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July 9, 2008

Yankees Head Into All Star Break On Losing Note

by @ 1:27 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, demarini bat, Don Gullett, Mickey Rivers, Nokona glove

July 9, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 8, Yankees 4  (47-37)

The Yankees limped into the All Star Break with their fifth loss in six games after a three game sweep at the hands of the Brewers.  Don Gullett was pummelled and he didn’t even last through the first inning.  He gave up four runs on three hits and four walks in 2/3 of an innning.

Mickey Rivers had a nice day at the plate in an ugly loss.  He went two for five with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.

It’s like the second coming of Reggie Jackson with my new demarini bat.  I hit two out of the park the other night.  Baseball Rampage is a great one stop source for everything related to baseball and I also picked up my kid a Nokona glove.

July 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Shuts Down Rangers In Yankees Win

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dick Tidrow, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

July 6, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 7, Ranges 2  (47-34)

Dick Tidrow helped the Yankees end their two game skid with a solid outing that gave the pen a rest.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts in the complete game and the win pushed his record to 4-6 on the season.

Roy White tripled, drove in two and scored two in the win.  Reggie Jackson went two for four with a double and a run.

July 3, 2008

First Place Red Sox Too Much For Yankees

by @ 1:20 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Bucy Dent, Ed Figueroa, Gary Thomasson, Graig Nettles

July 3, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 5  (45-34)

The Yankees went up against the first place Red Sox but unfortunately they began with a whimper.  Ed Figueroa gave up the bulk of the damage and he gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Graig Nettles and Gary Thomasson were the hitting stars in the this one.  Nettles went three for five with a double, a homerun and two runs.  Thomasson went three for four with a double, a homerun and two runs.  Bucky Dent pitched in with a two run, pinch hit homerun in the eighth inning.

July 2, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Tigers, Ron Guidry Improves to 13-0 In Opener

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dave Rajsich, Gary Thomasson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Tigers 2  (44-33)

The Yankees edged the Tigers in the first game of their Sunday doubleheader in a game that saw Ron Guidry improve to a perfect 13-0  He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his twelth save of the season.

Thurman Munson was three for four with a double.  Thomasson continued his impressive hitting and he went two for three with a double and a run.

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 3  (45-33)

It was a perfect Sunday as the Yankees finished their doubleheader sweep over the Tigers behind a pair of homeruns.  Graig Nettles went yard with a three run blast in the third inning and then Gary Thomasson hit the game winner with a two run walk off homer in the ninth.  Reggie Jackson also had a solid game with a single, a walk and a run.

Dave Rajsich got the start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle cruised through most of his 3 1/3 innings of relief before he gave up a run in the ninth with some help from Goose Gossage.  Speaking of Gossage, he let the inherited runner tie the game but he did pick up the win to improve to 4-7 because he didn’t allow either of his two baserunners to score.

July 1, 2008

Yankees Kick Off Month of July With Loss to Tigers

by @ 1:15 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Andy Messersmith, Dick Tidrow, Gary Thomasson, Jay Johnstone, Ken Clay

July 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 8, Yankees 4  (43-33)

Andy Messersmith and Ken Clay were roughed up as the Tigers doubled up the Yankees in front of big crowd.  Messersmith dropped to 0-3 and he gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings when Clay took over and replicated Messersmith’s efforts.  Dick Tidrow was also knocked around and while he gave up just two runs, he yielded seven hits and a walk in four innings of relief.

Gary Thomasson provided the bulk of the Yankees offense in the loss.  He went two for four with a three run homer and two runs scored.  Jay Johnstone went two for three with an RBI.

June 30, 2008

Reggie Jackson Drives In Five In Yankees Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson

June 30, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Tigers 2  (43-32)

The Yankees got out of Milwaukee and picked up a win as they decimated the Tigers in front of a home crowd.  Reggie Jackson had a monster day at the plate.  He went three for five with his thirteenth homer and five RBIs.  Lou Piniella went three for four with three runs and an RBI.

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Don Gullett improved to 4-0 with a complete game win.  He gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

June 28, 2008

Yankees Swept In Doubleheader With Brewers

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Fred Stanley, Ken Clay, Larry McCall, Roy White

June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 0  (42-31)

The Yankees were held to just six hits in a shutout loss to the Brewers in the first game of their doubleheader.  Roy White had three of those hits and Fred Stanley went two for three with a double.

Dick Tidrow fell to 3-6 with a rough start.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 7, Yankees 2  (42-32)

Game two of the Yankees doubleheader with the Brewers went no better as they suffered a sweep in Milwaukee.  Larry McCall got the start and while he was decent, he wasn’t nearly good enough.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in what was his first of two major league starts in his career.  Ken Clay was tagged for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Chris Chambliss singled twice and drove in a pair.  Fred Stanley was the only other Yankee to reach base twice with a single and a walk.

June 27, 2008

Graig Nettles Homers Yankees to Win Over Sox

by @ 5:13 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4  (42-30)

It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox.  Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.

June 26, 2008

Yankees Shut Down In Series Opener With Red Sox

by @ 5:11 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Chris Chambliss, Fred Stanley

June 26, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 4, Yankees 1  (41-30)

The Yankees lost round one of a big series with the first place Red Sox in a game where they were held to just a single run.  Chris Chambliss went two for two with a walk and an RBI while Fred Stanley singled twice in three at bats.

Andy Messersmith was solid but he took the loss and he fell to 0-2.  He gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

June 25, 2008

Thurman Munson Helps Hit Yankees to Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Damasco Garcia, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Thurman Munson

June 25, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (41-29)

The Yankees pulled off a win in their series finale with the Tigers and it was behind some exceptional hitting by Thurman Munson.  He went three for four with two RBIs while Damasco Garcia went two for four with three runs.

Don Gullett improved to a perfect 3-0.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.  Goose Gossage pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings and he picked up his eleventh save of the season.

June 24, 2008

Yankees Held to Four Hits In Loss to Tigers

by @ 5:08 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

June 24, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (40-29)

The Yankees managed three runs despite tallying just four hits but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their first game of the series with the Tigers.  Thurman Munson had two of those four hits and Reggie Jackson drove in a run.

Ken Clay gave up three runs but he threw just 1/3 of an inning.  Dick Tidrow took the loss and he fell to 3-5.  He gave up one run on seven hits with a strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.

June 23, 2008

Chris Chambliss Powers Yankees to Second Straight Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

June 23, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 12, Tigers 3  (40-28)

The Yankees piled on the runs as they beat the Tigers for the second straight time.  Chris Chambliss led the way with three hits and four RBIs which included a grand slam.  Roy White had two hits including a three run homer.

Ed Figueroa couldn’t last the requisite five innings so it was Sparkly Lyle who improved to 5-1.  He gave up two hits and a walk in 3 1/3 shutout innings.

June 22, 2008

Ron Guidry Strikeouts Out, Improves to 12-0

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

June 22, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (39-28)

Ron Guidry did it again and he improved to a perfect 12-0 as the Yankees took their series opener over the Tigers.  Guidry gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage pitched a hitless ninth inning and he picked up his tenth save of the season.

Reggie Jackson hit his twelth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning.  Graig Nettles went two for four with a run.  The Yankees had all four of their runs and five of their nine hits in the ninth inning.

June 21, 2008

Jim Beattie Has Rough Start In Loss to Red Sox

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Jay Johnstone, Jim Beattie

June 21, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 2  (38-28)

The Yankees dropped their second straight series as they lost the rubber game in their contest with the Red Sox.  Jim Beattie fell to 2-3 and he gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in just two innings.  Dick Tidrow and Catfish Hunter both gave up a pair of runs in relief.

Chris Chambliss was the only Yankee with a pair of hits in the loss.  Jay Johnstone belted his first homer of the season (see when he joined the Yankees).

June 20, 2008

Yankees Bounce Back, Blow Out Red Sox

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Fred Stanley, Reggie Jackson

June 20, 1978 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 4  (38-27)

The Yankees returned the favor and turned the tables on the Red Sox.  The score was the same as yesterday’s game, but this time it was the Yankees who finished on top.  Reggie Jackson belted a three run shot, his eleventh of the season.  Fred Stanley was the hitting star though. He went two for three with a walk and a grand slam.

Don Gullett improved to 2-0 with a nice start.  He gave up four runs on five hits and seven walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 19, 2008

Yankees Blown Out By Division Leading Red Sox

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Ken Clay, Roy White, Thurman Munson

June 19, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 10, Yankees 4  (37-27)

The first place Red Sox were too much to handle as Ken Clay and Goose Gossage were roughed up.  Clay gave up four runs in three innings while Gossage fell to 3-7 and he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Roy White was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for five with a solo homer.  Thurman Munson also went yard with a two run shot.

June 18, 2008

Yankees Waste Solid Start By Ed Figueroa In Loss to Angels

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Roy White

June 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 3, Yankees 2  (37-26)

A solid start by Ed Figueroa went to waste as the Yankees lost their rubber game to the Angels.  Figueroa fell to 7-5 and he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in the complete game loss.

Graig Nettles singled twice, drew a walk and drove in a run.  Roy White went two for four and he scored once.

June 17, 2008

Ron Guidry Throws Four Hit Shutout and Strikes Out Eighteen, Improves to 11-0

by @ 4:55 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Gary Thomasson, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

June 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Angels 0  (37-25)

Ron Guidry had a career start as the Yankees got back to winning.  Guidry improved to 11-0 and he gave up just four hits and two walks with an incredible and career high eighteen strikeouts in the win.

Gary Thomasson had a nice day at the plate and he went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled twice and scored once.

June 16, 2008

Angels Hammer Beattie, Messersmith

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson

June 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 10, Yankees 7  (36-25)

Jim Beattie and Andy Messersmith were roughed up as the Yankees fell to the Angels despite scoring seven runs.  Beattie gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings and he fell to 2-2 while Messersmith gave up five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.

Reggie Jackson was the hitting star.  He went four for four with a triple, a walk and three RBIs.  Jim Spencer hit a solo homer, his seventh long ball of the season.

June 15, 2008

Graig Nettles’ Three Run Blast Helps Yankees Win Fourth Straight

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

June 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 2  (36-24)

Don Gullett won his first decision of the season, and while he got some help, he was a pivotal part of the Yankees fourth straight win.  He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage had a tough time finding the plate and he walked four and gave up a run in two innings while Sparky Lyle threw a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.

Graig Nettles had the big hit of the game with a three run blast.  It was his twelfth of the season.  Mickey Rivers also went yard and Reggie Jackson reached base three times with a single and two walks.

June 14, 2008

Yankees Edge Mariners In Ten Inning Hitfest

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

June 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Mariners 9  (35-24)

The Yankees needed just about every one of their eleven runs as they edged the Mariners for their third straight win.  The game was tied 7-7 after nine and then the Mariners scored two in the top of the tenth only to have the Yankees scored four in the bottom of the tenth to win it.  Paul Blair had the game winner with a three run, walk off homer.  Ron Guidry was even called on to pinch run and he scored on Blair’s blast.

Graig Nettles and Cliff Johnson also went yard in the contest.  Lou Piniella had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.

Sparky Lyle improved to 4-1 despite giving up the two tenth inning runs.  He threw the final five innings and he gave up the two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

June 13, 2008

Roy White Belts Two Homers In Yankees Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:35 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Roy White, Willie Randolph

June 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Athletics 3  (34-24)

Roy White homered twice to help push the Yankees to their second straight win over the Athletics.  He finished with three RBIs while Willie Randolph was a perfect three for three with a walk and two runs.

Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 7-4.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Goose Gossage didn’t allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings and he picked up save number nine.

June 12, 2008

Ron Guidry Improves to 10-0 In Opener With Athletics

by @ 4:34 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

June 12, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Athletics 0  (33-24)

Ron Guidry improved to 10-0 on the season and he did it with one of his best outings of the year.  He held the Athletics to just three hits and two walks and he tied his season high of eleven strikeouts to that point in the season.  It was also his first shutout of the season.

The Yankees scored both of their runs on solo homers.  Willie Randolph hit his second homer of the season in the third inning while Graig Nettles belted his tenth homer in the fourth.

June 11, 2008

Dick Tidrow Has Tough Start, Yankees Drop Third Straight Series

by @ 3:22 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Roy White

June 11, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 9, Yankees 6  (32-24)

The Yankees lost their third straight series out on the west coast as Dick Tidrow and the pen all had a rough outing.  Tidrow gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings while Ken Clay fell to 1-3 and he gave up four runs in 2 2/3 frames.

Graig Nettles and Roy White both went deep in this one.  White finished with both two runs and two RBIs while Graig Nettles homered, doubled, scored twice and drove in one.

June 10, 2008

Yankees Lose to Angels In Twelve Innings

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Goose Gossage, Mickey Rivers

June 10, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 4, Yankees 3  (32-23)

Goose Gossage gave up a run in the bottom of the twelth inning as the Yankees lost to the Angels by just a single run.  It was Gossage’s fourth inning of work and it followed three pitchers who all gave up one run a piece.

Chris Chambliss went two for four with two runs and two walks.  Mickey Rivers singled twice, stole two bases and drove in one.

June 9, 2008

Ed Figueroa Pitches Yankees to Win Over Angels

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Thurman Munson

June 9, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 3, Angels 1  (32-22)

The Yankees continued their west coast swing and they picked up their second win in a row as they opened up a series with the Angels.  Ed Figueroa threw a solid game and he improved to 6-4.  He gave up one run on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth inning and he picked up his eighth save of the season.

Bucky Dent singled and drove in a pair.  Thurman Munson hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, his third of the season.

June 7, 2008

Yankees End Skid, Ron Guidry Improves to 9-0

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White

June 7, 1978 at the Kingdome
Yankees 9, Mariners 1  (31-22)

The Yankees snapped their four game skid in their series finale with the Mariners.  Reggie Jackson had a big game with a pair of homers and three RBIs.  Roy White and Bucky Dent both went yard in the game as well.

Ron Guidry proved to be the stopped and he improved to 9-0.  He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 6, 2008

Goose Gossage Gives Up Game Winner in Yankees Fourth Straight Loss

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Jim Spencer, Willie Randolph

June 6, 1978 at the Kingdome
Mariners 4, Yankees 3  (30-22)

Goose Gossage lost his fifth game of the season and the Yankees lost their fourth straight when he gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth against the Mariners.  It was Gossage’s third inning of work and up until then he had been fantastic.  Even worse, the run was unearned when Willie Randolph threw a bunt attempt away.

Jim Spencer hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season.  Willie Randolph doubled, scored a run and drove in one.

June 5, 2008

Ed Figueroa Is Pummelled In Third Straight Loss

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Ed Figueroa, Paul Blair, Thurman Munson

June 5, 1978 at the Kingdome
Mariners 7, Yankees 3  (30-21)

The Yankees dropped their third straight as the Mariners racked up seventeen hits.  Ed Figueroa took the brunt of the Mariners offensive attack and he fell to 5-4.  He gave up six runs on nine hits and three walks with one strikeout in four innings.

Thurman Munson was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for four with a homerun and four RBIs.  Paul Blair also went yard with a solo shot in the seventh inning.

June 4, 2008

Don Gullett, Bullpen Are Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Don Gullett, Rawly Eastwick, Reggie Jackson

June 4, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 6, Yankees 4  (30-20)

The Yankees lost their rubber game against the Athletics in a game that saw starter Don Gullett not even make it through the first inning.  The offense brought the Yankees back but Rawley Eastwick had a tough time and he fell to 2-1.  He gave up three runs on three hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Chris Chambliss was a perfect three for three with a solo homer.  Reggie Jackson hit homerun number eight and he scored twice in the loss.

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