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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 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.

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