CHI 10, PHI 1 W-Jenkins 1-0 L-Wise 0-1 HR-Briggs(1) Williams(1) Williams 4 rbi.
NY 4, MON 3 W-Seaver 1-0 L-Robertson 0-1 S-McGraw(1) HR-Shamsky(1) Kranepool(1)
STL 6, PIT 0 W-Gibson 1-0 L-Veale 0-1 HR-Brock(1) Gibson 1-hitter. Brock 4 rbi.
ATL 6, SF 5 (11inns) W-Upshaw 1-0 L-Linzy 0-1 HR-McCovey(1) Clete Boyer walk-off double.
HOU 5, SD 4 (10inns) W-Ray 1-0 L-Reberger 0-1 S-Womack(1) HR-Blefary(1)
|Wayne Garrett. He is not the same as Rod Gaspar. Who knew?|
Bob Gibson tried to out-do Juan Marichal by tossing a no-hitter on Opening Night, but he, too, was undone in the 8th inning. Pinch hitter Jose Pagan performed a ritual in the on-deck circle involving candles and rodent bones, then stepped in and made the Pirates' only hit, a sharp single. Kindly Mister Gibson said, "Bless you, Sir. Have a wonderful day!" Or not.
The Astros made me feel like '67 AL never ended, with Womack getting the save and Blefary the blast. The Pads had rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead, all on unearned runs, but Blefary's homer tied it up again. Then Joe Morgan delivered an rbi triple in the top of the tenth. Both came off hapless Friar reliever Mister Reberger. "I must pray about this," he said as he retired to his cell.
Reader Steve wants to see the new dice.
They arrived all the way from England, just in time for Opening Day!
|Roll those laughin' bones|