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October 1, 2007

Yankees Clinch Division After Red Sox Loss to Orioles

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - October, Elrod Hendricks, Larry McCall, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

October 1, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 10, Yankees 7  (99-62)

The Yankees dropped their third straight game but they finally clinched the American League East after the Red Sox lost to the Orioles.  Mike Torrez was shelled for five runs in 2 2/3 innings and Larry McCall gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings of relief as he took his first career loss.

Elrod Hendricks belted a two run homer for the Yankees.  Thurman Munson went three for three with two doubles, two RBIs and a run.

September 25, 2007

Yankees Magic Number Cut to Four After Solid Start By Mike Torrez

by @ 3:35 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mike Torrez, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

September 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 2  (97-59
)

The Yankees shaved their magic number down to four with their with their fourth straight win.  Mike Torrez got the Yankees through the sixth inning and he picked up the win.  He gave up two runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in six innings of work.  Sparky Lyle picked up his 26th save with three innings of scoreless pitching.

Willie Randolph went three for five with a run in the win.  Thurman Munson singled twice, drew a walk, scored a run and drove in one.

September 15, 2007

Sparky Lyle Is Hit Hard As Yankees Fail to Sweep Red Sox

by @ 4:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

September 15, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 7, Yankees 3  (90-57)

The almost always reliable Sparky Lyle was tagged for six runs in the sixth inning as the Red Sox salvaged the final game against the Yankees.  Lyle dropped to 12-5 after he came in to relieve Mike Torrez.

Thurman Munson belted a two run homer, his 15th of the season.  Reggie Jackson also went yard with a solo shot for his 27th homer of the season.

September 9, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Three Hit Shutout In Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 4:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

September 9, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0  (87-54)

Mike Torrez improved to 16-12 with one of his best starts of the season.  He gave up just three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a complete game shutout.

Cliff Johnson drove in one of the two Yankees runs with a solo homerun.  Thurman Munson was the only Yankee with two hits and he scored the other Yankees run.

Despite the win, the Yankees still lost a half game over the Red Sox, who swept their doubleheader over the Tigers.  Things would probably come to a head next week when the Yankees squared off against Boston at Yankeee Stadium for three games.

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 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 19, 2007

Yankees Continue Run With Sixth Straight Run

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

August 19, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 1  (70-50)

The Yankees blew out the Rangers to win their sixth straight game and it was behind a solid outing by Mike Torrez.  He gave up one run on four hits and five walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win.  He improved his record to 14-10 on the season with the nice start.

Reggie Jackson belted his 22nd homer and he drove in three runs.  Roy White also went yard and he finished the game with three runs.

August 15, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Win Over White Sox

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Roy White

August 15, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, White Sox 2  (66-50)

The Yankees won their second straight game as the opened up with a win in their series opener against the White Sox.  Mike Torrez got it done on the mound and he improved to 13-10 with the win.  He gave up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Graig Nettles went two for three with a walk and two RBIs.  Roy White singled and he scored two runs.

August 11, 2007

Mike Torrez Throws Two Hit Shutout In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 5:15 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

August 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Athletics 0  (62-49)

The Yankees made it three straight wins and the got this one behind one of Mike Torrez’s best starts of the season.  He gave up just two hits and he struck out four in the complete game shutout and the win improved his record to 12-10 on the season.

Chris Chambliss went two for three with a double, a run and an RBI.  Reggie Jackson singled, stole a base, drove in a run and scored.

August 7, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Win Over Mariners

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Paul Blair

August 7, 1977 at the Kingdome
Yankees 7, Mariners 1  (60-49)

The Yankees ended their three game skid behind a nice outing by Mike Torrez.  He improved to 11-10 and he gave up one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a complete game win.

Paul Blair homered, drew two walks and he drove in three runs.  Graig Nettles went three for four with a run and an RBI.

August 2, 2007

Yankees Pile On the Hits In Blowout Win Over Angels

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

August 2, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 9, Angels 3  (59-46)

The Yankees racked up nineteen hits as they pummelled Angels’ pitching in a blowout win.  Seven different Yankees had multi-hit games and three had at least three hits.  Reggie Jackson went three for four with two RBIs while Bucky Dent went three for five with a double, an RBI and two runs.

Mike Torrez evened up his record at 10-10 with a nice start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in the complete game win.

July 28, 2007

Yankees Shell Orioles 14-2

by @ 5:16 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Roy White, Thurman Munson

July 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 14, Orioles 2  (55-45)

The Yankees poured on the offense in a game where three different Yankees drove in three runs a piece.  Chris Chambliss went three for three with two walks, three RBIs and two runs.  Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles and Roy White all went yard in the win.

Mike Torrez picked up the win and he improved to 9-10 on the season.  He gave up two runs on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts in the complete game.

July 22, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Hit Hard In Loss to Brewers

by @ 9:09 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

July 22, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 6, Yankees 3  (51-44)

Mike Torrez fell to 8-10 on the season with a tough start in the Yankees second straight loss to the Brewers.  He gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle was also tagged for a run in the seventh inning and he got just one batter out.

Graig Nettles hit homerun number 22.  He went two for four and he drove in two runs.  Reggie Jackson had a nice game as well and he went three for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI.

July 16, 2007

Yankees Held to Single Run In Second Straight Loss

by @ 5:19 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Mike Torrez

July 16, 1977 at Royals Stadium
Royals 5, Yankees 1  (50-41)

Mike Torrez had a tough time and the Royals tagged him for single runs in the first four frames as the Yankees lost their second straight game.  Torrez gave up four runs on ten hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings and the loss dropped him to 8-9 on the season.

Offense was the big problem and the Yankees didn’t get much of it.  Chris Chambliss went three for four and Bucky Dent singled and he scored the only run.

July 11, 2007

Mike Torrez Falls Apart In Late Innings In Loss to Orioles

by @ 12:22 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

July 11, 1977 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (48-38)

Mike Torrez was crusing along in this one and he had a 3-1 lead going into the seventh inning.  He then gave up two runs in the seventh and he allowed the winning run to reach base in the ninth as the Orioles came from behind to beat the Yankees.  Torrez took the loss and he fell to 8-8 on the season.  There was a scary moment in the ninth when Sparky Lyle was hit by a comebacker (the ball was actually caught by Willie Randolph on the fly) and had to leave the game.

Graig Nettles provided most of the offense with a pair of solo homers.  The two longballs put his season total at 20 for the season.

July 1, 2007

Yankees Shut Down By Tigers’ Rookie Hurler

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez, Willie Randolph

July 1, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 5, Yankees 1  (42-34)

The Yankees couldn’t do much against Tigers’ rookie starter Dave Rozema as he held the home team to just a single run on six hits.  Willie Randolph singled home the only run for the Yankees in the sixth inning while Bucky Dent was the lone Yankee with two hits.

Mike Torrez took the loss and he fell to 8-7 on the season.  He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks with four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

June 25, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 7:20 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Mike Torrez

June 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1  (39-31)

The Yankees won their third straight game behind a solid outing by the big right hander, Mike Torrez.  He gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout in the complete game.

Graig Nettles provided most of the offense with a three run homer.  Mickey Rivers pitched in with a solo homerun.

June 8, 2007

Bucky Dent Leads Yankees Homerun Attack In Win Over Brewers

by @ 3:39 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

June 8, 1977 at County Stadium
Yankees 9, Brewers 2  (31-24)

Bucky Dent led the way for the Yankees in a game where they hit four homeruns.  Dent went yard twice and he drove in four runs.  Reggie Jackson and Roy White also went yard in the game.

Mike Torrez picked up the win and he improved to 7-4 on the season.  He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in the complete game.

June 3, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

June 3, 1977 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 9, Yankees 5  (27-23)

Mike Torrez had a tough time and he fell to 6-4 on the season as the Yankees were blown out by the White Sox.  He gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings.  The White Sox scored most of their runs in the fourth when they put seven runs on the board.

Graig Nettles accounted for most of the Yankees offense with a three run homer.  Thurman Munson went two for five with a double and a run.

May 30, 2007

Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles Homer In Yankees Win Over Red Sox

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

May 30, 1977 at Fenway Park
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (26-20)

The Yankees beat the Red Sox and Reggie Jackson led the way for the Yanks at the plate.  He went two for four with a homerun and two RBIs.  Graig Nettles hit a solo homerun and he scored two runs.

Mike Torrez threw a nice game and he improved to 6-3 on the season.  He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and six walks with three strikeouts in a complete game.

May 24, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Texas

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Gil Patterson, Mike Torrez, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

May 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Rangers 2  (23-18)

Gil Patterson outdueled Bert Blyleven in the front of end of a doubleheader with the Rangers.  Patterson improved to 1-1 on the season and he gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle threw 2 1/3 shutout innings and he  picked up his seventh save of the season.

Roy White had just one hit but it was a solo homerun in the second inning.  Willie Randolph went two for three and he scored a run.

May 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 1, Yankees 0  (23-19)

A really nice start by Mike Torrez was wasted because the Yankees couldn’t score a single run in the second game of their doubleheader with the Rangers.  He gave up just one run on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a complete game loss.

Thurman Munson was the only Yankee with more then one hit.  He went two for four in the loss.

May 21, 2007

Yankees Lose to Orioles in Twelve Innings

by @ 5:37 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Sparky Lyle

May 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 4, Yankees 3  (20-16)

The Yankees and Orioles scored almost as many runs in extra innings as they did through their regulation nine.  The Orioles tied it up 2-2 in the seventh and then scored first in extra innings with a run in the eleventh, but the Yankees answered with a run of their own to keep the game going.  The twelth was the Yankees undoing though as they couldn’t answer another run that the Orioles put on the board in the top half of the inning.

Mike Torrez had a nice start that went to waste.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and five walks with four strikeouts in ten innings.  Sparky Lyle took the loss and he gave up the twelth inning run in his two innings of work.

Graig Nettles was three for five and he scored a run in the loss.  In all, the Yankees left 12 men on base so they definitely had their chances. 

May 15, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Hit Hard in Yankees Loss to Angels

by @ 12:08 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Roy White

May 15, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 8, Yankees 2  (18-13)

The Angels scored twice as many runs as they’d need to beat the Yankees in the first inning alone in a blowout.  Mike Torrez gave up the bulk of those runs in a tough start.  He gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Graig Nettles his his seventh homerun of the season the loss.  Roy White went two for three and he scored a run.

May 8, 2007

Thurman Munson Scores Four Runs In Yankees Third Straigh Win

by @ 4:23 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

May 8, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 5  (16-10
)

The Yankees won their third straight game behind some nice hitting by catcher Thurman Munson.  He went four for five with a homerun and four runs scored.  Graig Nettles also had a nice day at the plate.  He went two for four with a three run homer.

Mike Torrez picked up the win and he improved to 5-1 on the season.  He gave up five runs on nine hits and four walks with six strikeouts in another complete game for the the Yankees rotation.

May 3, 2007

Bucky Dent’s Grand Slam Powers Yankees To Fifth Straight Win

by @ 11:45 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson

May 3, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Angels 1  (13-9)

The Yankees took it to the Angels for their fifth straight win and they did it with three big homeruns.  Bucky Dent hit a big grand slam and both Graig Nettles and Reggie Jackson also went yard.  Both Nettles and Jackson drove in two runs each and Nettles scored twice.

Mike Torrez improved to 4-1 with a solid outing. He gave up one unearned run on one hit and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings.  Dick Tidrow closed it out and he threw four shutout innings to close the game out.  Tidrow picked up his second save.

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