Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Homers Fly As Division Leaders Meet: Tuesday, May 20th, 1969


CIN 7, PHI 6  W-Carroll 2-1 L-G.Jackson 2-5  HR-Allen(3) D.Johnson(5) Rose(11) May(9)  Woodward walk-off double caps 3-run rally.

HOU 10, MON 4  W-Wilson 3-5 L-McGinn 2-1  HR-Clendenon(13) Laboy(8) Wilson 10 K's.

CHI 6, LA 3  W-Hands 6-1 L-Drysdale 0-2  HR-Haller(4) 

PIT 12, SD 3  W-Veale 5-3 L-Santorini 2-7  HR-Clemente(3)  Sanguillen 4 rbi, Pirates 20 hits.

SF 7, STL 5  W-McCormick 5-1 L-Carlton 5-3 S-Gibbon(2)  HR-Torre 2(5) Maxvill(2) Hart(3) McCormick(2)

Hart drove in 3 and scored 3 Tuesday against STL.
In a clash of division leaders, the Giants hosted the Cardinals and were most rude to Lefty "Carlton Your Doorman" Carlton, bombing two 3-run homers in the first three innings, one of them by his mound opponent Mike "Spicy" McCormick, the other by the scorching-hot Jim Ray Hart who now has 19 rbi in May. The Redbirds made a game of it with 3 blasts of their own, but fell short. Joe "Apeman" Gibbon lowered his e.r.a. to a microscopic 0.28 and garnered his 2nd save. The Giants and Cards now have identical 26-13 records, but are going in opposite directions. The San Francisco club is a stunning 14-2 in May, while the St. Louisans have lost 9 of their last 14. 

Alice inspects the Phillie bullpen.
Woody Woodward was the walk-off hero for the Reds as they rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth off of Phils lefty Grant Jackson. With no one but Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the bullpen, the Quakers rode the rapids with Mister Grant, and dropped right over the edge of the waterfall. Pete Rose cranked his 11th blast as the Rhinelanders stayed 2 back.

A deadly weapon, but it CAN calculate Dan McGinn's exploded e.r.a.
Les Expos found themselves with a 3-2 lead against the Astros at the 7th inning stretch, and removed kid hurler Mike Wegener, who had not seen action in two and a half weeks and was given kid glove treatment by Expo skipper Gene "The Genius" Mauch. In came Dan McGinn, who promptly surrendered 8 big ones. The win came at a cost, however, as Spaceman right fielder Gary Geiger jammed his finger in an abacus (because, Geiger...counting...oh never mind!) and he will miss 11 contests. Combined with Norm Miller's recent injury, it's all part of a vast conspiracy to keep Jesus Alou in the line-up for Houston. 
"Put me in, Coach!"


William Sagle said...


Alice inspecting the Phillies pen - love it!

Geiger Counter. Another brilliant one!

stevemryan said...

Two in a row...