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June 13, 2008

Roy White Belts Two Homers In Yankees Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:35 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Roy White, Willie Randolph

June 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Athletics 3  (34-24)

Roy White homered twice to help push the Yankees to their second straight win over the Athletics.  He finished with three RBIs while Willie Randolph was a perfect three for three with a walk and two runs.

Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 7-4.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Goose Gossage didn’t allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings and he picked up save number nine.

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 6, 2008

Goose Gossage Gives Up Game Winner in Yankees Fourth Straight Loss

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Jim Spencer, Willie Randolph

June 6, 1978 at the Kingdome
Mariners 4, Yankees 3  (30-22)

Goose Gossage lost his fifth game of the season and the Yankees lost their fourth straight when he gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth against the Mariners.  It was Gossage’s third inning of work and up until then he had been fantastic.  Even worse, the run was unearned when Willie Randolph threw a bunt attempt away.

Jim Spencer hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season.  Willie Randolph doubled, scored a run 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 20, 2008

Sparky Lyle Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss to Jays

by @ 3:05 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Jim Beattie, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 20, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 10, Yankees 8  (21-14)

This time it was the Blue Jays who ran up the score as Sparky Lyle was roughed up in another tough outing.  He gave up three runs in 2/3 of an inning while starter Jim Beattie was hammered for four runs in three frames.

Graig Nettles belted his sixth homer of the season and he drove in two runs in the loss.  Willie Randolph singled twice, walked twice and scored three runs.

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 17, 2008

Yankees Lose to Indians In Ten Innings

by @ 3:47 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 17, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Indians 5, Yankees 4  (19-13)

The Yankees blew an early three run lead as they lost their series opener to the Indians in ten innings.  With two runs in the first and two more in the third, the Yankees had a three run lead after three innings but the Indians scored two in the fourth and then one in the eighth to tie it.  Sparky Lyle then gave up a run on two hits in the bottom of the tenth and he fell to 2-1. Ed Figueroa threw a decent but unspectacular game.  He gave up four runs (three earned) on ten hits and six walks with one strikeout in eight innings.

Roy White went two for four with a walk, an RBI and two runs.  Willie Randolph singled, drew two walks and scored twice in the loss.

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 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 6, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 9, Yankees 5  (14-10)

The Yankees five game winning streak came to an abrupt end as Dick Tidrow and the Yankees pen were pummelled by the Rangers’ hitters.  Tidrow fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run while Ken Clay gave up three as all three hurlers used gave up runs.

Reggie Jackson belted his fifth homerun of the season and he drove in two and scored twice.  Willie Randolph drew a walk and he scored twice in the loss.

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 22, 2008

Roy White Drives Home Winning Run In Yankees Twelve Inning Win

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 22, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Brewers 3  (6-7)

The Yankees scored runs in the tenth and twelth inning to walk away with an extra inning win over the Brewers.  Roy White singled home the winning run in the twelth in the exciting contest.  Willie Randolph also had a big at bat with a sac. fly in the bottom of the tenth to keep the game going.  Graig Nettles also had a nice hits with a pair of singles and two runs.

Dick Tidrow kept the Yankees in the game with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and five walks in nine innings.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 2-0.  He gave up one run on two hits with a strikeout in three solid frames.

April 21, 2008

Ed Figueroa Is Shelled In Yankees Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:09 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Willie Randolph

April 21, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 2  (5-7)

Ed Figueroa dropped his first decision of the season and was roughed up the Brewers.  He gave up eight runs (five earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts in five innings and the loss dropped him to 2-1 on the season.

Willie Randolph was the hitting star.  He went three for three with two walks and he drove in both Yankee runs.

April 16, 2008

Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle Combine to Shutout White Sox

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 0  (4-4)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the White Sox, won their third straight and evened their record at 4-4 behind some nice pitching by the duo of Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow improved to 1-1 and he gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3  innings.  Lyle gave up one hit and struck out two in 2 1/3 shutout innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Willie Randolph reached base three times with two singles and a walk.  Graig Nettles singled, drew a walk and drove in a run in the win.

April 11, 2008

Catfish Hunter Pummelled In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Rawley Eastwick, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 11, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 6  (1-3)

The Yankees put six runs on the board and outhit the Brewers but still lost their for the third time in four games to open up the season.  Catfish Hunter made his season debut and it was a rough one as he gave up six runs on six hits in just two innings of work.  Rawley Eastwick and Ken Clay also gave up runs in the loss as well.

Willie Randolph had a big day at the plate.  He went two for five with a three run homer.  Thurman Munson went four for five with a double, a run and an RBI.

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 10, 2007

Yankees Blown Out By Expansion Blue Jays

by @ 3:44 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Catfish Hunter, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph

September 10, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 19, Yankees 3 (87-55)

Yankees fans were stunned as the expansion Blue Jays ran up the scored on the Yankees in complete blowout.  Catfish Hunter was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 innings but he had a lot of help in the loss because all five Yankee pitchers used gave up at least a couple of runs.

Not that the offense mattered much, but Willie Randolph went two for two with an RBI.  Lou Piniella went two for three with a run.

August 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Rangers For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 5  (76-51)

The Yankees overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat the Rangers in their series opener.  The game winning run came on a one run triple off the bat of Graig Nettles.  Both Lou Piniella and Willie Randolph were a perfect three for three in the contest.

Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in five innings but the hitters and the pen picked him up.  Ken Clay gave up a run in three innings and he improved to 2-3 while Sparky Lyle threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his 21st save of the season.

August 20, 2007

Dick Tidrow Pitches Yankees to Seventh Straight Win

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

August 20, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 2  (71-50)

Dick Tidrow improved to 8-4 on the season with a nice start in the Yankees 6-2 win over the Rangers.  He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven solid innings.  Sparky Lyle didn’t give up a hit in two shutout innings and he picked up his nineteenth save of the season.

Bucky Dent was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.  Willie Randolph went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.

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.

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 17, 2007

Yankees Lose Third Straight Game As Season’s Second Half Ends

by @ 2:09 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph

July 17, 1977 at Royals Stadium
Royals 8, Yankees 4 (50-42)

The Royals did a number on the the Yankees as they finished a three game sweep. Ken Clay was roughed up and he dropped to 0-3 on the season. He gave up four runs on three hits and one walk in just three innings of work.

Willie Randolph went two for five with a double and two RBIs. Reggie Jackson added a run with a solo homerun, his sixteenth long ball of the season.

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 17, 2007

Catfish Hunter Gives Up Four Homeruns In First Inning

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph

June 17, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 4 (36-27)

Catfish Hunter got off to a pretty rough start when the Red Sox tagged him for four solo homers in the first inning alone.  Hunter was pulled with two outs in the inning in what was one his shortest starts of his career.  Oddly, he didn’t take the loss because the Yankees had it tied 4-4 by the third inning before the pen was hit hard.  Ken Clay pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings, but he gave up that go ahead run and he took the loss.

Lou Piniella went three for four with a run in the loss.  Willie Randolph also had a nice game and he went two for five with a run and an RBI.

June 10, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

June 10, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Twins 1  (33-24)

The Yankees got it done and won for the third straight time behind a solid outing by Ron Guidry.  He improved to 4-2 and he gave up one run on seven hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and picked up save number twelve.

Willie Randolph singled twice and he drove in two runs in the win.  Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella each doubled twice in the game and Jackson scored a run.

June 6, 2007

Reggie Jackson Hits Two Homeruns In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 12:04 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph

June 6, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 9, Rangers 2  (30-23)

Reggie Jackson led the Yankees in a blowout win against the Rangers in their series opener.  He went two for five with two homeruns and four RBIs.  Willie Randolph went three for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs. 

Catfish Hunter went the distance and he improved to 2-3 on the season. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

May 31, 2007

Gil Patterson Is Hit Hard in Loss to Red Sox

by @ 11:18 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Gil Patterson, Graig Nettles, Willie Randolph

May 31, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 5, Yankees 1  (26-21)

The Yankees put only run on the board against the Red Sox and they lost 5-1 despite outhitting their opposition 9-7.  Graig Nettles drove in the only run with a solo homerun and both Chris Chambliss and Willie Randolph had three hits in the game.

Gil Patterson dropped to 1-2 on the season with a tough start.  He gave up five runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

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 19, 2007

Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph Hit Yankees to Win Over Orioles

by @ 11:30 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

May 19, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Orioles 1  (20-14)

The Yankees finally got back home and to celebrate their homecoming, they hammered the Orioles.  Thurman Munson continued to hit the ball well and he led the way with a nice day at the plate.  He went three for five with a homerun, four RBIs and two runs.  Willie Randolph also had a big day and he went four for four with a double, an RBI and four runs scored.

Lost in all of the offense was a nice start by Ed Figueroa.  He improved to 5-2 with a complete game and he gave up one run on six hits with seven strikeouts.

April 30, 2007

Yankees Close Out April With Blowout Win Over Mariners

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 7, Mariners 2  (11-9)

After a horrible first half of April, the Yankees closed out the month with nine wins in the last ten games.  This time it was the offense that got it going.  Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson each hit their third homeruns of the season and Willie Randolph drove in two runs.  All seven runs were scored by different Yankees and the Yankees scored all seven of their runs in the first three innings.

Ed Figueroa coasted to an easy win and he evened his record to 2-2.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts in nine innings of work.

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