Wilmington Evening Journal - June 24, 1980

Schmidt, Carlton near records


PHILADELPHIA – The magic number is five for both Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton as they zero in on a couple of Phillies' records.


Schmidt needs that many home runs to surpass Del Enms' club record of 259. The third baseman has 20 homers this season. 13 at Veterans Stadium where the Phillies begin a seven-game home stand tonight against the first-place Montreal Fipos.


In six meetings this season, the teams are 3-3 with Schmidt hitting two homers.


Carlton, who will pitch next against the New York Met Friday night, needs just five more strikeouts to become the No. 1 strikeout artist in Phillies history. Robin Roberts holds the club record with 1,871.


Yesterday, Carlton and outfielder Jack Clark of the San Francisco Giants were named co-players of the week by the National League. Carlton woo both of his starts last week to increase his major-league lead in victories to 13 and in strikeouts to 135.


The Phillies and Expos arrived in Philadelphia in the wee hours yes terday following West Coast trips. Philadelphia won four of seven out West Montreal three of seven.


The Expos, on the strength of a 15-7 June, have taken over the lead in the National League East. The Phillies are second, 1½ games behind.


EXTRA POINTS – Expos are still without Larry Parrish and Ellis Valentine, both sidelined after being hit by pitches. Parrish has a bad left wrist. Valentine is recuperating from a broken left cheek bone... The next nine games for Montreal are with the Phillies (six) and with the Pittsburgh Pirates (three)... Ron LeFlore. Rodney Scott and Andre Dawson have stolen 74 bases in 87 attempts. Scott was caught for the first time last week by Milt May of the Giants after 19 straight steals... Both the Phils and Expos have played well at home. Phillies are 21-12. Montreal 23-11... Phillies had only one home run on the West Coast swing. That was by Bake McBride, who has collected eight RBI on 10 hits off Montreal pitching this season.