September 23, 1980 - St. Louis 6, Phillies 3

Just as the Phillies broke water, they went under again. Their stay in first place was short-lived, as they lost to the Cardinals on this Tuesday night. Bob Walk, the Phils' starter, was shelled for three runs on six hits in his 1-2/3 innings of work, and the Phils would never quite catch up. Glossing at the boxscores, one would think that the Phils had won this game: three extra base hits (Schmidt with 2) to none for Cardinals, but the totals tell the story: the Phils had six hits, the Cards 13. Schmidt did hit a home run for the fourth straight game, and Schmidt and Luzinski doubled, but the Phils could not muster much other offense for Walk or the three pitchers that followed (Kevin Saucier, Sparky Lyle, and Ron Reed). The Expos won, and the Phils once again found themselves in second place.

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NL East Standings after games of September 23, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

83

68

.550

-

Phillies

82

68

.547

½

Pirates

79

72

.523

4

Cardinals

69

82

.457

14

Mets

63

88

.417

20

Cubs

59

91

.393

23½

Boxscore: Cardinals 6, Phillies 3

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

-

3

St. Louis

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

X

-

6

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

2

2

1

Luzinski, LF

4

1

1

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

1

1

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

Bowa, SS

3

0

0

0

Unser, PH

0

0

0

1

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

0

0

0

Walk, P

0

0

0

0

Saucier, P

1

0

0

0

Aguayo, PH

1

0

0

0

Lyle, P

0

0

0

0

Aviles, PH

1

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

3

6

3

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walk (L, 10-6)

1.2

6

3

3

0

1

Saucier

3.1

3

1

1

0

1

Lyle

2

0

0

0

1

1

Reed

1

4

2

2

1

0

 

St. Louis

AB

R

H

RBI

Oberkfell, 2B

5

1

2

2

Templeton, SS

5

2

3

1

Hernandez, 1B

3

0

1

0

Simmons, C

4

0

2

1

Hendrick, CF

3

1

2

0

Durham, LF

4

0

1

0

Iorg, RF

4

1

1

0

Landrum, RF

0

0

0

0

Herr, 2B

3

1

0

0

Olmstead, P

3

0

1

1

Littlefield, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

6

13

5

 

St. Louis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Olmstead (W, 1-0)

8.1

6

3

2

1

2

Littlefield (S, 9)

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Oberkfell.

E- Maddox (10), Templeton (28), Simmons (10). DP- Philadelphia 1. 2B- Schmidt (22), Luzinski (19). HR- Schmidt (43). SB- Schmidt (12), Templeton 2 (31). SH- Olmstead (1). SF- Unser (1). HBP- Walk (2, Hendrick). IBB- Reed (10). WP- Walk (6). T- 2:09. A-6,915.

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

3

6

1

5

Cardinals

6

13

2

8

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

St. Louis Cardinals

Rose 1B

1

Oberkfell 2B

McBride RF

2

Templeton SS

Schmidt 3B

3

Hernandez 1B

Luzinski lF

4

Simmons C

Trillo 2B

5

Hendrick CF

Maddox CF

6

Durham LF

Bowa SS

7

Iorg RF

Boone C

8

Herr 2B

Walk P

9

Olmstead P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose made an out to left; McBride grounded out (second to first); Schmidt walked; Schmidt stole second [Schmidt to third (error by Simmons)]; Luzinski was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 1ST: Oberkfell lined to right; Templeton singled to center; Templeton stole second; Hernandez reached on a fielder's choice [Templeton out at third (pitcher to third)]; Simmons singled to right [Hernandez to third, Simmons to second (on throw to 3b)]; Hendrick was hit by a pitch; Durham struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo grounded out (third to first); Maddox made an out to center; Bowa made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 2ND: Iorg singled to left; Herr made an out to center; Olmsted out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Iorg to second]; Oberkfell singled to center [Iorg scored, Oberkfell to second (on throw to home)]; Templeton singled to center [Oberkfell scored]; Hernandez singled to left [Templeton to third]; Walk threw a wild pitch [Templeton scored, Hernandez to second]; SAUCIER REPLACED WALK (PITCHING); Simmons lined to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Saucier struck out; Rose lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

CARDINALS 3RD: Hendrick made an out to center; Durham grounded out (second to first); Iorg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride singled to right; Schmidt made an out to center; Luzinski made an out to center; Trillo lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

CARDINALS 4TH: Herr lined to left; Olmsted was called out on strikes; Oberkfell made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox popped to catcher in foul territory; Bowa grounded out (third to first); Boone lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 3.

 

CARDINALS 5TH: Templeton singled to right; Templeton stole second; Hernandez grounded out (second to first) [Templeton to third]; Simmons singled to right [Templeton scored]; Hendrick singled to center [Simmons out at home (center to second to catcher), Hendrick to second (error by Maddox)]; Durham grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 4.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: AGUAYO BATTED FOR SAUCIER; Aguayo made an out to right; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); McBride grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 4.

 

CARDINALS 6TH: LYLE REPLACED AGUAYO (PITCHING); Iorg made an out to right; Herr grounded out (second to first); Olmsted struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 4.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Schmidt doubled to center; Luzinski made an out to center; Trillo singled to center [Schmidt scored]; Maddox lined to center; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 4.

 

CARDINALS 7TH: Oberkfell grounded out (shortstop to first); Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez walked; Simmons popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 4.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Boone grounded out (third to first); AVILES BATTED FOR LYLE; Aviles grounded out (pitcher to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 4.

 

CARDINALS 8TH: REED REPLACED AVILES (PITCHING); Hendrick singled to left; Durham singled to left [Hendrick to second]; Iorg grounded into a double play (second to first) [Hendrick to third, Durham out at second]; Herr was walked intentionally; Olmsted singled to center [Hendrick scored, Herr to second]; Oberkfell singled to left [Herr scored, Olmsted to second]; Templeton made an out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 6.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: LANDRUM REPLACED IORG (PLAYING RF); McBride grounded out (pitcher to first); Schmidt homered; Luzinski doubled to left; Trillo reached on an error by Templeton [Trillo to first]; Maddox singled to left [Luzinski to third, Trillo to second]; LITTLEFIELD REPLACED OLMSTED (PITCHING); UNSER BATTED FOR BOWA; Unser hit a sacrifice fly to center [Luzinski scored (unearned), Trillo to third, Maddox to second]; GROSS BATTED FOR BOONE; Gross made an out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Cardinals 6.