PHI 5, CHI 3 W-Johnson 1-0 L-Holtzman 0-1
NY 2, MON 0 W-Gentry 1-0 L-Jaster 0-1 Gentry 2-hitter.
STL 12, PIT 5 W-Briles 1-0 L-Bunning 0-1 HR-Pinson 2(2) Shannon(2) Pinson 6 rbi.
SD 3, HOU 2 W-Kirby 1-0 L-Wilson 0-1 S-Reberger(1)
Vada Pinson, acquired in the off season at the expense of Bobby Tolan and Wayne Granger, belted not one but TWO three-run dingers as the Cardinals again crushed the staggering Buccos. I know that no team is as good as it looks when it is winning, but these Cardinals do not look like a 4th place outfit to me. As for the Pirates, they have been the first to be seriously bitten by the injury bug, with both Roberto Clemente and Al Oliver set to miss the next five games with pink eye. (They think they picked it up at school.)
Call me a bleeding heart, but I think it is probably unkind to start a new expansion team out in its first three games against the likes of Seaver, Koosman, and Gentry. Gentry stopped the 'Spos on just two hits on Thursday as the Metropolitans completed the sweep of the baby Canadians at Shea.
|Clay Kirby, or Nervous Norvus?|
"You were so wonderful, darling. It was chilling," said Morticia as she hung all over Gomez after the win.
"It was nothing," he replied modestly. "I just sent Pugsley over to the Houston dugout and had him spike Alou's Gatorade with embalming fluid."
"He did look a little stiff."
"Cara Mia....you're merciless."