Reading Eagle - June 29, 1980

Phillies Swept By Mets


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Steve Henderson’s bases-loaded single broke a ninth-inning tie that capped a New York comeback and gave the Mets a 5-4 victory and a sweep of Saturday’s twi-night doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies.


The Mets, who have won seven of their past eight games, took the opener 2-1 on an 11th-inning tie-breaking double by John Stearns and two innings of shutout relief by Neil Allen.


Lee Mazzilli, who was 6-for-8 in the two games, opened the ninth inning of the nightcap with a walk. Frank Taveras bunted and reliever Kevin Saucier, 3-2, threw the ball into center field, allowing the runners to move up to second and third.


After Claudell Washington struck out, Joel Youngblood was intentionally walked. Henderson foiled the strategy with a line single to right. Tom Hausman, 3-2, was the winner and Allen, who improved his record to 4-5 as the winner of the opener, notched his 13th save in the second game.


Phils Blow Lead


The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning of the nightcap on singles by Garry Maddox and Keith Moreland and a sacrifice fly by Ramon Aviles. They increased it to 3-0 in the fifth when Pete Rose and Greg Gross doubled and Maddox tripled.


The Mets came back with a pair of runs in the sixth on a single by Taveras, Joel Youngblood’s triple and an infield out. The Phillies made it 4-2 in the seventh when Lonnie Smith singled and Maddox doubled.


The Mets tied it in the eighth, loading the bases on a single by Youngblood and walks to Henderson and Ron Hodges before Alex Trevino singled for two runs.


In the first game, Youngblood opened the Mets’ 11th with a single off Ron Reed, 6-2, and scored on Stearns’ double into the left-centerfield gap.


The Phillies scored in the third inning on singles by Manny Trillo and Greg Luzinski and Maddox’s ground-rule double. The Mets tied it in the fifth on a single by Doug Flynn, a balk, and a run-scoring single by Mazzilli.