Doylestown Daily Intelligencer - April 1, 1980

Phils lose to Yanks but Schmidt still hot


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lou Pinella’s two run double highlighted a four-run third inning as the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Monday night in an exhibition baseball game.


Ron Guidry pitched six innings, his longest outing of the spring, to pick up the victory for the Yankees, although he gave up two home runs to Mike Schmidt who now has seven spring homers, in the fourth and sixth innings.  Guidry allowed only four hits in the six innings he worked.


Jim Kaat, a 41-year-old left-handed relief pitcher, pitched two scoreless innings to run his scoreless streak to 15-2/3 innings for the exhibition season.

In the Yankees' four run third inning , Bob Watson and Eric Soderholm sandwiched run-scoring singles around Pinella's double.  Soderholm also had an RBI single in the seventh for the Yankees.


In a player transaction, the Phillies sent seldom-used catcher Dave Rader to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.