MON 2, ATL 1 W-Jaster 3-3 L-P.Niekro 4-3 HR-Clendenon(12)
SF 6, PHI 4 W-Bolin 3-3 L-Farrell 1-3 S-Linzy(4) Money 3 errors.
CIN 6, NY 3 W-Nolan 2-0 L-Cardwell 0-5 S-Granger(2) HR-Boswell(2) Jones(3)
CHI 6, HOU 2 W-Selma 1-4 L-Lemaster 3-5 S-Regan(7) HR-Williams(4)
LA 5, PIT 2 W-Singer 5-5 L-Blass 5-1 HR-Stargell(8) W.Davis(8)
SD 2, STL 1 W-Sisk 2-3 L-Hoerner 4-1 HR-Brown(5)GW Sisk 2-hitter.
Score, May 19th
ATL 4, MON 2 W-Reed 3-2 L-Robertson 2-4 HR-Boyer(3)
Remember Tommie Sisk? Don't feel bad, no one does. I only recall him cos he went an unremarkable 7-12 for my '65 Pirates. But on Sunday he was almost famous! Scoffing at recent near no-hitters by the likes of Gibson and Marichal, Mister Sisk tossed 8 PERFECT innings at the St. Louis Cardinals. Batter after batter went up, and went down. Unfortunately, Redbird twirler Carl Taylor was almost as good, allowing only a pair of hits by Tony Gonzales leading off the 4th and 7th innings. Tony was immediately erased both times on double plays off the bat of Jose Arcia. This meant that through 7 innings, BOTH pitchers had faced the minimum number of opposing batters.
|Expansion bait, or fearsome fireballer?|
|He didn't fold under pressure!|
In other news, as they say, the offense-challenged Cubs were muddling along, losing 2-1 to Denver Lemaster and the Astros for most of the afternoon, when someone observed that the iceman cometh, and that worthy took a pick and dug Billy Williams out of his frozen block so that he could deliver a two-run bomb to put the Cubs ahead! The baby bears added three more and cruised to victory. For the luckless Spacemen, Normal Norm Miller was caught in a bear trap carelessly left in the outfield, and will miss ten games. Not to be outdone, in their game at Dodger Stadium, spare part rookie Billy Grabarkewitz was caught up in a Hollywood vice bust and will have to serve 34 games for gypping some kid out of his Sandy Koufax rookie card in exchange for a bent-up Walt Moryn. Shame, Billy, shame.
|It's rare, kid. Honest!|