Reading Eagle - September 1, 1980

Maddox Miscues Hurt Phillies


SAN DIEGO (UPI) – Center fielder Garry Maddox, who has won five consecutive Gold Gloves, allowed two routine fly balls to drop near him and both figured prominently in San Diego’s run production Sunday in helping the Padres defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-3.


Maddox committed his first miscue during a five-run sixth inning in which the Padres overtook the Phillies 6-3. His second error came an inning later, allowing Luis Salazar to score another Padre run.


In the Padres’ sixth, Gene Richards opened with an infield hit and stole second. Salazar grounded to shortstop Larry Bowa but his throw to third was too late. Jerry Mumphrey singled to score Richards and make it 3-2 and Willie Montanez then scored Salazar with a sacrifice fly.


Ron Reed took over for Walk and walked Gene Tenace and Craig Stimac then lofted a fly ball to right center which Maddox and Bake McBride let drop between them as Mumphrey scored. Maddox was charged with an error.


Ozzie Smith doubled to drive in Tenace and Stimac scored the fifth run of the inning on Tim Flannery’s infield out.


Gary Lucas, who pitched the sixth inning, picked up his fifth victory against five losses. Rollie Fingers came on in the seventh to earn his 18th save. Bob Walk, 9-4, was the loser.