madlock (4), Rose (5). SH- Lerch (2). BL- Lerch (1). T- 2:09. A- 30,209.

Starting Lineup:
  Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Phillies
1.
Moreno CF Rose 1B
2.
Foli SS McBride RF
3.
Parker RF Schmidt 3B
4.
B. Robinson 1B Luzinski LF
5.
Madlock 3B Moreland C
6.
Lacy LF Maddox CF
7.
Garner 2B Bowa SS
8.
Nicosia C Trillo 2B
9.
D. Robinson P Lerch P

Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org):

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Foli struck out; Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose doubled to left; McBride singled to center [Rose scored]; Schmidt homered [McBride scored]; Luzinski was called out on strikes; Moreland popped to catcher in foul territory; Maddox doubled to left; Bowa was called out on strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 3.

PIRATES 2ND: B. Robinson popped to second; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Lacy homered; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch made an out to left; Rose singled to center; Rose stole second; McBride made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Nicosia made an out to center; D. Robinson singled to center; Moreno forced D. Robinson (first to shortstop); Lerch balked [Moreno to second]; Foli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt made an out to center; Luzinski grounded out (second to first); Moreland singled to right; Maddox made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

PIRATES 4TH: Parker singled to right; B. Robinson grounded into a double play (second to first) [Parker out at second]; Madlock singled to third; Madlock stole second; Lacy grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa made an out to shortstop; Trillo singled to right; Lerch forced Trillo (pitcher to shortstop); Rose doubled to left [Lerch scored]; McBride doubled to right [Rose scored]; Schmidt struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PIRATES 5TH: Garner grounded out (second to first); Nicosia grounded out (third to first); D. Robinson singled to shortstop; Moreno made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 5TH: SCURRY REPLACED D. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Luzinski made an out to center; Moreland singled to left; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Moreland out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PIRATES 6TH: Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker made an out to right; B. Robinson made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa made an out to right; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch walked; Rose forced Lerch (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PIRATES 7TH: Madlock singled; Lacy made an out to center; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; Nicosia popped to shortstop [Madlock out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Moreland made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PIRATES 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR SCURRY; Sanguillen singled to shortstop; Moreno doubled to right [Sanguillen to third]; Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); B. Robinson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 8TH: HASSLER REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); Maddox grounded out (second to first); Bowa walked; Trillo reached on an error by Garner [Bowa to third]; Lerch out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Bowa scored (unearned), Trillo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 6.

PIRATES 9TH: Madlock doubled to left; Lacy homered [Madlock scored]; REED REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Garner grounded out (first to pitcher); OTT BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Ott grounded out (first to pitcher); EASLER BATTED FOR HASSLER; Easler walked; Moreno struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 6.

Final Totals
R
H
E
LOB
Pirates
3
10
1
7
Phillies
6
10
0
7
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