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July 9, 2008

Yankees Head Into All Star Break On Losing Note

by @ 1:27 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, demarini bat, Don Gullett, Mickey Rivers, Nokona glove

July 9, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 8, Yankees 4  (47-37)

The Yankees limped into the All Star Break with their fifth loss in six games after a three game sweep at the hands of the Brewers.  Don Gullett was pummelled and he didn’t even last through the first inning.  He gave up four runs on three hits and four walks in 2/3 of an innning.

Mickey Rivers had a nice day at the plate in an ugly loss.  He went two for five with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.

It’s like the second coming of Reggie Jackson with my new demarini bat.  I hit two out of the park the other night.  Baseball Rampage is a great one stop source for everything related to baseball and I also picked up my kid a Nokona glove.

June 15, 2008

Graig Nettles’ Three Run Blast Helps Yankees Win Fourth Straight

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

June 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 2  (36-24)

Don Gullett won his first decision of the season, and while he got some help, he was a pivotal part of the Yankees fourth straight win.  He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage had a tough time finding the plate and he walked four and gave up a run in two innings while Sparky Lyle threw a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.

Graig Nettles had the big hit of the game with a three run blast.  It was his twelfth of the season.  Mickey Rivers also went yard and Reggie Jackson reached base three times with a single and two walks.

June 10, 2008

Yankees Lose to Angels In Twelve Innings

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Goose Gossage, Mickey Rivers

June 10, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 4, Yankees 3  (32-23)

Goose Gossage gave up a run in the bottom of the twelth inning as the Yankees lost to the Angels by just a single run.  It was Gossage’s fourth inning of work and it followed three pitchers who all gave up one run a piece.

Chris Chambliss went two for four with two runs and two walks.  Mickey Rivers singled twice, stole two bases and drove in one.

May 28, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Jays

by @ 3:00 am. Filed under Goose Gossage, Lou Piniella, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

May 28, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3  (27-15)

The Yankees got right back on track with a nice win the first game of their doubleheader with the Blue Jays.  They scored three late runs to come back from a 3-2 deficit and it was Mickey Rivers two run homer in the seventh inning that proved to be the game winner.  Willie Randolph went two for three with two walks, a double and two runs while Lou Piniella was two for two with a walk, a run and an RBI.

Ron Guidry continued his winning streak and he improved to 7-0 to start the season.  He gave up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

May 28, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 5  (28-15)

The Yankees needed thirteen innings but they finished up their doubleheader sweep over the Blue Jays and took the series three games to one.  Willie Randolph singled home the game winning run in the bottom of the thirteenth to win it and Mickey Rivers pitched in with a two run homer in the third inning.

Goose Gossage was called on to pitch seven innings of relief in this one.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts and the win pushed his record to 3-4 on the season.

May 19, 2008

Chris Chambliss Drives In Four In Yankees Win Over Jays

by @ 3:04 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Mickey Rivers, Rawley Eastwick, Willie Randolph

May 19, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 11, Blue Jays 3  (21-13)

The Yankees trounced the Jays behind a nice game by Chris Chambliss.  The first baseman went two for four with a homerun, four RBIs and two runs.  Bucky Dent went three for five with his first homer of the season, two runs and two RBIs while both Mickey Rivers and Willie Randolph had three hits a piece.

Dick Tidrow improved to 2-3 with the win.  He gave up three runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in seven frames.  Rawley Eastwick closed the game out with two shutout innings.

May 1, 2008

Rawly Eastwick Pitches Yankees to Win Over Royals

by @ 6:18 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Jim Beattie, Mickey Rivers, Rawly Eastwick, Sparky Lyle

May 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Royals 4  (11-9)

Jim Beattie gave up four runs through the first innings but the Yankees came back to blowout the Royals.  The Yanks tied it in the fifth with three runs then they busted the game open in the seventh with four more.  Mickey Rivers went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and two runs while Chris Chambliss singled, drove in two and scored once.

The bullpen did a really nice job in this one as Rawly Eastwick picked up the win with 4 1/3 shutout innings of relief.  He improved to 1-0 and he gave up five hits while he struck out three.  Sparky Lyle threw 1 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his third save of the season.

April 28, 2008

Ed Figueroa Holds Twins to Five Hits In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 4:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers

April 28, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1  (9-8)

The Yankees won their third straight and it was the first time this season where they had a winning record.  Ed Figueroa was the player of the game with a solid complete game win.  He gave up just one run on five hits and three walks with one strikeout and the win improved his record to 3-1 on the season.

Bucky Dent singled twice, scored and drove in a run in the win.  Mickey Rivers had two hits, a walk and an RBI

April 23, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 3, Yankees 2  (6-8)

The Yankees had a tough time at the plate as the Brewers squeaked out a win as the Yankees dropped their series two games to one.  Mickey Rivers was the only hitter with two hits and he drove in a run while Reggie Jackson pitched in with a solo homer, his third of the season.

Catfish Hunter dropped to 0-3 as his disappointing season continued.  He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.  Goose Gossage had his first start in which he didn’t give up a run with two shutout innings.

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 13, 2008

Yankees Snap Skid Behind Solid Start by Ron Guidry

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

April 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, White Sox 2  (2-4)

The Yankees won their home opener and in the process, snapped their three game losing streak behind a very nice start by Ron Guidry.  The lefthander gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

Reggie Jackson had the big hit of the game.  His three run homer, his first of the season, was the game winner.  Mickey Rivers went two for four with a run and a walk.

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.

September 30, 2007

Yankees Lose Second Straight Game, Still Not Division Champs

by @ 3:06 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry

September 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 5, Yankees 2  (99-61)

With just two games left in the season, the Yankees still had not clinched the division outright because the Red Sox won another game to stave off elimination.  In the meantime, the Yankees were shut down by Tigers starter John Hiller and they were held to just a pair of runs on eight hits.  Mickey Rivers went two for five with a run while Graig Nettles went two for five with an RBI.

Ron Guidry fell to 16-7 with the loss.  He gave up five runs on ten hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

September 28, 2007

Yankees Clinch Tie In AL East With Sixth Straight Win

by @ 2:59 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Don Gullett, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

September 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Blue Jays 0  (99-59
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The Yankees won their sixth straight game and with the Red Sox loss, the Yankees magic number was now down to one.  Four Yankees went yard in the win.  Reggie Jackson had just one hit but it was a grand slam and Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles and Mickey Rivers all went yard in the game as well.  Rivers had a team high three runs while Munson had a team high three hits.

Don Gullett improved to 14-4 with seven shutout innings. He gave up just five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in the win.

September 13, 2007

Yankees Take Game One of Big Series With Second Place Red Sox

by @ 3:26 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

September 13, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Red Sox 2  (89-56)

In what very well may have been the biggest series of the years, the Yankees got it done in the opener behind a solid start by Ron Guidry.  He gave up just two runs on five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts and the complete game win pushed his record to 14-6 on the season.

Mickey Rivers went two for four and he had the big hit of the game with a two run homer in the fifth inning.  Thurman Munson was the other Yankee hitter with a pair of hits and Chris Chambliss doubled, drove in a run and scored.

September 7, 2007

Yankees Come Back to Beat Indians In Ten Innings

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Thurman Munson

September 7, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 3  (85-54)

The Yankees went into the top of the ninth inning down 3-0 but they rallied to tie the game up and send it into extra frames.  Then Thurman Munson scored on Reggie Jackson’s single in the top of the tenth to complete the comeback.  Mickey Rivers had a big two run single in the ninth inning and Roy White was a perfect three for three with a run.

Ron Guidry pitched all ten innings and he improved to 13-6.  He gave up three runs on ten hits and four walks with five strikeouts.

August 30, 2007

Yankees Edge Mariners In Eleven Innings For Third Straight Win

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Mariners 5  (79-52)

Mickey Rivers led off the bottom of the eleventh inning with a walk off solo homerun as the Yankees won their third straight game.  It was River tenth homerun and he scored three runs in the win.  Graig Nettles had a great game and he went two for four with a three run homer.

Sparky Lyle slammed the door shut as he threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball to close out the game.  He improved to 11-4 and he gave up four hits with two strikeouts.

August 25, 2007

Mickey Rivers Leads Yankees At the Plate In Third Straight Win

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Dick Tidrow, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

August 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Twins 4  (75-51)

It was another game, another August win as the Yankees continued to tear up their opponents in the summer month.  Mickey Rivers played a role in three of the Yankees five runs and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled, doubled and scored twice.

Dick Tidrow gave up three runs in seven innings but he didn’t pick up a decision as he left with the game tied.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win though and he improved to 9-4.  He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

August 24, 2007

Yankees Belt Four Homers In Blowout Win Over Twins

by @ 2:50 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers, Roy White

August 24, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Twins 1  (74-51)

The Yankees put on an impressive offensive display as they got home and continued their impressive month of August.  Chris Chambliss, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers and Roy White all went yard in the game.  White had three hits and three runs while Chambliss’ shot was a three run homer.

Lost in all the offense was a great start by Catfish Hunter.  He gave up just one run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win. 

August 23, 2007

Mickey Rivers Has Five Hits As Yankees Get Back to Winning

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Mike Torrez

August 23, 1977 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 3  (73-51)

Mickey Rivers had five hits and three RBIs as the Yankees got right back on track in their win over the White Sox.  Graig Nettles also had a great game and he went three for four with a double, a homerun, three runs and three RBIs.  The homerun was his 30th of the season.

Mike Torrez went the distance and he improved to 15-10 on the season.  He gave up three runs on eleven hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

August 22, 2007

Ed Figueroa Falls Apart In Late Innings In Yankees Loss

by @ 2:34 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Lou Piniella, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 22, 1977 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 5, Yankees 3  (72-51)

The Yankees eight game winning streak came to an end as Ed Figueroa had a couple of rough late innings in the Yankees loss in their series opener to the White Sox.  He had shut out the Sox through six but then he gave up two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth as he fell to 12-9.  Even Sparky Lyle was touched up in that eighth inning and he gave up an insurance while also allowing the inherited go ahead run to score.

The Yankees scored all three of their runs on solo homers. Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers and Lou Piniella all went yard and for Chambliss, it was his fourteenth of the season.

August 18, 2007

Mickey Rivers Drives In Three Runs In Fifth Straight Win

by @ 5:29 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 18, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 4  (69-50)

The Yankees won their fifth straight game and it was their tenth win in eleven games.  This time it was Mickey Rivers who got it done from the leadoff spot.  He went three for five with three RBIs and a run.  Willie Randolph also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with two runs.

Catfish Hunter improved to 8-7 with the win.  He gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in seven innings.  Sparky Lyle threw two shutout frames to close out the game and he picked up his eighteenth save of the season.

August 17, 2007

Yankees Hold Off Tiger For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

August 17, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Tigers 5  (68-50)

The Tigers scored four unanswered runs but the closest they could come is to within two runs as the Yankees won their fourth straight game.  Ed Figueroa improved to 12-8 but his start was hardly spectacular.  He gave up five runs on twelve hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two outs and he picked up his seventeenth save of the season.

Chris Chambliss tripled twice, drove in a run and scored two runs.  Thurman Munson went three for five with a double, a run and an RBI.  Mickey Rivers homered and drove in two runs.

August 14, 2007

Mickey Rivers Leads Yankees In Blowout Win Over Angels

by @ 4:22 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Gil Patterson, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson

August 14, 1987 at Yankee Stadium

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Yankees 15, Angels 3  (65-50)

Just about everyone was a hitting star in the Yankees 15-3 blowout win over the Angels but leadoff hitter Mickey Rivers led the way for the team.  He had a team high four hits with a homerun, three RBIs and three runs.  Reggie Jackson tripled, walked, drove in three and scored while Chris Chambliss went three for five with two RBIs and a run.

Dick Tidrow improved to 7-4 on the season with a nice start.  He gave up two hits and he struck out four in six shutout innings.  Rookie Gil Patterson gave up three runs in the final three frames but he picked up his first and only career save.

August 6, 2007

Catfish Hunter Is Shelled In Yankees Third Straight Loss

by @ 6:37 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Thurman Munson

August 6, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 9, Yankees 2  (59-49)

Catfish Hunter had one of his worst starts of the season in the Yankees third straight loss.  He fell to 6-7 and he gave up eight runs on nine hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. 

Mickey Rivers went three for four wth three doubles and a run.  Thurman Munson went two for three with two RBIs.

August 3, 2007

Ron Guidry Has Rough Start in Yankees Loss

by @ 5:36 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry

August 3, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 5, Yankees 3  (59-47)

Ron Guidry had a couple of bad innings but hit led to a loss against the Angels.  He fell to 8-6 and he gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Mickey Rivers was the hitting star in the loss.  He went three for five with a run.  Graig Nettles belted a solo homerun, his 25th of the season.

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 15, 2007

Royals Rough Up Ron Guidry In Yankees Loss

by @ 6:23 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

July 15, 1977 at Royals Stadium
Royals 7, Yankees 4  (50-40)

Ron Guidry had a tough time against the Royals and he fell to 6-5 with the loss.  He gave up six runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Thurman Munson was the hitting star in the loss.  He went three for four wih two RBIs.  Mickey Rivers also had a nice game and he went three for five with a run and an RBI.

July 13, 2007

Yankees Comeback Falls Short In Loss to Brewers

by @ 6:07 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers

July 13, 1977 at County Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 8  (49-39)

The Yankees scored five runs in the eighth inning to make a 9-3 deficit into a one run game but they fell just short of sending the game into extra frames.  Mickey Rivers was the big run producer of the game. He belted two homers and he drove in four runs.  Chris Chambliss went three for five with a run.

Catfish Hunter took the loss and he fell to 5-4 on the season.  He gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings of work.

June 27, 2007

Ron Guidry Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 6  (40-32)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end as Ron Guidry had a tough time against the expansion Blue Jays.  He gave up seven runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Mickey Rivers went two for five with two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson went two for four including his tenth homerun of the season.

June 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Red Sox For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 12:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Mickey Rivers, Paul Blair, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (40-31)

The Yankees won their fourth straigth game despite blowing a three run lead in the ninth.  Don Gullett took a 4-1 lead into the top of the ninth and then he gave up three runs as the Red Sox tied it.  Fortunately, Paul Blair singled home Roy White in the bottom of the ninth to win it.

Sparky Lyle got just one batter out but it was good enough to pick up the win.  Mickey Rivers went three for five with three runs while Thurman Munson had three hits and two RBIs.

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