Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stros Hurlers Blank Braves Twice; Take series 2 of 3

April 9, 1982
ATLANTA -- Houston's Don Sutton exited the game with a 6-2 lead. Frank Lacorte (0-1) walked 5 in the 7th  and gave up 5 of the 6 runs Atlanta tallied. The Braves added 3 more in the 8th and went on to an 11-8 win. Dale Murphy led the offense with 3 RBI. Steve Bedrosian (1-0) earned the win in relief.

April 10, 1982
ATLANTA -- Verne Ruhle (1-0) scattered 6 hits over 9 complete innings of shutout ball as Houston won 3-0. Ruhle fanned 4 and walked none. Bedrosian started and had a no hitter going through 7, but tired in the 8th and yielded a pair of runs on a Craig Reynolds hit. Terry Puhl (1) added a solo homer in the 9th.

April 11, 1982
ATLANTA -- Nolan Ryan (1-0) made it back-to-back shutouts for the Stros, fanning 8 and allowing just 2 base knocks. Phil Garner (1) and Alan Ashby (1) each went yard to lead the offense in a 5-0 whitewashing.

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