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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 2, 2008

Ron Guidry Stays Perfect, Strikes Out Eleven in Win Over Athletics

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry

June 2, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 3, Athletics 1  (30-18)

Ron Guidry improved to a perfect 8-0 in a game in which he struck out eleven batters.  He gave up just one run on six hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

Cliff Johnson singled and drove in a pair of runs in the win.  Lou Piniella was the only Yankees with two hits while Graig Nettles reached base twice with a single and two walks.

May 21, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Jays

by @ 3:06 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Cliff Johnson, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Ken Clay, Thurman Munson

May 21, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1  (22-14)

The Yankees ensured at least a split of their four game series with the Jays as they took the first game of their sunday doubleheader behind a nice outing by Ed Figueroa.  He gave up just one run on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout in eight frames.  The win improved his record to 5-1.  Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he earned his sixth save of the season.

Cliff Johnson had the big hit of the game.  His two run blast in the second inning gave the Yankees all the runs they’d need to win this one.

May 21, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 9, Blue Jays 1  (23-14)

The Yankees finished up their doubleheader sweep over the Blue Jays behind a monster game by Thurman Munson.  The catcher went three for five with a double, his first homer of the season and four RBIs.  Chris Chambliss went three for five with a double and a run.

Ken Clay threw a nice game and he picked up his first win of the season.  He gave up just one unearned run on eight hits with three strikeouts in seven 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 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.

September 27, 2007

Yankees Shave Magic Number Down to Three With Fifth Straight Win

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

September 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Indians 1  (98-59)

The Yankees shaved their magic number down to three behind some solid pitching by Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow gave up just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision start while Sparky Lyle improved to 13-5 with 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief.

Thurman Munson scored the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch.  Lou Piniella and Cliff Johnson both had two hits in the win.

September 11, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Blue Jays

by @ 4:51 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3  (88-55)

Dick Tidrow pitched the Yankees to a win over the Blue Jays in the first game of their doubleheader.  He gave up just two runs on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in seven innings of work.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run in the final two frames and he picked up save number 23.

Reggie Jackson hit a big two run homer, his 25th of the season.  Roy White went two for three.

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4  (88-56)
 

The Blue Jays salvaged a split in their doubleheader with the Yankees as Don Gullett was knocked around.  He fell to 11-4 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with six strikeouts in six innings of work.

Cliff Johnson singled and drove in two runs in the loss.  Lou Piniella went two for three with a double, a triple a run and an RBI.

September 9, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Three Hit Shutout In Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 4:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

September 9, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0  (87-54)

Mike Torrez improved to 16-12 with one of his best starts of the season.  He gave up just three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a complete game shutout.

Cliff Johnson drove in one of the two Yankees runs with a solo homerun.  Thurman Munson was the only Yankee with two hits and he scored the other Yankees run.

Despite the win, the Yankees still lost a half game over the Red Sox, who swept their doubleheader over the Tigers.  Things would probably come to a head next week when the Yankees squared off against Boston at Yankeee Stadium for three games.

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 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.

July 31, 2007

Cliff Johnson, Mickey Rivers Each Drive In Three Runs In Yankees Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Cliff Johnson, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers

July 31, 1977 at the Oakland Colliseum
Yankees 9, Athletics 2  (58-45)

The Yankees blew out the Athletics for their fourth straight win and it was Cliff Johnson and Mickey Rivers who came up with the big hits.  Johnson belted a three run homer and he scored twice while Rivers singled and drove in three runs.  Graig Nettles pitched in with a single, a walk and three runs.

Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 10-7.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walk with three strikeouts in eight innings of work.

July 29, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

July 29, 1967 at the Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 4, Athletics 0  (56-45)

Ron Guidry fell one out short of throwing a five hit shutout but his pitching performance was impressive none the less.  Guidry gave up just five hits and five walks with seven strikeouts and the win pushed his record to 8-5 on the season.  Guidry did load the bases up in the ninth but Sparky Lyle came in to put out the first and he got the final out of the game to pick up his sixteenth save of the season.

Willie Randolph went three for five with a double, a triple and two runs.  Cliff Johnson and Graig Nettles both belted solo homeruns to help out the cause.

July 26, 2007

Yankees Top Orioles In Ten Innings

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Cliff Johnson, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

July 26, 1967 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Orioles 4  (54-44)

Reggie Jackson hit a tenth inning walk off solo homer to win it in dramatic fashion for the Yankees in their extra inning win over the Orioles.  They needed a two run pinch hit homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it as well and even more impressive was the fact that the Orioles took a 4-0 lead.

Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in 8 2/3 innings and he didn’t get a decision.  Sparky Lyle threw 1 1/3 shutout innings and he improved to 8-3 on the season with the win.

June 30, 2007

Cliff Johnson Belts Three Homers In Yankees Blowout Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Lou Piniella, Thurman Munson

June 30, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 11, Blue Jays 5  (42-33)

The Yankees salvaged a split in their four game series with the Blue Jays behind the bit stick of Cliff Johnson.  He homered three times and drove in four runs to lead the way for the Yankees.  Thurman Munson homered and drove in four runs while Lou Piniella went three for five with a solo homerun and two runs.

Catfish Hunter improved to 4-3 on the season with the win. He gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts as he went the distance.

June 22, 2007

Yankees Snap Skid In Hit Fest With Tigers

by @ 7:44 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 22, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 13, Tigers 12  (37-31)

Pitching went out the window as the Yankees and Tigers combined for 25 runs on 30 hits but the Yankees eeked out a win with a five run eighth inning.  It’s hard to pick a hitting star but it was probably Thurman Munson.  He went three for four with a walk, a double, a triple, two RBIs and three runs.  Cliff Johnson and Graig Nettles both went yard in this one.

Sparky Lyle picked up the win although he was more in the right place at the right time.  He gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.  Ken Clay got the final batter of the game out and he picked up his first career save.

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