Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Giants Homerun Barrage: Friday, June 27th, 1969


CHI 2, STL 1  W-Nye 3-6 L-Taylor 5-4  S-Regan(11) HR-Santo(11)

PHI 9, MON 3  W-J.Johnson 3-11 L-Stoneman 3-8  HR-D.Johnson(9) Staub(16)

PIT 4, NY 1  W-Blass 10-2 L-Ryan 1-1  S-Dal Canton(5)

SF 11, CIN 4  W-Bolin 6-8 L-Nolan 3-4  HR-Bonds(9) McCovey(16) Dietz(6) Bolin(2)  McCovey 4 rbi.

ATL 4, HOU 1  W-Stone 5-5 L-LeMaster 7-8  HR-H.Aaron(24) Boyer(7)  Stone 1-hitter.

LA 5, SD 4  W-Moeller 7-5 L-Kirby 2-8  S-Mikkelsen(11)

Ramos serves 'em up.
Poor Pedro Ramos. The Reds, needing warm bodies for their bullpen, acquired him for spare change and a bag of baseballs from the Pirates. The deal looked great for a while, as Ramos mowed 'em down with alacrity, but on Friday he faced 5 Giants, 4 of them got hits, and 3 of them hit homers. A weeping Pedro had to be led from the mound and entered into an extensive program of therapy. He had been taken deep by backstop Dick Dietz (his first blast since May 22nd), pitcher Bob Bolin and lead-off man Bobby Bonds. All in all a fun day for the San Franciscans, not so much for the Rhinelanders who lost starter Gary Nolan to a sore wing for the next 20 games. 

Rich Nye says the Cubs will catch the Cards. "It's science!"
Rich Nye ("The Science Guy") outdueled Cards starter Chuck Taylor for the 2-1 win at Wrigley, moving the Cubbies to within 5 of the top. Ron Santo put one in orbit as the baby bears scored just enough to beat the popgun Cardinals.  

The Phillies abandoned their Quaker philosophies entirely as they practiced every kind of violence upon the poor expansion Expos. It was 9-1 until Rusty "Le Grande Orange" Staub launched a 2-out, 2-run blast in the bottom of the ninth to make the score look a little better in the morning paper. 

The Mets sent kid fireballer Nolan Ryan to the hill against the Pirates, but his fielders let him down and he lost, despite giving up only one earned run. He fanned 6. Mets picket Ron Swoboda got his head stuck in a mayonnaise jar and will miss the next several games. The good news for New Yawk is that Tom Seaver goes tomorrow.  He hopes Swoboda won't starve to death with his dome stuck in the Hellman's like that. However, MLB salutes the responsible flyhawk for always using condiments. 

He's got a wonderful future behind him.
Finally, George Stone flirted with a no-hitter, shutting down the Astros at the Dome for 7 full innings before giving up a lead-off double to Curt Blefary in the 8th--the only hit George would give up. Hammerin' Hank Aaron launched yet another homerun, his astounding 14th of June, and Cletis Boyer added his 4th homer in a week to pace the Braves past the preposterous Spacemen.  The frustration was too much for slump-encrusted Joe Morgan, as he got himself tossed after being called out on strikes for the second time in as many trips. Desperate to entertain the Texas fans, Friday was Houston pitcher bobblehead night; tap its noggin and it takes the loss.  As for George Stone, if he works hard and does well, he can look forward--in 4 years time--to being passed over to pitch game 6 of the World Series. Keep that beak to the grindstone, kid!


William Sagle said...

A weeping Ramos and a fly-chaser using condiments is all in a days work for the goddess, it seems.

stevemryan said...

Another 2-out-of-3 ain't bad day. Hard to pick a favorite in the East but I may go with the Buccos.