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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 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 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 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 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.

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.

May 14, 2008

Royals Shell Three Yankees Pitchers

by @ 3:42 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 14, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Royals 10, Yankees 9  (17-12)

The Yankees lost a shootout as they combined with the Royals to score nineteen runs on twenty six hits.  The Yankees were up 6-3 at one point then they were down 9-7 before they tie it in the eighth with two runs.  Unfortunately, Ken Clay gave up a run on two doubles in the ninth inning to lose it 10-9.  Dick Tidrow gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings and Sparky Lyle was shelled for four runs in 2 1/3 innings.

The Yankees scored all of those runs without getting a homerun.  Still, it was Reggie Jackson who led the way.  He went two for four with a walk, an RBI, three runs and two stolen bases.  Chris Chambliss singled twice, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice in the loss.

May 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 6, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 9, Yankees 5  (14-10)

The Yankees five game winning streak came to an abrupt end as Dick Tidrow and the Yankees pen were pummelled by the Rangers’ hitters.  Tidrow fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run while Ken Clay gave up three as all three hurlers used gave up runs.

Reggie Jackson belted his fifth homerun of the season and he drove in two and scored twice.  Willie Randolph drew a walk and he scored twice in the loss.

October 2, 2007

Yankees Finish Season With 100th Win

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - October, Chris Chambliss, Elrod Hendricks, Gene Locklear, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Mickey Klutts, Stan Thomas

October 2, 1987 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 7  (100-62)

The Yankees came from behind in their final regular season game to win a nice, even one hundred games on the season.  Down 7-5, the Yankees scored three in the eighth to take the lead and win the game.  Elrod Hendricks doubled home two runs in the inning while the game winner was an Alston sac. fly that scored Chris Chambliss.

Graig Nettles was three for five with a run and two doubles.  Mickey Klutts belted a two run homer, the first of his career, while Gene Locklear went three for five with two RBIs and a run.

Ken Clay gave up two runs in four innings of work in his start.  Stan Thomas picked up the win despite some rocky relief innings.  He improved to 3-6 and he gave up four runs on four hits and four walks with a strikeout in four innings.

Next up for the Yankees was the ALCS and it would be the Kansas City Royals as their opponents.  Things would kick off in three days in Yankee Stadium.

August 27, 2007

Mike Torrez, Ken Clay Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 4:33 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

August 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 8, Yankees 2  (76-52)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end as not one, but two pitchers were knocked around by the Ranger hitters.  Mike Torrez and Ken Clay combined to give up five homeruns and it was Torrez who fell to 15-11 with the loss.

Thurman Munson was a perfect three for three in the loss.  Graig Nettles drove in one of the two Yankees’ runs with a solo homer, his 31st of the season.

August 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Rangers For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 5  (76-51)

The Yankees overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat the Rangers in their series opener.  The game winning run came on a one run triple off the bat of Graig Nettles.  Both Lou Piniella and Willie Randolph were a perfect three for three in the contest.

Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in five innings but the hitters and the pen picked him up.  Ken Clay gave up a run in three innings and he improved to 2-3 while Sparky Lyle threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his 21st save of the season.

August 16, 2007

Yankees Win Third Straight, Barely

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Ken Clay, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

August 16, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, White Sox 10  (67-50)

The Yankees blew a five run lead in the top of ninth only to come back and win it with a two run walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Chris Chambliss.   Chris Chambliss finished the game with three runs and three RBIs while Buck Dent went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.

Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle each gave up three runs in that disastrous ninth inning.  It was Ken Clay who got the final out and he picked up his first win of the season.

July 17, 2007

Yankees Lose Third Straight Game As Season’s Second Half Ends

by @ 2:09 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph

July 17, 1977 at Royals Stadium
Royals 8, Yankees 4 (50-42)

The Royals did a number on the the Yankees as they finished a three game sweep. Ken Clay was roughed up and he dropped to 0-3 on the season. He gave up four runs on three hits and one walk in just three innings of work.

Willie Randolph went two for five with a double and two RBIs. Reggie Jackson added a run with a solo homerun, his sixteenth long ball of the season.

June 28, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Blue Jays

by @ 1:36 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, George Zeber, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Ken Holtzman, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

June 28, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 8, Yankees 5  (40-33)

Rookie Ken Clay had a tough time against the Blue Jays and he dropped to 0-2 on the season with a rough start.  He gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks and three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

George Zeber belted a two run shot in the loss.  Reggie Jackson hit his thirteenth homerun and Mickey Rivers went three for five with an RBI.

June 28, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1  (41-33)

The Yankees managed a split with the Blue Jays in their doubleheader with a solid outing by Ken Holtzman and some great relief pitching by Dick Tidrow.  Holtzman gave up just one run in 8 1/3 innings and then Tidrow finished the ninth and pitched two extra innings of shutout ball to improve to 6-2 on the season.

Graig Nettles went two for six with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Roy White finished two for four with a run and a walk.

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.

June 17, 2007

Catfish Hunter Gives Up Four Homeruns In First Inning

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph

June 17, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 4 (36-27)

Catfish Hunter got off to a pretty rough start when the Red Sox tagged him for four solo homers in the first inning alone.  Hunter was pulled with two outs in the inning in what was one his shortest starts of his career.  Oddly, he didn’t take the loss because the Yankees had it tied 4-4 by the third inning before the pen was hit hard.  Ken Clay pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings, but he gave up that go ahead run and he took the loss.

Lou Piniella went three for four with a run in the loss.  Willie Randolph also had a nice game and he went two for five with a run and an RBI.

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