Monday, September 5, 2016

Pods Beat Seaver: Monday and Tuesday, May 26th & 27th, 1969

Score, May 26 (Memorial Day)

ATL 4, STL 0  W-Jarvis 6-3 L-Briles 4-2  HR-H.Aaron(9)  No idea why there was only one game on Memorial Day.

Scores, May 27th

LA 2, MON 1  W-Sutton 6-3 L-Grant 4-6

SD 3, NY 1 (10inns) W-J.Niekro 3-1 L-Seaver 3-5 S-Reberger(7)  HR-Gonzales(2)

STL 6, ATL 4  W-Gibson 5-1 L-Stone 1-3  HR-Maxvill(3) H.Aaron(10) Carty(9)

HOU 6, PHI 1  W-Dierker 4-4 L-J.Johnson 2-8  Dierker 2-hitter with 10 K's.

SF 5, CHI 2  W-Marichal 6-4 L-Jenkins 5-3 S-Linzy(5)  HR-Santo(8) Mays(2) Hart(5)

Tony Gone pities the fool.
The Mets did what the Mets do, and failed to support another excellent pitching performance, managing only one run off Cubs cast-off Joe Niekro. Tony Gonzales poled a home run off Tom Seaver with a man on in the top of the tenth, and Frank "Double" Reberger set the mopey Metropolitans down in the bottom of the inning for the Pods, who have played almost .500 for the month, going 11-13 so far. Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee both went 0-for-5. Anyone who can hit at all, please apply at the Mets general offices. 

Dal Maxvill
The Braves jumped all over Bob Gibson in the first inning on Tuesday, bombing two homers and plating three, but Gibson settled down and George Stone eventually blew up, allowing the Redbirds to walk away with the win. Dal "Muscles" Maxvill clubbed his third homer of the young season, and Tim McCarver tossed in four hits including a double.  

He's a hitting machine after all.
At the Astrodome, Leon McFadden belted a pair of doubles good for two rbi as the Spacemen downed the floundering Phillies. Tony Taylor led off the game with a triple and scored on a sac fly, but the Quakers managed only one more hit all night, apparently content merely not to be shut out. Tomorrow the 'Stros welcome back Jim Wynn and Johnny Edwards. With the pitchers suddenly living up to their flame-throwing billing, are the Astros actually making a move??? 

Burda-bing, Burda-boom!
The marquee match-up of the day was certainly Jenkins against Marichal at Candlestick Park. Ron Santo bombed a two-run shot in the top of the first, but the baby bears failed to add any more off of Marichal, and the wheels eventually came off for Fergie Jenkins. Ancient relic Willie Mays finally hit his second homer of the season, and pinch hitter Bob Burda chipped in with a two run double. A blast by the crazy-hot Jim Ray Hart drove Jenkins from the mound and that was all she wrote. Marichal had been lifted for Burda, but Frank Linzy stopped the Cubs over the final two frames for the save. The Giants took first again in the nutso west division as the Reds enjoyed a rare two-day break.


William Sagle said...

Leon McFadden and Bob Burda in one post? The Goddess makes so many dreams come true!

stevemryan said...

It took Tim McCarver to make me like Deion Sanders.