Camden Courier-Post - June 21, 1980

Giants topple Phillies


SAN FRANCISCO – When Allen Ripley takes the mound against the Phillies, strange things begin to happen.


Ripley, whose only winning effort this season was 3 innings of one-hit relief during the June 9 marathon rain-delayed contest at Vet Stadium, started for the San Francisco Giants last night, and pitched the Giants to a 5-1 win over the Phillies.


The Phillies entered the game ½-game behind the. division-leading Montreal Expos, a 4-2 loser to San Diego, remained one games in front of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost to Houston, 6-4.


The unusual helped San Francisco score three of its runs as Garry Maddox and Manny Trillo misplayed routine chances, leading to three unearned runs.


With the Giants leading, 2-1, in the sixth inning, Milt May worked a walk off of pitcher Dan Larson, who was making his third start for the Phils. Jim Wohlford followed with what appeared to be a routine fly ball to Maddox, but the ball deflected off of the center fielder's glove and rolled all the way to the fence.


By the time Maddox retrieved it, May had rounded the bases and Wohlford was stationed on third. Rich Murray then bounced a high chopper off of home plate, and Wohlford scored easily as Trillo was forced to make the play to Pete Rose at first base.


With Lerrin LaGrow replacing Larson, San Francisco added another run in the seventh on a rare miscue by Trillo. Jack Clark opened the inning with a double over the head of Maddox. Darrell Evans followed with a slow bouncer to Trillo, but the second baseman juggled the ball, which eventually rolled through his legs.


LaGrow wild pitched Evans to second, Clark holding at third, then threw another wild pitch, which bounced past Bob Boone, allowing Clark to score easily.


The Phils, meanwhile, were doing little with Ripley after scoring a first-inning run. The Giant righthander scattered seven singles, including a bunt hit by Larry Bowa, which extended Bowa's hitting streak to eight games.


The Giants took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when" Clark hit his 13th home run of the season, a high fly ball which sailed over the 365-foot sign in left field. Clark, the Giant leader in RBIs, picked up his 42nd of the year with the solo shot.


Earlier, Larson had worked out of two serious jams with little damage after the Phils spotted him to a one-run lead in the opening inning. Rose led off the inning with a ground single to right, and Bake McBride, who has now hit in 13 of his last 14 games, followed with a line drive hit to right.


Ripley struck out Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski, both on outside sliders, but Boone, who entered the game with a lifetime .312 average against the Giants, scored Rose with a line single to left for his 24th RBI of the season.


Larson walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, but got out of that dilemma when Wohlford lined out to Maddox in center field. Larson settled down, retiring the Giants in order in the second and third, before allowing the Giants' first hit of the game in the fourth, a single by May.


Wohlford followed with a single through the middle, and Murray also singled to center, loading the bases. John LeMaster, a .222 hitter, tied the game, scoring May with a single through the middle, but Larson avoided further trouble by inducing Ripley to bounce into a 5-2-3 double play.


The Phils threatened mildly in the fifth as Trillo and Rose singled, but McBride hit into a rare twin-killing to end the inning.


PHIL UPS – Pitcher Dickie Notes, who was fined $250 by Dallas Green for his bat-throwing incident in Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, had a hearing yesterday with National League President Chub Feeney. Feeney heard both Notes' and umpire-in-chief Billy Williams' sides of the fifth-inning incident, but said he had reached no decision on what, if any, action he will take against the pitcher... The Giants sold pitcher Ed Halicki to the California Angels.