While not quite as dominating as Marty Bystrom, Dick Ruthven got the job done. He went eight innings, giving up just one run on eight hits, and earned his 15th win of the season as the Phillies beat the Mets 51, to complete their second twogame sweep in a row. The Phils only had two hits on the day, but made the most of them. Leading 21 going into the ninth, the Phils scored three off of Mets pitcher Juan Berenguer to cement the victory. Mike Schmidt put the Phils up 10 in the fourth with his 38th home run of the campaign, and Pete Rose knocked in two runs with Bake McBride and Del Unser driving in one each. Orlando Isales, who got a cup of coffee with the Phils in 1980, made his major league debut.
NL East standings as of September 11, 1980:

Phillies 5 vs. Mets 1 September 11, 1980
Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org): PHILLIES 1ST: Rose flied to left in foul territory; McBride flied to left in foul territory; Schmidt made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. METS 1ST: Wilson singled to left; Wilson stole second; Wilson was caught stealing third (catcher to third); Washington struck out; Trevino singled to center; Mazzilli lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski made an out to left; Trillo lined to left; Maddox grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. METS 2ND: Henderson walked; Henderson was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Brooks grounded out (third to first); Backman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone struck out; Ruthven grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. METS 3RD: Almon struck out; Burris singled to left; Wilson singled to left [Burris to second]; Washington struck out; Trevino struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Mets 0. PHILLIES 4TH: YOUNGBLOOD REPLACED WASHINGTON (PLAYING RF); Rose grounded out (second to first); McBride made an out to right; Schmidt homered; Luzinski made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0. METS 4TH: Mazzilli lined to right; Henderson struck out; Brooks was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0. PHILLIES 5TH: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox lined to right; Bowa popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 0. METS 5TH: Backman walked; Almon singled to center [Backman to second]; Burris forced Backman (pitcher to shortstop) [Almon to second]; Wilson singled to left [Almon to third, Burris to second]; Youngblood hit a sacrifice fly to right [Almon scored]; Trevino made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Mets 1. PHILLIES 6TH: Boone grounded out (third to first); Ruthven doubled to right; Rose singled to right [Ruthven to third]; McBride hit a sacrifice fly to center [Ruthven scored]; Schmidt walked [Rose to second]; Luzinski made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. METS 6TH: Mazzilli lined to right; Henderson singled to left; Brooks grounded out (first unassisted) [Henderson to second]; Backman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo walked; Trillo stole second; Maddox lined to center; Bowa walked; Boone forced Bowa (third to second) [Trillo to third]; Ruthven grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. METS 7TH: Almon made an out to right; MORENO BATTED FOR BURRIS; Moreno grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. PHILLIES 8TH: BERENGUER REPLACED MORENO (PITCHING); Rose popped to shortstop; McBride walked; Schmidt grounded out (catcher to first) [McBride to second]; Luzinski grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. METS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Youngblood lined to pitcher; Trevino singled to center; Mazzilli struck out; Henderson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Mets 1. PHILLIES 9TH: Trillo grounded out (third to first); Maddox doubled to right; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); Boone was walked intentionally; UNSER BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Unser doubled to center [Maddox scored, Boone to third]; Rose singled to center [Boone scored, Unser scored]; ISALES RAN FOR ROSE; McBride popped to shortstop; Debut game for Orlando Isales; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 5, Mets 1. METS 9TH: UNSER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); MCGRAW REPLACED ISALES (PITCHING); Brooks was hit by a pitch; Backman grounded out (shortstop to first) [Brooks to second]; Almon singled to center [Brooks to third]; MADDOX BATTED FOR BERENGUER; Maddox lined to right; Wilson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 5, Mets 1.
