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May 16, 2008

Yankees Rack Up Hits In Win Over White Sox

by @ 3:46 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Goose Gossage, Ken Holtzman, Lou Piniella, Thurman Munson

May 16, 1978 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 3  (19-12)

The Yankees finished up a two game sweep over the White Sox in a game that saw five Yankees have multihit games.  Lou Piniella reached base all five times with two hits and three walks while Thurman Munson went two for four with a walk, two RBIs and three runs.  Chris Chambliss singled twice and he had a team high three RBIs.

Ken Holtzman won his first decision of the season in a mediocre start.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with a strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage was exceptional in relief.  He picked up his fourth save and he got out all eleven batters that he faced.

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.

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.

May 24, 2007

Yankees Score Four In the Seventh To Top Red Sox

by @ 5:52 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Carlos May, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Ken Holtzman, Mickey Rivers

May 24,  1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 5  (22-18)

The Yankees scored four runs in the seventh inning and they needed everyone of them as they edged the Red Sox in a one run game.  Graig Nettles and Carlos May hit solo homeruns in the seventh but you had a nice team effort.  All six runs were driven in by different Yankees and the only Yanks with two runs was Mickey Rivers and Buck Dent.

Ken Holtzman left the game in the fourth inning after a rough start but the pen and hitters picked him up in this one.  Dick Tidrow did a very nice job out of the pen though and he improved to 3-2 on the season.  He gave up one run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.

May 16, 2007

Ken Holtzman Doesn’t Even Last Through First Inning In Yankees Loss

by @ 11:11 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Ken Holtzman

May 16, 1977 at Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 8, Yankees 4  (18-14)

This was one was pretty much over after the first inning.  Starter Ken Holtzman gave up five runs (three earned) and got only a single out as he dropped to 2-3 on the season.  The pen didn’t fare much better as each of the two relievers used each gave up runs as well.

Bucky Dent was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for three with a triple, two RBIs and a run.

May 11, 2007

Ken Holtzman Is Hit Hard in Yankees Loss

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Ken Holtzman, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson

May 11, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 5, Yankees 2  (16-11)

The Yankees three game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the expansion Mariners.  Ken Holtzman was knocked around and he dropped to 2-2 on the season.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

The lack of offense also contributed to the loss.  Both Yankees runs came in the first inning on Reggie Jackson’s two run homer.  Mickey Rivers finished with two hits and he scored on he Jackson homer.

May 1, 2007

Ken Holtzman Pitches Yankees to Fourth Straight Win

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

May 1, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Marines 2  (12-9)

The Yankees won their fourth straight game behind a nice outing by Ken Holtzman.  He gave up just two runs on ten hits and two walks with a strikeout in six solid inning.  Sparky Lyle closed it out and picked up his six save with three shutout innings to close out the game.

Chris Chambliss had a nice day at the plate.  He went three for four with a run and an RBI.  Thurman Munson went two three with a walk, a solo homerun and two runs scored in the win.

April 26, 2007

Yankees Offense Held in Check, Six Game Winning Streak Ends in Baltimore

by @ 11:40 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Ken Holtzman, Thurman Munson

April 26, 1977 at Memorial Stadium

Orioles 6, Yankees 2  (8-9)

The Yankees were held to two runs and Ken Holtzman had a rough start as the Yankees six game winning streak came to an end.  Holtzman dropped to 1-1 and he gave up six runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with a strikeout in seven innings of work.

Thurman Munson had two hits and a run while Bucky Dent doubled and drove in a run.

April 21, 2007

Chris Chambliss Leads Yankees in Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle

April 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 8, Blue Jays 6 (4-8)

The Yankees won back to back games for the first time this season behind a strong game at the plate by Chris Chambliss.  The firstbaseman went three for four with two doubles, a homerun, five RBIs and two runs.  Graig Nettles hit his first homerun of the season in the eighth inning.

Ken Holtzman was roughed up but the Yankees game him enough runs to work with. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up five runs on eleven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and he picked up his third save of the season.

April 16, 2007

Yankees Lose to Brewers in Ninth Inning

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Carlos May, Chris Chambliss, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle

April 16, 1977 at County Stadium

Brewers 4, Yankees 3  (2-5)

The Yankees lost a tough one today.  Ken Holtzman took a two run lead into the bottom of the ninth, gave up a run and handed the ball to Sparky Lyle and watched him blow the game.  The two run homerun by Cecil Cooper to tie the game up was bad enough but that wasn’t all Lyle gave up as Steve Brye singled home Sal Bando to win the game with a walk off RBI single.

Chris Chambliss hit a solo homerun and the only Yankee to have more then one hit was Carlos May who went two for four.

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