Saturday, April 15, 2017

ChiSox Top M's in Kiingdome

June 25, 1982
SEATTLE -- Tom Paciorek's (8) solo blast to straightaway CF off Bill Caudill (4-6) lifted the White Sox to a 3-2 win in the Kingdome.  LaMarr Hoyt (6-6) tossed 8 strong innings for the win. Salome Barojas (12) recorded the final 3 outs for the save. Steve Kemp recorded 3 hits for the Sox. Bruce Bochte and Rick Sweet did the same for the Mariners.

June 26, 1982
SEATTLE -- Mike Squires, Vance Law and Bill Almon, the bottom third of the Sox order, each banged out 3 hits as part of a 17-hit attack in a 6-3 White Sox winner. Despite racking up 11 hits through 6 innings, the Sox failed to dent the scoreboard against Gaylord Perry (3-9). For some reason when a big hit was needed, the ball just missed the bat? However, the Ancient Mariner did tire in the 7th and the Pale Hose hung up a 5-spot. Relievers Ed Vande Berg and Mike Stanton did not contain things very well. Meanwhile, Chico Escarrega (2-1) took over for an injured Britt Burns and earned the win. Barojas (13) retired the last 5 outs for the save.

June 27, 1982
SEATTLE -- Bud Bulling (1) sent a Freddie Solomon (0-1) 9th inning offering into the LF stands to give Seattle a 1-0 walk-off win in the finale. Solomon and Caudill (5-6) were the pitchers of record after marvelous mound performances from the M's Gene Nelson and Steve Trout of the ChiSox. Tony Bernanzard had 2 hits for the visitors to extend his hitting streak to 14.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ChiSox get Twin wins in series with Minnesota

June 21, 1982
CHICAGO -- Ron Washington (3 hits) and Gary Gaetti (3 hits) were wishing like Ernie Banks to "play two" on this longest day of the year. Washington drove in 3 runs and Gaetti scored 3 runs in a 6-3 Minnesota victory. Five other Twins hitters had 2 hits apiece in a 16-hit attack. Albert Williams (8-3) was the beneficiary of the offense, earning the pitching win with 6 IP. Britt Burns (7-5) took the loss for Chicago. Harold Baines (7) had 3 hits in the loss, including a solo home run.

June 22, 1982
CHICAGO -- Ron Leflore (3H, 3RBI) and Bill Almon (3H) and the rest of the Sox lineup shelled Frank Viola (1-3) for 8 runs in the first 4 innings. It could have been worse as twice they left the bases loaded. Steve Trout (5-9) was looking unbeatable on the hill for the Pale Hose, but he tired. The Twins clobbered Salome Barojas for 4 runs in the 7th, including a 3-run bomb from Ron Washington (3). In B8th, the ChiSox added 2 more on a 2-run single from Leflore to make the final 10-6. Kevin Hickey closed out the 9th.

June 23, 1982
CHICAGO -- Dennis Lamp (4-5) gave up just 4 hits and 1 run in 7.2 IP. Chico Escarrega (2) finished up a 3-1 White Sox winner. Carlton Fisk led the offense with 2 RBI.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chicago Earns 3 A's with Road Sweep

June 15, 1982
OAKLAND -- Bill Almon's 2-run triple highlighted a 4-run 4th inning for the White Sox, leading to a 5-2 victory. Davey Lopes (3) started the game scoring in the 2nd with a 2-run clout for the Athletics. LaMarr Hoyt (5-5) got the CG win for Chicago. Pat Underwood (2-5) took the loss for Oakland after replacing starter Brian Kingman in the 1st. Kingman left with shoulder stiffness, apparently from not being warmed up completely. He is not expected to miss his next start.

June 16, 1982
OAKLAND -- Steve Kemp (3 hits) doubled twice and drove in 4 runs in a 6-1 White Sox victory. Sox hurlers Britt Burns (7-4) and Salome Barojas (9) gave up just 5 hits and struck out 10 A's batters between them. Cliff Johnson (5) nailed Oakland's only run with a solo shot in the 6th. Rick Langford (5-9) threw 144 pitches in a CG loss.

June 17, 1982
OAKLAND -- Tony Armas (13,14) homered twice and drove in 4 runs for the A's. His second tater was a 3-run shot in the 9th pulling Oakland to a 1-run deficit, 7-6. But alas, Barojas (10) was able to record the 27th  out to pick up the very shaky save for Steve Trout (4-9) and preserve the road sweep for Chicago. Tony Bernazard (5) highlighted a 5-run 2nd for the ChiSox with a 3-run bomb. Mike Norris (4-9) started and lost for Oakland, which has now lost 8 straight.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Angels Reach Unholy Levels with Sweep of ChiSox

June 10, 1982
CHICAGO -- Make it 10 in a row for the Angels as they pound the hometown White Sox 10-1 in the opener of this 4-game set. Doug DeCinces (16) drove in 4 runs with 3 hits, including a 2-run bomb. Fred Lynn also collected 3 hits and Reggie, Reggie drove in 3 with 2 hits. Steve Renko (4-1) scattered 9 hits over 7.1 IP for the win. Britt Burns (6-4) was sent to the showers after 4 IP.

June 11, 1982
CHICAGO -- The Angels are singing every note to near perfection. Bruce Kison and Doug Corbett (1-1) combined on a 5-hit shutout as California blanked Chicago 3-0. Actually, Kison allowed all 5 hits in 5.2 IP. Corbett was nearly perfect in his 3.1. A pair of Sox errors led to two runs scored in the Halos 7th with Lynn and DeCinces knocking in runs. Bobby Grich (7) blasted a solo HR in the 8th off Richard Dotson (4-6).

June 12, 1982
CHICAGO -- Don Baylor went 5-6 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the Halos to a 9-5 win, their 12th consecutive. I'm starting to wonder how this team didn't win the pennant. Ken Forsch (8-4) went the distance for the win. Bob Boone chipped in 3 hits.

June 13, 1982
CHICAGO -- The Angels are other-worldly!! They just won their 13th straight game on June 13. Geoff Zahn (7-4) pitched a CG, yielding just 1 run on 4 hits for a 4-1 win. Five different Halos hitters contributed 2 hits apiece with Lynn driving in 2. Sixty games into the season, the Angels are playing at a .650 clip. Break 'em up!

'Spos take 2 of 3 from Cubbies thanks to "Marshall Tito" !

6 for 6 to boost avg to .420
The series opener was one of the wildest games ever.  The lead changed hands 9 times.  Chicago headed into the bottom of the 9th up by 1 with Willie Hernandez on the mound looking for the save.  Cromartie led off with a cheap flyout to right.  Speier and PH Jerry White singled putting runners on 1st and 2nd.  Raines grounded back to the box for out number 2.  Up stepped Terry Francona, who was a perfect 5 for 5 (all singles) on the day.  With a 2-0 count "Tito" lined a single to center to score Speier and White for the walk off 11-10 Montreal win.

Game 2 saw the Cubbies exact some revenge via some late inning heroics.  Tied 2-2 and heading to extras the Cubs were riding the hot hand of Randy Martz, who finished 9, but was looking at a no-decision after Bob Molinaro was summoned to pinch hit for him in the top of the 10th.  Montreal had Ray Burris, who threw 2 scoreless innings to this point, on the hill.  Burris quickly got Bowa to ground out to 2nd and the aforementioned Molinaro to fly out to the Hawk in deep center.  That's when Chicago's fireworks began to go off.  Wills beat out a slow roller and Ryno singled to put runners on the corners.  Billy Buck worked out a walk to load the bases and Leon "the Bull" Durham launched a tape measure grand slam.  Bill Campbell came on board to set the 'Spos down in the bottom of the 10th for the save.  Martz, appropriately, got the "W".

The finale was over before it really got underway.  Montreal dropped a 5 spot on Tom Filer in the bottom of the first and never looked back.  The Cubbies managed to score 4 runs off of Steve Rogers in the 6th, but were still doubled up 8-4 as Rogers went the distnace to bump his record to 8-3 (2.31).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brewers Lead AL East with 3 of 4 Wins over Baltimore

Going into a four game home stretch against the Baltimore Orioles the Milwaukee Brewers faced some bleak odds.  An 11-11 record at home seemed a
Milwaukee fans celebrate Brewers home wins.
bit odd for the AL East leading Brewers but manager Harvey Kuenn still had an optimistic mind set that his team would make County Stadium a friendly confine yet.  And his team responded, taking 3 of 4 from their division rivals.  The Brewers outscored the Orioles 20-12 in the 4 game stint and increased their league leading batting average to .304 on the season.  The 3 wins improve Milwaukee to 34-21 on the season and continue to lead the AL East Division.  The losses drop Baltimore to 29-26 on the season.  Kuenn was asked by a reporter what he did to turn around his team at home, he responded, "All I do is write their names on the lineup card and let them play. It’s not a tough job. I haven’t misspelled one name yet."  Guess that sums it up.



A's Drop 2 of 3 in Chicago

June 7, 1982
CHICAGO -- Aurelio Rodriguez doubled twice and posted a 4-3-3-3 line to power the White Sox to a 9-5 victory over Oakland. Tom Paciorek added 3 hits to a Steve Trout (3-8) win. Fred Stanley had 3 hits for the A's. Rick Langford (5-7) started and lost.

June 8, 1972
CHICAGO -- The Athletics took advantage of 3 walks and a Sox error to plate 2 runs in the 7th to win 4-3. Davey Lopes scored on a sacrifice fly by Dwayne Murphy and Stanley scored on a bases loaded walk to Jeff Burroughs. Fernando Arroyo (1-0) got the win with Dave Beard (3) getting the save. Paciorek (6) and Steve Kemp collected 3 hits apiece for the Pale Hose. Dennis Lamp (2-4) took the loss.

June 9, 1982
CHICAGO -- LaMarr Hoyt (4-5) fired a 7-hit, CG shutout in a 7-0 White Sox winner. Jim Morrison (6) homered and drove in 2 runs. Tony Bernazard also contributed 3 hits. Wayne Gross added 3 hits in a losing effort. Matt Keough (5-7) went the distance but took the L.