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July 7, 2008

Ron Guidry Loses First Decision

by @ 1:25 pm. Filed under Ron Guidry

July 7, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 6, Yankees 0  (47-35)

You can win them all.  Ron Guidry suffered his first defeat of the season in a mediocre start.  He fell to 13-1 and he gave up five runs on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings. 

It didn’t help that the Yankees were held to just four hits in the shutout loss.  Bucky Dent had two of the four with a pair of singles.

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July 2, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Tigers, Ron Guidry Improves to 13-0 In Opener

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dave Rajsich, Gary Thomasson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Tigers 2  (44-33)

The Yankees edged the Tigers in the first game of their Sunday doubleheader in a game that saw Ron Guidry improve to a perfect 13-0  He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his twelth save of the season.

Thurman Munson was three for four with a double.  Thomasson continued his impressive hitting and he went two for three with a double and a run.

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 3  (45-33)

It was a perfect Sunday as the Yankees finished their doubleheader sweep over the Tigers behind a pair of homeruns.  Graig Nettles went yard with a three run blast in the third inning and then Gary Thomasson hit the game winner with a two run walk off homer in the ninth.  Reggie Jackson also had a solid game with a single, a walk and a run.

Dave Rajsich got the start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle cruised through most of his 3 1/3 innings of relief before he gave up a run in the ninth with some help from Goose Gossage.  Speaking of Gossage, he let the inherited runner tie the game but he did pick up the win to improve to 4-7 because he didn’t allow either of his two baserunners to score.

June 27, 2008

Graig Nettles Homers Yankees to Win Over Sox

by @ 5:13 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4  (42-30)

It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox.  Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.

June 22, 2008

Ron Guidry Strikeouts Out, Improves to 12-0

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

June 22, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (39-28)

Ron Guidry did it again and he improved to a perfect 12-0 as the Yankees took their series opener over the Tigers.  Guidry gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage pitched a hitless ninth inning and he picked up his tenth save of the season.

Reggie Jackson hit his twelth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning.  Graig Nettles went two for four with a run.  The Yankees had all four of their runs and five of their nine hits in the ninth inning.

June 17, 2008

Ron Guidry Throws Four Hit Shutout and Strikes Out Eighteen, Improves to 11-0

by @ 4:55 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Gary Thomasson, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

June 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Angels 0  (37-25)

Ron Guidry had a career start as the Yankees got back to winning.  Guidry improved to 11-0 and he gave up just four hits and two walks with an incredible and career high eighteen strikeouts in the win.

Gary Thomasson had a nice day at the plate and he went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled twice and scored once.

June 14, 2008

Yankees Edge Mariners In Ten Inning Hitfest

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

June 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Mariners 9  (35-24)

The Yankees needed just about every one of their eleven runs as they edged the Mariners for their third straight win.  The game was tied 7-7 after nine and then the Mariners scored two in the top of the tenth only to have the Yankees scored four in the bottom of the tenth to win it.  Paul Blair had the game winner with a three run, walk off homer.  Ron Guidry was even called on to pinch run and he scored on Blair’s blast.

Graig Nettles and Cliff Johnson also went yard in the contest.  Lou Piniella had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.

Sparky Lyle improved to 4-1 despite giving up the two tenth inning runs.  He threw the final five innings and he gave up the two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

June 12, 2008

Ron Guidry Improves to 10-0 In Opener With Athletics

by @ 4:34 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

June 12, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Athletics 0  (33-24)

Ron Guidry improved to 10-0 on the season and he did it with one of his best outings of the year.  He held the Athletics to just three hits and two walks and he tied his season high of eleven strikeouts to that point in the season.  It was also his first shutout of the season.

The Yankees scored both of their runs on solo homers.  Willie Randolph hit his second homer of the season in the third inning while Graig Nettles belted his tenth homer in the fourth.

June 7, 2008

Yankees End Skid, Ron Guidry Improves to 9-0

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White

June 7, 1978 at the Kingdome
Yankees 9, Mariners 1  (31-22)

The Yankees snapped their four game skid in their series finale with the Mariners.  Reggie Jackson had a big game with a pair of homers and three RBIs.  Roy White and Bucky Dent both went yard in the game as well.

Ron Guidry proved to be the stopped and he improved to 9-0.  He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 2, 2008

Ron Guidry Stays Perfect, Strikes Out Eleven in Win Over Athletics

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry

June 2, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 3, Athletics 1  (30-18)

Ron Guidry improved to a perfect 8-0 in a game in which he struck out eleven batters.  He gave up just one run on six hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

Cliff Johnson singled and drove in a pair of runs in the win.  Lou Piniella was the only Yankees with two hits while Graig Nettles reached base twice with a single and two walks.

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 23, 2008

Yankees Blow Out Indians For Third Straight Win

by @ 3:08 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

May 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Indians 1  (24-14)

The Yankees moved to within a half game of first place with their third straight win, a decisive blowout over the Indians.  Ron Guidry improved to a perfect 6-0 with a very impressive start.  He gave up just one run on five hits and two walks with eleven strikeouts in the complete game.

Graig Nettles and Chris Chambliss both had nice days at the plate.  Nettles went two for four with a double, a homer, three RBIs and two runs while Chambliss went two for four with a homerun, three RBis and two runs.  Thurman Munson had a game high three hits, one of which was a double, and he drove in two and scored twice.

May 18, 2008

Ron Guidry Improves to 5-0 In Yankees Win Over Indians

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Goose Gossage, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

May 18, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 5, Indians 3  (20-13)

The Yankees salvaged a split in their two game series with the Yankees despite an early three run deficit.  Lou Piniella had the big hit with a two run triple that he later scored on while Thurman Munson was three for five with a run and an RBI.

Ron Guidry improved to 5-0 despite the three early runs.  He gave them up on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts.  Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he picked up his fifth save of the season.

May 13, 2008

Reggie Jackson Powers Yankees to Win Over Royals

by @ 3:41 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

May 13, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Yankees 5, Royals 2  (17-11)

Reggie Jackson put the Yankees on his back and he played a role in four of the Yankees five runs.  He went two for three with his seventh homer, three RBIs and two runs.  Willie Randolph had just one hit, but it was double in which he drove in a run and later scored on.

Ron Guidry improved to 4-0 on the season with eight shutout solid innings.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts.  Goose Gossage threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his third save of the season.

May 5, 2008

Ron Guidry, Goose Gossage Pitch Yankees to Fifth Straight Win

by @ 3:10 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

May 5, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Rangers 2  (14-9)

The Yankees won their fifth straight game as Ron Guidry and Goose Gossage combined to shut down the Rangers.  Guidry improved to 3-0 and he gave up just one run on six hits and five walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Gossage gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and he picked up his second save in as many games.

Thurman Munson had a big day at the plate.  He went three for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Willie Randolph singled, drew a walk and scored twice in the win.

April 30, 2008

Goose Gossage Wins First Game As Yankee

by @ 3:37 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 30, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 2  (10-9)

Chris Chambliss singled home Reggie Jackson in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie to provide the winning run.  It was Chambliss’ second RBI of the day and he finished with a team high three hits.  Reggie Jackson also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry gave up two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings in a solid start that resulted in a no decision.  Rich Gossage had his best outing of the season and he improved to 1-3.  He gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

April 24, 2008

Chris Chambliss Drives In Three Runs In Yankees Blowout Win Over Orioles

by @ 3:27 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 24, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 8, Orioles 2  (7-8)

The Yankees ran up the scored on the Orioles and it was Chris Chambliss who led the way.  He went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run while five hitters had two hits.  Also, all eight runs were scored by different Yankees and all eight runs came in the fifth inning.

Ron Guidry improved to 2-0 with a nice start and all of the run support.  He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.  Rich Gossage gave up a run in his two innings of work.

April 18, 2008

Reggie Jackson’s Ninth Inning Homer Wins It For Yankees

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (5-5)

Reggie Jackson broke a 3-3 tie with a ninth inning walk off solo homer to win it for the Yankees.  Jackson also drew two walks and he finished the game with two runs.  Roy White and Thurman Munson each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ron Guidry gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a decent start.  Sparky Lyle gave up just a pair of hits in 2 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-0 on the season.

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 8, 2008

Goose Gossage Loses Opener In Yankees’ Debut

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Lou Piniella, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 8, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 2, Yankees 1  (0-1)

Goose Gossage’s debut in a Yankees’ uniform turned out to be a tough on as he gave up the losing run to the Rangers in the Yankees season opener.  He pitched a shutout eighth inning but then he gave up a leadoff homer to Richie Zisk in the bottom of the ninth that broke a 1-1 tie.  A very nice start by Ron Guidry went to waste and he gave up one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.

It didn’t help that the Yankees pushed just one runner across the plate.  In the fifth inning, Lou Piniella led off things with a triple and then he later scored on Chris Chambliss’ single.  Chambliss and Bucky Dent were the only Yankees with more then one hit in the game.

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 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.

September 2, 2007

Ron Guidry Shuts Out Twins In Yankees Fifth Straight Win

by @ 6:26 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry, Roy White

September 2, 1977 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 4, Twins 0  (81-52)

The Yankees kicked off September just like the finished August with their fifth straight win.  Ron Guidry was the star as he improved to 12-6.  He gave up six hits with four strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Lou Piniella and Roy White both went yard with solo shots in the win.  Piniella also drew a walk and he finished with two runs.

August 28, 2007

Ron Guidry Throws Two Hit Shutout In Another Yankees Win

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

August 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 1, Rangers 0  (77-52)

The Yankees won again in the month of August and this time it was behind the arm of the young Ron Guidry.  He improved to 11-6 and he gave up just two hits with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Graig Nettles tripled, drew a walk and scored the lone run in the win.  Reggie Jackson singled, drew a walk and drove in the only run.

August 21, 2007

Yankees Win Eight Straight Behind Graig Nettles Homerun

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

August 21, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 2, Rangers 1  (72-50)

The Yankees hot streak continued as they won their eight straight game behind some solid pitching by Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle and a homerun by Graig Nettles.  Guidry improved to 10-6 and he gave up one run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Sparky Lyle threw two shutout innings to close the game out and he picked up his 20th save of the season.

Graig Nettles homered and drove in both Yankees runs in the win.  Chris Chambliss singled and he scored a run.

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.

August 10, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Win Over Athletics

by @ 5:58 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry

August 10, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Athletics 3  (61-49)

Ron Guidry improved to 9-6 on the season with a nice start in the Yankees second straight win.  He gave up just one run on four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. 

Graig Nettles belted a solo homer, his 26th of the season.  Cliff Johnson doubled and drove in two runs in the win.

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 29, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

July 29, 1967 at the Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 4, Athletics 0  (56-45)

Ron Guidry fell one out short of throwing a five hit shutout but his pitching performance was impressive none the less.  Guidry gave up just five hits and five walks with seven strikeouts and the win pushed his record to 8-5 on the season.  Guidry did load the bases up in the ninth but Sparky Lyle came in to put out the first and he got the final out of the game to pick up his sixteenth save of the season.

Willie Randolph went three for five with a double, a triple and two runs.  Cliff Johnson and Graig Nettles both belted solo homeruns to help out the cause.

July 23, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Win Over Brewers

by @ 5:11 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair, Ron Guidry

July 23, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Brewers 1  (52-44)

Ron Guidry improved to 7-5 on the season with a great start in the Yankees win over the Brewers.  He gave up just one run on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in the complete game win.

Paul Blair doubled, homered, drove in two and scored a run.  Lou Piniella went three for three with an RBI.

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