Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Osteen Pitches Dodgers Back Ahead : Saturday, September 20th, 1969


CHI 5, STL 4 (12inns)  W-Abernathy 6-8 L-Hoerner 9-9  HR-Hundley(11)  Jenkins 13 K's, Beckert walk-off single.

PHI 5, MON 0  W-Jackson 14-14 L-Robertson 12-14  Jackson 1-hitter.

PIT 4, NY 1 (10inns)  W-Dal Canton 9-6 L-McGraw 4-12  S-Gibbon(16)

CIN 10, HOU 8  W-Granger 11-5 L-Gladding 4-8  HR-Bench 2(17) Morgan(14) Wynn(22)  Bench 6 rbi.

ATL 2, SD 1 (10inns)  W-Upshaw 8-8 L-Reberger 6-13  

LA 4, SF 2  W-Osteen 17-9 L-McCormick 13-6  S-Brewer(15)

12 days and 56 games left.

Sudakis gets the hits and the girls!
Claude Osteen toed the slab at Candelstick and turned in a gutty performance, stopping the Giants while the Dodgers cobbled together a narrow lead. The big offensive weapon for the Tinseltown nine in September has been Bill Sudakis, who had two doubles and also stole third (his first steal attempt all year) and went home on an errant throw by Dick Dietz. Sudakis leads L.A. with 16 rbi in the month. Pete Mikkelsen and Jim Brewer came on the last of the 9th to quell a Giants rally. Hey, if anyone sees Willie McCovey, please notify Giants skipper Clyde King. Oh, there's someone who *looks* like McCovey out there in a uniform, but he sure doesn't hit like him, when the team needs him the most. Meanwhile, ancient relic Willie Mays is doing everything he can to drive the Giants to the flag.

Cincinnati staged a furious miracle rally at Houston, overcoming an 8-2 deficit after six with Astro ace Larry Dierker on the hill. John Bench hit a 2-run homer, a sac fly, and a decisive 3-run bomb for the Reds. Never say die, Rhinelanders.

The Braves looked lethargic in being blanked by Clay Kirby for 8 innings at San Diego, but managed to plate two in the tenth against fireman Frank "Double" Reberger. The Pods plated one in the last of the tenth, but Cecil Upshaw hung on for the win, to keep the Atlantans tied with Cincinnati, six and a half back. 

Finally, Phils lefty Grant Jackson flirted with a no-no against the Expos, but Ty Cline lined a clean single to lead off the seventh. It was the only hit the Expos would get. 
Never trust hitters named Ty.

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