CHI 2, MON 1 W-Jenkins 2-0 L-Robertson 0-2 HR-Staub(1)
PIT 8, PHI 3 (10inns) W-Ellis 2-1 L-Wilson 1-1 HR-Oliver 2(3)
NY 2, STL 0 W-Koosman 2-1 L-Carlton 2-1 Koosman 1-hitter.
ATL 13, CIN 5 W-Pappas 1-0 L-Merritt 0-2 HR-Carty(4) Cepeda 4 rbi.
LA 6, HOU 2 W-Sutton 3-0 L-LeMaster 1-2 HR-Wynn(1)
SF 4, SD 0 W-McCormick 2-0 L-Roberts 1-1 HR-McCovey(4)GS
|"Ow! Who left this darn trophy here?"|
The Buccos have come to life ever since Roberto Clemente and Al Oliver both came back from injury. They have won their last three, putting up a five-spot in the 10th inning on Saturday against Phillie fireman Billy Wilson to silence the Shibe Park faithful.
The Spacemen have a bad case of noodle bats, and although Jim Wynn finally hit one out, they have lost 9 of 10 since winning their first two at home against the Pods. After being no-hit yesterday by Bill Singer, Don Sutton held them hitless on Saturday for the first 13 batters, before Dennis "Menke's Monkey" Menke finally dribbled a single to break the spell. The 'Stros ultimately exploded for 3 hits. Sheesh.
|"If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with baloney!"|
|Enjoy this 30-minute time-lapse photograph of Rico Carty getting a hit and running to first!|
Speaking of getting off the schneid, not only did the Mets beat the Cards and Jim Wynn hit a HR for the Astros, but Rusty Staub also hit his long-awaited inaugural blast for Les Expos. This leaves only the Reds' Lee May as a noted slugger without a HR so far, though he does have 5 doubles.