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June 4, 2008

Don Gullett, Bullpen Are Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Don Gullett, Rawly Eastwick, Reggie Jackson

June 4, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 6, Yankees 4  (30-20)

The Yankees lost their rubber game against the Athletics in a game that saw starter Don Gullett not even make it through the first inning.  The offense brought the Yankees back but Rawley Eastwick had a tough time and he fell to 2-1.  He gave up three runs on three hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Chris Chambliss was a perfect three for three with a solo homer.  Reggie Jackson hit homerun number eight and he scored twice in the loss.

May 29, 2008

Andy Messersmith, Rawley Eastwick Hold Indians To One Hit

by @ 3:02 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Andy Messersmith, Graig Nettles, Rawly Eastwick

May 29, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 2, Indians 0  (29-15)

The Yankees made it three straight wins and eight wins in their last nine games behind a combined one hit shutout with Andy Messersmith and Rawly Eastwick getting it done on the mound.  Messersmith gave up the one hit in five shutout innings while Eastwick didn’t allow a baserunner in four frames.  Eastwick picked up the win and he improved to 2-0 on the season.

Graig Nettles two run homer in the seventh inning was all the Yankees got but it was enough with the impressive pitching.  It was eighth homerun of the season.

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.

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