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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 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 3, 2008

Yankees Struggle With Just Four Hits In Loss to Athletics

by @ 3:12 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Graig Nettles, Jim Spencer

June 3, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 5, Yankees 1  (30-19)

The Yankees hitters were held in check again as they managed just a single run on four hits in a loss to Oakland.  Jim Spencer doubled and drove in the lone run while Graig Nettles singled and scored.

Andy Messersmith fell to 0-1 on the season with a rough start.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings.  The loss dropped him to 0-1 on the season.

June 1, 2008

Yankees Held to Two Hits In Loss to Orioles

by @ 3:08 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Goose Gossage, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer

June 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 1, Yankees 0 (29-18)

The Yankees managed just two hits in a loss that saw a solid outing by Jim Beattie go to waste.  He gave up one unearned run on four hits and six walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.  Goose Gossage kept up the great pitching with two perfect innings to close out the game.

Chris Chambliss and Lou Piniella both singled and that was the extent of the offense.  Jim Spencer reached base twice with a pair of walks.

May 26, 2008

Jim Spencer Slams Yankees to Fifth Straight Win

by @ 3:57 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Sparky Lyle

May 26, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3  (26-14)

The Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back from two run downs to nab their fifth straight win.  The big blast came off of the bat of Jim Spencer and his grand slam accounted for all four Yankees’ runs.  Chris Chambliss had two hits and he scored on the seventh inning homer.

Jim Beattie had a solid start but he didn’t get the decision.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and five walks in 6 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up a solo homer and that was it in 2 2/3 innings and he improved to 3-1 on the season.

May 3, 2008

Three Yankees Homer In Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson

May 3, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Royals 5  (13-9)

The Yankees homered their way to a sweep over the Royals in what was their fourth straight win.  Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson and Graig Nettles all went yard for the Yanks.  Spencer’s homer was a two run shot and Graig Nettles solo shot in the eighth broke a 5-5 tie to win it for the Yankees.

Ed Figueroa had a tough start but it was still good enough for the win.  He gave up five runs on ten hits and a walk with three strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage struck out two in a perfect ninth and he picked up his first save since joining the Yankees.

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 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 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.

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