Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, Monday: Monday, April 21st, 1969


PHI 4, NY 1  W-Fryman 1-0 L-McAndrew 1-2 S-Wilson(2)

STL 3, MON 1 W-C.Taylor 2-0 L-Stoneman 0-2

CIN 5, HOU 4 (10inns) W-Granger 2-0 L-Womack 0-1 HR-Wynn(2)

LA 6, SF 1 W-Osteen 2-0 L-Sadecki 0-1 HR-Haller(1)

ATL 5, SD 2 W-Johnson 1-0 L-Kirby 1-1 S-Upshaw(1) HR-Francona(1) Brown(2)

"I'm in this for ME!"
Wayne Granger coughed up the tying run with two out in the bottom of the 9th at the Astrodome, thus blowing the save, but revealed his plan of getting the win for himself when the Reds won it anyway in the 10th. At least the reeling Astros put up more of a fight this time, and a good sign for them was Jim Wynn homering, going 3-for-3 and walking twice. He has reached the Mendoza Line, hitting an even .200.

Claude Osteen and Ray Sadecki hooked up in a nice pitchers duel until the Dodgers struck for 4 in the bottom of the 8th at Chavez Ravine to blow it open. Despite heavy injuries (Drysdale, Foster, Fairly, Parker and Gabrielson are all out), the Tinseltown nine continue to lead the west and play good ball.

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