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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bucs Reach .500 with Sweep of Friars

June 9, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Rick Rhoden (2-4) and "Pops" Stargell (3 hits) did what they could to lift Pittsburgh to a .500 record before the threatened strike. Rhoden went the distance for a 7-0 blanking of the Padres, scattering just 5 hits. Dave Parker (5) contributed a long home run. Steve Mura (0-6) remained win-less for the Friars.

June 10, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- The Bucs even their record at 24-24 with fine pitching performance again from Pascual Perez (3-2) and Rod Scurry (1). The Pirates win 3-1 with 3 hitters knocking in a run, including Kurt Bevacqua's (1) first round-tripper.

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