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May 31, 2007

Gil Patterson Is Hit Hard in Loss to Red Sox

by @ 11:18 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Gil Patterson, Graig Nettles, Willie Randolph

May 31, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 5, Yankees 1  (26-21)

The Yankees put only run on the board against the Red Sox and they lost 5-1 despite outhitting their opposition 9-7.  Graig Nettles drove in the only run with a solo homerun and both Chris Chambliss and Willie Randolph had three hits in the game.

Gil Patterson dropped to 1-2 on the season with a tough start.  He gave up five runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

May 30, 2007

Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles Homer In Yankees Win Over Red Sox

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

May 30, 1977 at Fenway Park
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (26-20)

The Yankees beat the Red Sox and Reggie Jackson led the way for the Yanks at the plate.  He went two for four with a homerun and two RBIs.  Graig Nettles hit a solo homerun and he scored two runs.

Mike Torrez threw a nice game and he improved to 6-3 on the season.  He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and six walks with three strikeouts in a complete game.

May 29, 2007

Ed Figueroa Pitches Yankees to Win Over White Sox

by @ 11:12 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers

May 29, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, White Sox 2  (25-20)

The Yankees won their first three game series in a couple of weeks by beating the White Sox.  Ed Figueroa threw a nice game and he improved to 6-3 on the season with another complete game. He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Chris Chambliss hit a two run homer in the sixth inning that gave the Yankees the lead.  Mickey Rivers finished two for four with two runs and a stolen base.

May 28, 2007

Ron Guidry Is Shelled In Loss to White Sox

by @ 8:18 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry

May 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
White Sox 9, Yankees 4  (24-20)

Ron Guidry was hit hard and he took his first loss of the season in a tough start against the White Sox.  He gave up six runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of work.

Lou Piniella hit a solo homerun which was his first homer of the season.  Graig Nettles went two for three and he drove in two runs in the loss.

May 27, 2007

Thurman Munson Drives In Three Runs in Yankees Win

by @ 11:14 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Dick Tidrow, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

May 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, White Sox 6  (24-19
)

Thurman Munson had a big day at the plate in the Yankees win in their series opener with the White Sox.  He went two for four with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run.  Reggie Jackson homered and drove in two runs while Mickey Rivers went four for five with a run and an RBI.

Catfish Hunter was pummelled and he gave up five runs without even getting through the second inning.  Dick Tidrow picked him up though and he gave up just one run in seven relief innings.  Sparky Lyle threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his eighth save of the season.

May 24, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Texas

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Gil Patterson, Mike Torrez, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

May 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Rangers 2  (23-18)

Gil Patterson outdueled Bert Blyleven in the front of end of a doubleheader with the Rangers.  Patterson improved to 1-1 on the season and he gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle threw 2 1/3 shutout innings and he  picked up his seventh save of the season.

Roy White had just one hit but it was a solo homerun in the second inning.  Willie Randolph went two for three and he scored a run.

May 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 1, Yankees 0  (23-19)

A really nice start by Mike Torrez was wasted because the Yankees couldn’t score a single run in the second game of their doubleheader with the Rangers.  He gave up just one run on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a complete game loss.

Thurman Munson was the only Yankee with more then one hit.  He went two for four in the loss.

Yankees Score Four In the Seventh To Top Red Sox

by @ 5:52 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Carlos May, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Ken Holtzman, Mickey Rivers

May 24,  1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 5  (22-18)

The Yankees scored four runs in the seventh inning and they needed everyone of them as they edged the Red Sox in a one run game.  Graig Nettles and Carlos May hit solo homeruns in the seventh but you had a nice team effort.  All six runs were driven in by different Yankees and the only Yanks with two runs was Mickey Rivers and Buck Dent.

Ken Holtzman left the game in the fourth inning after a rough start but the pen and hitters picked him up in this one.  Dick Tidrow did a very nice job out of the pen though and he improved to 3-2 on the season.  He gave up one run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.

May 23, 2007

Reggie Jackson Homers In Yankees Loss

by @ 5:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

May 23, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3  (21-18)

The Yankees were on the short end of the first game of an important series with the Red Sox.  Going into the game, the the Yankees and Red Sox were tied for second, each a half game back of the first place Orioles.  The loss put the Yankees a full game back of the Red Sox and a game and a half back of the Orioles.

Reggie Jackson provided most of the offense for the Yankees.  He went two for four with a solo homerun and a double. 

Ed Figueroa took the loss and he dropped to 5-3 on the season.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in nine innings.

May 22, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Orioles

by @ 11:42 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Paul Blair, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

May 22, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 5, Yankees 1  (20-17)

The Yankees dropped their third straight game in the front end of a doubleheader with the Orioles.  The only run of the game for the Yankees came in the second inning when Graig Nettles doubled home Chris Chambliss.  Nettles was also the only Yankee with two hits in the game.

Catfish Hunter had a tough start and he fell to 1-3 with the loss.  He gave up four runs on five hits and one walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

May 22, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Orioles 2  (21-17)

The Yankees ended their three game skid behind a nice outing by Ron Guidry, who improved to 3-0 with the win.  He gave up two runs on four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.

Graig Nettles capped off a nice twin bill with another good game at the plate.  He went two for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Reggie Jackson went two for two with a run and Paul Blair went one for three with two RBIs and a run.

May 21, 2007

Yankees Lose to Orioles in Twelve Innings

by @ 5:37 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Sparky Lyle

May 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 4, Yankees 3  (20-16)

The Yankees and Orioles scored almost as many runs in extra innings as they did through their regulation nine.  The Orioles tied it up 2-2 in the seventh and then scored first in extra innings with a run in the eleventh, but the Yankees answered with a run of their own to keep the game going.  The twelth was the Yankees undoing though as they couldn’t answer another run that the Orioles put on the board in the top half of the inning.

Mike Torrez had a nice start that went to waste.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and five walks with four strikeouts in ten innings.  Sparky Lyle took the loss and he gave up the twelth inning run in his two innings of work.

Graig Nettles was three for five and he scored a run in the loss.  In all, the Yankees left 12 men on base so they definitely had their chances. 

May 20, 2007

Don Gullett Is Hit Hard in Loss to Orioles

by @ 5:33 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Carlos May, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Thurman Munson

May 20, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 5  (20-15)

Don Gullett was knocked around early in his start over the Orioles.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Oddly, he didn’t take the loss.  Dick Tidrow did despite having a solid relief outing.  He gave up just one run on three hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

For the fifth time in the last nine games, Thurman Munson had a multi-hit game.  He went four for four with two doubles and a run.  Carlos May singled twice and he drove in two runs in the loss.

May 19, 2007

Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph Hit Yankees to Win Over Orioles

by @ 11:30 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

May 19, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Orioles 1  (20-14)

The Yankees finally got back home and to celebrate their homecoming, they hammered the Orioles.  Thurman Munson continued to hit the ball well and he led the way with a nice day at the plate.  He went three for five with a homerun, four RBIs and two runs.  Willie Randolph also had a big day and he went four for four with a double, an RBI and four runs scored.

Lost in all of the offense was a nice start by Ed Figueroa.  He improved to 5-2 with a complete game and he gave up one run on six hits with seven strikeouts.

May 17, 2007

Yankees Top Athletics In Fifteen Innings

by @ 11:14 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

May 17, 1977 at Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 5, Athletics 2  (19-14)

The Yankees won a tough one as they beat the Athletics in fifteen innings.  They took a 2-0 lead into the ninth only to have Ron Guidry finally get tagged for two runs to send the game into extra frames.  Then six innings later, the Yankees rallied for three runs to finally pick up the win.  Chris Chambliss’ two run single turned out to be the game winner and he finished with three RBIs. 

Sparky Lyle was awesome in 6 2/3 innings.  He not only pitched the Yankees out of the ninth when he came in with two outs but he threw six innings of shutout relief in extra frames.

May 16, 2007

Ken Holtzman Doesn’t Even Last Through First Inning In Yankees Loss

by @ 11:11 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Ken Holtzman

May 16, 1977 at Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 8, Yankees 4  (18-14)

This was one was pretty much over after the first inning.  Starter Ken Holtzman gave up five runs (three earned) and got only a single out as he dropped to 2-3 on the season.  The pen didn’t fare much better as each of the two relievers used each gave up runs as well.

Bucky Dent was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for three with a triple, two RBIs and a run.

May 15, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Hit Hard in Yankees Loss to Angels

by @ 12:08 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Roy White

May 15, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 8, Yankees 2  (18-13)

The Angels scored twice as many runs as they’d need to beat the Yankees in the first inning alone in a blowout.  Mike Torrez gave up the bulk of those runs in a tough start.  He gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Graig Nettles his his seventh homerun of the season the loss.  Roy White went two for three and he scored a run.

May 14, 2007

Graig Nettles Homers Twice In Yankees Win

by @ 6:06 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Don Gullett, Graig Nettles

May 14, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 4, Angels 1  (18-12)

The Yankees picked up their second straight win over the Yankees and they did it behind two big homers by Graig Nettles.  He drove in three of the four Yankees runs and the two homers brings his season total up to six.

Don Gullet had a nice start and he improved to 3-2 on the season.  He gave up one run on four hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in a complete game.

May 13, 2007

Ed Figueroa Throws Three Hit Shutout In Yankees Win

by @ 11:04 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Carlos May, Ed Figueroa, Thurman Munson

May 13, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 3, Angels 0  (17-12)

The Yankees were glad to get out of Seattle where they lost two straight but Ed Figueroa got the Yanks back on track in a three hit shutout in the team’s series opener against the Angels.  Figueroa walked five and struck out four in the win.

Thurman Munson continued his hot hitting and he went yard with his seventh homerun.  Carlos May went three for four with a double.

May 12, 2007

Mariners Hammer Catfish Hunter In Yankee’s Second Straight Loss

by @ 4:31 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Thurman Munson

May 12, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 8, Yankees 6  (16-12)

The Yankees lost their second straight game to the Mariners in a game that saw the Yankees make five errors which led to six unearned runs.  Catfish Hunter took it on the chin though and while only two of the seven runs he gave up were earned, he did give up eight hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings.  The errors helped extend his innings but he also didn’t help himself out.

Thurman Munson hit his sixth homerun of the season in the loss.  Chris Chambliss went three for five with a run.

May 11, 2007

Ken Holtzman Is Hit Hard in Yankees Loss

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Ken Holtzman, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson

May 11, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 5, Yankees 2  (16-11)

The Yankees three game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the expansion Mariners.  Ken Holtzman was knocked around and he dropped to 2-2 on the season.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

The lack of offense also contributed to the loss.  Both Yankees runs came in the first inning on Reggie Jackson’s two run homer.  Mickey Rivers finished with two hits and he scored on he Jackson homer.

May 8, 2007

Thurman Munson Scores Four Runs In Yankees Third Straigh Win

by @ 4:23 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

May 8, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 5  (16-10
)

The Yankees won their third straight game behind some nice hitting by catcher Thurman Munson.  He went four for five with a homerun and four runs scored.  Graig Nettles also had a nice day at the plate.  He went two for four with a three run homer.

Mike Torrez picked up the win and he improved to 5-1 on the season.  He gave up five runs on nine hits and four walks with six strikeouts in another complete game for the the Yankees rotation.

May 7, 2007

Roy White Drives In Four In Yankees Blowout Win

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Don Gullett, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Roy White

May 7, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Athletics 2  (15-10)

The Yankees won their second straight game with a ton of offense in a blowout win over the A’s.  Roy White led the way and he went two for three with a homerun and four RBIs.  Mickey Rivers went two for three with his first homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Graig Nettles also homered in the win.

Don Gullett cruised to an easy win with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on eleven hits and two walks with ten strikeouts in a complete game.

May 6, 2007

Ed Figueroa Pitches Yankees To Win Over Athletics

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Roy White

May 6, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Athletics 1  (14-10)

Ed Figueroa got it done on the mound for the Yankees in their win over the Athletics.  He gave up just one unearned run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in a complete game.

Roy White provided most of the offense in the win.  His three run homer put the Yankees on the board and it was a lead that they kept the entire game.  Chris Chambliss went three for four with a run.

May 5, 2007

Catfish Hunter Hit Hard in Loss to Athletics

by @ 11:49 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Roy White

May 5, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Athletics 5, Yankees 2  (13-10)

Catfish Hunter gave up five runs in a complete game and he dropped his first game of the season as the Yankees five game winning streak came to an end. He gave up eight hits and he walked three with four strikeouts.

Bucky Dent went two for four and he drove in a run.  Roy White had two hits and he scored a run.

May 3, 2007

Bucky Dent’s Grand Slam Powers Yankees To Fifth Straight Win

by @ 11:45 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

May 3, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Angels 1  (13-9)

The Yankees took it to the Angels for their fifth straight win and they did it with three big homeruns.  Bucky Dent hit a big grand slam and both Graig Nettles and Reggie Jackson also went yard.  Both Nettles and Jackson drove in two runs each and Nettles scored twice.

Mike Torrez improved to 4-1 with a solid outing. He gave up one unearned run on one hit and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings.  Dick Tidrow closed it out and he threw four shutout innings to close the game out.  Tidrow picked up his second save.

May 1, 2007

Ken Holtzman Pitches Yankees to Fourth Straight Win

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

May 1, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Marines 2  (12-9)

The Yankees won their fourth straight game behind a nice outing by Ken Holtzman.  He gave up just two runs on ten hits and two walks with a strikeout in six solid inning.  Sparky Lyle closed it out and picked up his six save with three shutout innings to close out the game.

Chris Chambliss had a nice day at the plate.  He went three for four with a run and an RBI.  Thurman Munson went two three with a walk, a solo homerun and two runs scored in the win.

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