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August 31, 2007

Sparky Lyle Picks Up Win In Third Straight Game

by @ 4:42 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle

August 31, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 4  (80-52)

Graig Nettles belted a walk off solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Yankees their fourth straight win and their 22nd win in the month of August.  Nettles had a huge game and he went three for five with two homers and three RBIs.  Cliff Johnson went three for four with a run.

For the third straight game, Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 12-4.  He gave up one hit in two shutout innings of relief.

August 30, 2007

Yankees Edge Mariners In Eleven Innings For Third Straight Win

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Mariners 5  (79-52)

Mickey Rivers led off the bottom of the eleventh inning with a walk off solo homerun as the Yankees won their third straight game.  It was River tenth homerun and he scored three runs in the win.  Graig Nettles had a great game and he went two for four with a three run homer.

Sparky Lyle slammed the door shut as he threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball to close out the game.  He improved to 11-4 and he gave up four hits with two strikeouts.

August 29, 2007

Chris Chambliss Powers Yankees In Come From Behind Win Over Royals

by @ 3:30 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August

August 29, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Royals 3  (78-52)

A one run deficit turned into a two run win in a hurry as Chris Chambliss belted a huge three run, pinch hit homerun in the bottom of the eighth to give the Yankees the win.  Cliff Johnson pitched in with a solo homer in the fifth inning while Thurman Munson singled twice, drew a walk and scored.

Catfish Hunter had a nice start but he didn’t pick up the win because of the late inning heroics.  Hunter gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings.  Sparky Lyle held the Royals scoreless in the final two frames to pick up his tenth win of the season.

August 28, 2007

Ron Guidry Throws Two Hit Shutout In Another Yankees Win

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

August 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 1, Rangers 0  (77-52)

The Yankees won again in the month of August and this time it was behind the arm of the young Ron Guidry.  He improved to 11-6 and he gave up just two hits with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Graig Nettles tripled, drew a walk and scored the lone run in the win.  Reggie Jackson singled, drew a walk and drove in the only run.

August 27, 2007

Mike Torrez, Ken Clay Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 4:33 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

August 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 8, Yankees 2  (76-52)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end as not one, but two pitchers were knocked around by the Ranger hitters.  Mike Torrez and Ken Clay combined to give up five homeruns and it was Torrez who fell to 15-11 with the loss.

Thurman Munson was a perfect three for three in the loss.  Graig Nettles drove in one of the two Yankees’ runs with a solo homer, his 31st of the season.

August 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Rangers For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 5  (76-51)

The Yankees overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat the Rangers in their series opener.  The game winning run came on a one run triple off the bat of Graig Nettles.  Both Lou Piniella and Willie Randolph were a perfect three for three in the contest.

Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in five innings but the hitters and the pen picked him up.  Ken Clay gave up a run in three innings and he improved to 2-3 while Sparky Lyle threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his 21st save of the season.

August 25, 2007

Mickey Rivers Leads Yankees At the Plate In Third Straight Win

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Dick Tidrow, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

August 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Twins 4  (75-51)

It was another game, another August win as the Yankees continued to tear up their opponents in the summer month.  Mickey Rivers played a role in three of the Yankees five runs and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled, doubled and scored twice.

Dick Tidrow gave up three runs in seven innings but he didn’t pick up a decision as he left with the game tied.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win though and he improved to 9-4.  He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

August 24, 2007

Yankees Belt Four Homers In Blowout Win Over Twins

by @ 2:50 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers, Roy White

August 24, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Twins 1  (74-51)

The Yankees put on an impressive offensive display as they got home and continued their impressive month of August.  Chris Chambliss, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers and Roy White all went yard in the game.  White had three hits and three runs while Chambliss’ shot was a three run homer.

Lost in all the offense was a great start by Catfish Hunter.  He gave up just one run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win. 

August 23, 2007

Mickey Rivers Has Five Hits As Yankees Get Back to Winning

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Mike Torrez

August 23, 1977 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 3  (73-51)

Mickey Rivers had five hits and three RBIs as the Yankees got right back on track in their win over the White Sox.  Graig Nettles also had a great game and he went three for four with a double, a homerun, three runs and three RBIs.  The homerun was his 30th of the season.

Mike Torrez went the distance and he improved to 15-10 on the season.  He gave up three runs on eleven hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

August 22, 2007

Ed Figueroa Falls Apart In Late Innings In Yankees Loss

by @ 2:34 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Lou Piniella, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 22, 1977 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 5, Yankees 3  (72-51)

The Yankees eight game winning streak came to an end as Ed Figueroa had a couple of rough late innings in the Yankees loss in their series opener to the White Sox.  He had shut out the Sox through six but then he gave up two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth as he fell to 12-9.  Even Sparky Lyle was touched up in that eighth inning and he gave up an insurance while also allowing the inherited go ahead run to score.

The Yankees scored all three of their runs on solo homers. Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers and Lou Piniella all went yard and for Chambliss, it was his fourteenth of the season.

August 21, 2007

Yankees Win Eight Straight Behind Graig Nettles Homerun

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

August 21, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 2, Rangers 1  (72-50)

The Yankees hot streak continued as they won their eight straight game behind some solid pitching by Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle and a homerun by Graig Nettles.  Guidry improved to 10-6 and he gave up one run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Sparky Lyle threw two shutout innings to close the game out and he picked up his 20th save of the season.

Graig Nettles homered and drove in both Yankees runs in the win.  Chris Chambliss singled and he scored a run.

August 20, 2007

Dick Tidrow Pitches Yankees to Seventh Straight Win

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 20, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 2  (71-50)

Dick Tidrow improved to 8-4 on the season with a nice start in the Yankees 6-2 win over the Rangers.  He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven solid innings.  Sparky Lyle didn’t give up a hit in two shutout innings and he picked up his nineteenth save of the season.

Bucky Dent was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.  Willie Randolph went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.

August 19, 2007

Yankees Continue Run With Sixth Straight Run

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

August 19, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 1  (70-50)

The Yankees blew out the Rangers to win their sixth straight game and it was behind a solid outing by Mike Torrez.  He gave up one run on four hits and five walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win.  He improved his record to 14-10 on the season with the nice start.

Reggie Jackson belted his 22nd homer and he drove in three runs.  Roy White also went yard and he finished the game with three runs.

August 18, 2007

Mickey Rivers Drives In Three Runs In Fifth Straight Win

by @ 5:29 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 18, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 4  (69-50)

The Yankees won their fifth straight game and it was their tenth win in eleven games.  This time it was Mickey Rivers who got it done from the leadoff spot.  He went three for five with three RBIs and a run.  Willie Randolph also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with two runs.

Catfish Hunter improved to 8-7 with the win.  He gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in seven innings.  Sparky Lyle threw two shutout frames to close out the game and he picked up his eighteenth save of the season.

August 17, 2007

Yankees Hold Off Tiger For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

August 17, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Tigers 5  (68-50)

The Tigers scored four unanswered runs but the closest they could come is to within two runs as the Yankees won their fourth straight game.  Ed Figueroa improved to 12-8 but his start was hardly spectacular.  He gave up five runs on twelve hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two outs and he picked up his seventeenth save of the season.

Chris Chambliss tripled twice, drove in a run and scored two runs.  Thurman Munson went three for five with a double, a run and an RBI.  Mickey Rivers homered and drove in two runs.

August 16, 2007

Yankees Win Third Straight, Barely

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Ken Clay, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

August 16, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, White Sox 10  (67-50)

The Yankees blew a five run lead in the top of ninth only to come back and win it with a two run walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Chris Chambliss.   Chris Chambliss finished the game with three runs and three RBIs while Buck Dent went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.

Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle each gave up three runs in that disastrous ninth inning.  It was Ken Clay who got the final out and he picked up his first win of the season.

August 15, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Win Over White Sox

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Roy White

August 15, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, White Sox 2  (66-50)

The Yankees won their second straight game as the opened up with a win in their series opener against the White Sox.  Mike Torrez got it done on the mound and he improved to 13-10 with the win.  He gave up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Graig Nettles went two for three with a walk and two RBIs.  Roy White singled and he scored two runs.

August 14, 2007

Mickey Rivers Leads Yankees In Blowout Win Over Angels

by @ 4:22 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Gil Patterson, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson

August 14, 1987 at Yankee Stadium

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Yankees 15, Angels 3  (65-50)

Just about everyone was a hitting star in the Yankees 15-3 blowout win over the Angels but leadoff hitter Mickey Rivers led the way for the team.  He had a team high four hits with a homerun, three RBIs and three runs.  Reggie Jackson tripled, walked, drove in three and scored while Chris Chambliss went three for five with two RBIs and a run.

Dick Tidrow improved to 7-4 on the season with a nice start.  He gave up two hits and he struck out four in six shutout innings.  Rookie Gil Patterson gave up three runs in the final three frames but he picked up his first and only career save.

August 13, 2007

Yankees Five Game Winning Streak Ends In Twelve Inning Loss to Angels

by @ 4:29 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Carlos May, Chris Chambliss, Sparky Lyle

August 13, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 6, Yankees 5  (64-50)

The Yankees five game winning streak came to an end in a twelve inning loss to the Angels.  Sparky Lyle was called on to throw more innings in a game since mid-May and he finally caved in and gave up a run in his sixth inning of work.  The loss dropped Lyle to 8-4 on the season.

Chris Chambliss belted a three run homer off of Nolan Ryan in the loss.  Carlos May went three for six and he drove in a run.

August 12, 2007

Yankees Sweep Angels in Doubleheader, Extend Winning Streak to Five

by @ 4:18 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

August 12, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Angels 1  (63-49)

The Yankees made it four straight with an impressive offensive performance by Chris Chambliss.  The first baseman homered twice and drove in three runs in the win.  Reggie Jackson went two for three with a walk, a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run and Thurman Munson had a team high three hits and two runs.

Catfish Hunter went the distance and he improved to 7-7 on the season.  He gave up one run on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts.

August 12, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Angels 3  (64-49)

Reggie Jackson homered twice and he scored three runs as the Yankees not only swept their doubleheader over the Angels, they also won their fifth straight.  The homers brought his season total up to 21 on the season.  Lou Piniella also had a nice game and he went three for four with three runs.

Ed Figueroa improved to 11-8 on the season with a complete game.  He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

August 11, 2007

Mike Torrez Throws Two Hit Shutout In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 5:15 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

August 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Athletics 0  (62-49)

The Yankees made it three straight wins and the got this one behind one of Mike Torrez’s best starts of the season.  He gave up just two hits and he struck out four in the complete game shutout and the win improved his record to 12-10 on the season.

Chris Chambliss went two for three with a double, a run and an RBI.  Reggie Jackson singled, stole a base, drove in a run and scored.

August 10, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Win Over Athletics

by @ 5:58 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry

August 10, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Athletics 3  (61-49)

Ron Guidry improved to 9-6 on the season with a nice start in the Yankees second straight win.  He gave up just one run on four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. 

Graig Nettles belted a solo homer, his 26th of the season.  Cliff Johnson doubled and drove in two runs in the win.

August 7, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Win Over Mariners

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Paul Blair

August 7, 1977 at the Kingdome
Yankees 7, Mariners 1  (60-49)

The Yankees ended their three game skid behind a nice outing by Mike Torrez.  He improved to 11-10 and he gave up one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a complete game win.

Paul Blair homered, drew two walks and he drove in three runs.  Graig Nettles went three for four with a run and an RBI.

August 6, 2007

Catfish Hunter Is Shelled In Yankees Third Straight Loss

by @ 6:37 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Thurman Munson

August 6, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 9, Yankees 2  (59-49)

Catfish Hunter had one of his worst starts of the season in the Yankees third straight loss.  He fell to 6-7 and he gave up eight runs on nine hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. 

Mickey Rivers went three for four wth three doubles and a run.  Thurman Munson went two for three with two RBIs.

August 5, 2007

Ed Figueroa Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss to Mariners

by @ 6:36 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

August 5, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 5, Yankees 3 (59-48)

Ed Figueroa fell to 10-8 on the season with a rough start in the Yankees loss in their series opener to the Mariners. He gave up five runs on eighth hits with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Reggie Jackson belted a two run homer in the loss. It was his nineteenth long ball of the season. Chris Chambliss doubled and scored a run.

August 3, 2007

Ron Guidry Has Rough Start in Yankees Loss

by @ 5:36 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry

August 3, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 5, Yankees 3  (59-47)

Ron Guidry had a couple of bad innings but hit led to a loss against the Angels.  He fell to 8-6 and he gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Mickey Rivers was the hitting star in the loss.  He went three for five with a run.  Graig Nettles belted a solo homerun, his 25th of the season.

August 2, 2007

Yankees Pile On the Hits In Blowout Win Over Angels

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

August 2, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 9, Angels 3  (59-46)

The Yankees racked up nineteen hits as they pummelled Angels’ pitching in a blowout win.  Seven different Yankees had multi-hit games and three had at least three hits.  Reggie Jackson went three for four with two RBIs while Bucky Dent went three for five with a double, an RBI and two runs.

Mike Torrez evened up his record at 10-10 with a nice start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in the complete game win.

August 1, 2007

Yankees Held to Single Run In Loss to Angels

by @ 4:52 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees Diary - August

August 1, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 4, Yankees 1  (58-46)

The Yankees could manage just one run against Angels’ starter Ken Brett in the Yankees series opener against.  Mickey Rivers went two for three with a double and he drove in the only run for the Yankees.  Willie Randolph singled and he scored the only run.

Catfish Hunter fell to 6-6 with the loss.  He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings.

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