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April 30, 2008

Goose Gossage Wins First Game As Yankee

by @ 3:37 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 30, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 2  (10-9)

Chris Chambliss singled home Reggie Jackson in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie to provide the winning run.  It was Chambliss’ second RBI of the day and he finished with a team high three hits.  Reggie Jackson also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry gave up two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings in a solid start that resulted in a no decision.  Rich Gossage had his best outing of the season and he improved to 1-3.  He gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

April 29, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Twins, Three Game Winning Streak Snapped

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow

April 29, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins 3, Yankees 1  (9-9)

The Yankees couldn’t get anything going against Twins’ starter Geoff Zahn as they were held to just five hits.  The lone run didn’t come until the eighth inning when Bucky Dent doubled home Cliff Johnson.  No Yankee reached base more then once.

Dick Tidrow fell to 1-2 with the loss.  He gave up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in the complete game loss.

April 28, 2008

Ed Figueroa Holds Twins to Five Hits In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 4:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers

April 28, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1  (9-8)

The Yankees won their third straight and it was the first time this season where they had a winning record.  Ed Figueroa was the player of the game with a solid complete game win.  He gave up just one run on five hits and three walks with one strikeout and the win improved his record to 3-1 on the season.

Bucky Dent singled twice, scored and drove in a run in the win.  Mickey Rivers had two hits, a walk and an RBI

April 25, 2008

Jim Beattie Wins Major League Debut

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Sparky Lyle

April 25, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (8-8)

The Yankees evened up their record at eight wins and eight losses behind a solid start in rookie Jim Beattie’s major league debut.  He gave up just a single run on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle was touched up for two runs in the ninth but he held on to pick up his second save of the season.

Jim Spencer had two hits including a solo homer.  It was his third homerun of the season.  Chris Chambliss singled twice, scored a run, drove in one and stole a base in the win.

April 24, 2008

Chris Chambliss Drives In Three Runs In Yankees Blowout Win Over Orioles

by @ 3:27 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 24, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 8, Orioles 2  (7-8)

The Yankees ran up the scored on the Orioles and it was Chris Chambliss who led the way.  He went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run while five hitters had two hits.  Also, all eight runs were scored by different Yankees and all eight runs came in the fifth inning.

Ron Guidry improved to 2-0 with a nice start and all of the run support.  He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.  Rich Gossage gave up a run in his two innings of work.

April 23, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 3, Yankees 2  (6-8)

The Yankees had a tough time at the plate as the Brewers squeaked out a win as the Yankees dropped their series two games to one.  Mickey Rivers was the only hitter with two hits and he drove in a run while Reggie Jackson pitched in with a solo homer, his third of the season.

Catfish Hunter dropped to 0-3 as his disappointing season continued.  He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.  Goose Gossage had his first start in which he didn’t give up a run with two shutout innings.

April 22, 2008

Roy White Drives Home Winning Run In Yankees Twelve Inning Win

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 22, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Brewers 3  (6-7)

The Yankees scored runs in the tenth and twelth inning to walk away with an extra inning win over the Brewers.  Roy White singled home the winning run in the twelth in the exciting contest.  Willie Randolph also had a big at bat with a sac. fly in the bottom of the tenth to keep the game going.  Graig Nettles also had a nice hits with a pair of singles and two runs.

Dick Tidrow kept the Yankees in the game with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and five walks in nine innings.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 2-0.  He gave up one run on two hits with a strikeout in three solid frames.

April 21, 2008

Ed Figueroa Is Shelled In Yankees Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:09 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Willie Randolph

April 21, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 2  (5-7)

Ed Figueroa dropped his first decision of the season and was roughed up the Brewers.  He gave up eight runs (five earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts in five innings and the loss dropped him to 2-1 on the season.

Willie Randolph was the hitting star.  He went three for three with two walks and he drove in both Yankee runs.

April 18, 2008

Reggie Jackson’s Ninth Inning Homer Wins It For Yankees

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (5-5)

Reggie Jackson broke a 3-3 tie with a ninth inning walk off solo homer to win it for the Yankees.  Jackson also drew two walks and he finished the game with two runs.  Roy White and Thurman Munson each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ron Guidry gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a decent start.  Sparky Lyle gave up just a pair of hits in 2 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-0 on the season.

April 17, 2008

Catfish Hunter Shelled Again In Yankees Loss to Orioles

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 1  (4-5)

The Yankees lost their first home game of the season as Catfish Hunter was knocked around for the second straight time.  He fell to 0-2 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage threw 3 2/3 solid innings, but for the third straight time, he gave up a run.

The Yankees scored their lone run in the second.  Reggie Jackson scored when Cliff Johnson grounded into a double play.  Lou Piniella was the only Yankee with two hits in the loss.

April 16, 2008

Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle Combine to Shutout White Sox

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 0  (4-4)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the White Sox, won their third straight and evened their record at 4-4 behind some nice pitching by the duo of Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow improved to 1-1 and he gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3  innings.  Lyle gave up one hit and struck out two in 2 1/3 shutout innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Willie Randolph reached base three times with two singles and a walk.  Graig Nettles singled, drew a walk and drove in a run in the win.

April 15, 2008

Mickey Rivers Powers Yankees to Win Over Cubs

by @ 3:23 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Jim Spencer, Mickey Rivers

April 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 2  (3-4)

Mickey Rivers belted a two run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win for the Yankees.  Jim Spencer drove in the other run with a solo shot in fourth inning.  It was his second long ball of the season.

Ed Figueroa improved to 2-0 with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on twelve hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

April 13, 2008

Yankees Snap Skid Behind Solid Start by Ron Guidry

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

April 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, White Sox 2  (2-4)

The Yankees won their home opener and in the process, snapped their three game losing streak behind a very nice start by Ron Guidry.  The lefthander gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

Reggie Jackson had the big hit of the game.  His three run homer, his first of the season, was the game winner.  Mickey Rivers went two for four with a run and a walk.

April 12, 2008

Rich Gossage Is Hit Hard Again In Yankees Third Straight Loss

by @ 3:28 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Graig Nettles, Jim Spencer, Ken Holtzman, Mickey Rivers, Rich Gossage

April 12, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 3  (1-3)

Rich Gossage’s start as a Yankee continued to be a rough one as he was shelled again to drop to 0-2 in just two relief appearances.  He gave up three runs on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings of work.  In the meantime, Ken Holtzman had a decent start go to waste.  He gave up two runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five frames.

Jim Spencer and Graig Nettles hit solo shots in the loss.  Mickey Rivers was the only Yankee with two hits with his pair of singles.

April 11, 2008

Catfish Hunter Pummelled In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Rawley Eastwick, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 11, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 6  (1-3)

The Yankees put six runs on the board and outhit the Brewers but still lost their for the third time in four games to open up the season.  Catfish Hunter made his season debut and it was a rough one as he gave up six runs on six hits in just two innings of work.  Rawley Eastwick and Ken Clay also gave up runs in the loss as well.

Willie Randolph had a big day at the plate.  He went two for five with a three run homer.  Thurman Munson went four for five with a double, a run and an RBI.

April 10, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Loss to Rangers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle

April 10, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 5, Yankees 2  (1-2)

Dick Tidrow was roughed up as the Yankees lost their opening series of the season to the Rangers.  He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in just 5 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle threw a nice game and he gave up just two hits in 2 2/3 shutout innings but the Yankee hitters couldn’t get it going at the plate to mount a comeback.

Bucky Dent doubled, drove in a run and scored in the loss.  Graig Nettles drew a walk, singled and scored.

April 9, 2008

Reggie Jackson Leads Yankees to Win Over Rangers

by @ 3:22 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

April 9, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 7, Rangers 1  (1-1)

The Yankees won their first game of the season behind a nice hitting day by their World Series hero, Reggie Jackson.  The slugger went four for five with two doubles, an RBI and two runs.  Chris Chambliss also had a nice game and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.

Ed Figueroa got it done on the mound and he improved to 1-0.  He gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

April 8, 2008

Goose Gossage Loses Opener In Yankees’ Debut

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Lou Piniella, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 8, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 2, Yankees 1  (0-1)

Goose Gossage’s debut in a Yankees’ uniform turned out to be a tough on as he gave up the losing run to the Rangers in the Yankees season opener.  He pitched a shutout eighth inning but then he gave up a leadoff homer to Richie Zisk in the bottom of the ninth that broke a 1-1 tie.  A very nice start by Ron Guidry went to waste and he gave up one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.

It didn’t help that the Yankees pushed just one runner across the plate.  In the fifth inning, Lou Piniella led off things with a triple and then he later scored on Chris Chambliss’ single.  Chambliss and Bucky Dent were the only Yankees with more then one hit in the game.

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