The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 6, 1978-Page 11
Last of the Ninth
By RICK MADDOCK
John hurls 4-hitter at PhiL
YanAks and Royats . .
*0 .Night and Day
A T LEAST BOTH Kansas City and New York have songs named after
them, because that's about the only similarity the two cities, and more
importantly, the two baseball teams have.
The slow easy going Midwest versus the fast paced grind of the Big Ap-
ple. Reggie Jackson, the biggest egotist in the world, versus Freddie Patek,
the smallest man in baseball. The powerful Yankees versus the versatile
For the third year in a row, the two teams are at each other for the right
to represent the American League in the World Series. Take awaythe ninth in-
ning of the fifth game of both playoffs, and the Royals would have a 2-0 edge.
But such is not the case. Those rich, dirty rich Yankees have jolted the
Royals two years running. Both times the Royals' dreams of being in the
Series was shattered. The bitterness remains, but along with it is a
questioning of their own abilities. The Royals looked pathetic in the first
game of this year's playoffs, and then they turned right around and bombed
the Bronx Bombers.
NY fans hostile
Now, the Midwestern boys have to knock the hay off of their spikes and
fly East to the zoo in the Bronx, better known as Yankee Stadium. There is
no way in hell that the Yankee fans are going to wave handkerchiefs at the
Royals-smoke bombs maybe, not handkerchiefs.
The point is that the Royals may have a tough time in New York, not
because of the Yankees, but because of the Yankees' fans. The Royals' fans
were very civil in the first two games of the playoffs. As a matter of fact,
they were too civil. There should be no reason for Steve Braun to sit in the
dugout waving a towel to charge up the fans, and this brings us right back to
the beginning-the Apple versus the Midwest-it's shown in the fans and in
There is no way that the Lettermen would be invited to sing the National
Anthem in Yankee Stadium, like they were in Royals Stadium. In the same
breath, no way would Whitey Herzog still be with the Yankees if he had lost
two playoff games in the ninth inning of the last game. Folks in the Midwest
are tolerant, not so in the East, especially in New York.
Billy Martin is gone. He defeated Herzog twice; Whitey is still
managing, Billy's not. Martin was able to deliver a winner, which is the top
priority issue, yet he was fired for not being able to handle the business
aspects of the job. Those aspects emphasize getting along with the boss.
All of this brings us to another point. In K.C., baseball is baseball. In
N.Y., baseball is business, and now that The City-once the business capital
of the world-is having financial problems, the Yankees are the major
escape from reality that many of the business people have. Yet, their minds
are still oriented, wanting their team to run like an efficient organization.
George Steinbrenner is the well publicized owner of the Yankees, and
he's all business. If his Yankees are not performing efficiently in his eyes,
then he wants a change-immediately. He's demanding, almos arbig arn
egotist as Jackson, and cannot accept-defeat. Although he resides in
Cleveland, he typifies the mold of every New York businessman.
Pressure on Royals
What all of this brings us to is Game Three of the playoffs today. The
Royals have played in Yankee Stadium before, under the same pressure
conditions, but do they have as strong a team as last year? It appears that
they don't, especially in the long ball department. Their game depends'on
good solid fundamental baseball, more than ever.
If the Royals can prove that they can hold their composure in front of
53,000 plus crazed fans, then they will have a shot of knocking off those nasty
Yankees. The key game is today's game. The Royals must prove to them-
selves, the Yankees, and the fans in Yankee Stadium that they cannot be rat-
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Captain
Davey Lopes, who said his job is to
motivate, led by example yesterday
with three hits - including a home run
and a triple - and three runs batted in,
as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the
Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 and took a 2-0
lead in the best-of-five National League
While Lopes keyed the offense,
Dodgers left-hander Tommy John
limited the Phillies to four hits, while
striking out four and walking only two.
Only four balls were hit out of the in-
field as John's sinkerball kept the
Phillies hammering into the ground.
The series moves to Los Angeles for
as many as needed of three scheduled
weekend games. In the first two games,
Lopes - the 32-year-old second
baseman - has six hits in nine at-bats,
five RBI, two homers, a double and
THE PHILLIES headed for the West
Coast needing a three-game sweep to
become the first team in the 10-year
history of the playoffs to come back
from an 0-2 deficit. In the last three
years, the Phillies have been involved
in six playoff games at home and have
yet to give the sellout crowd a victory.
Right-hander Dick Ruthven, who won
13 games and lost six after coming to
Philadelphia from Atlanta last June 15,
started for Manager Danny Ozark's
Phillies and pitched three hitless,
scoreless innings before the Dodgers
caught up with him.
Lopes started the defending National
League champions to their second
straight victory in thetseries with the
Dodgers' first hit of the game - a
three-ball, two-strike home run that
landed in the left-field bullpen to give
the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
LOS ANGELES boosted its lead to 3-0
in the fifth, knocking out Ruthven,
whose lifetime record against the
Dlodgers soared to 1-11. Dusty Baker
opened the fifth with a double into the
left-field corner, and after Rick Mon-
day bounced out, Steve Yeager groun-
ded a single through the shortstop hole
to score Baker and make it 2-0.'
Yeager, starting only his eighth game
since July 1 - he was disabled with an
injured shoulder - stole second on the
first pitch to John.
John then grounded out, but Lopes
singled to center, scoring Yeager and
boosting the Dodgers' lead to 3-0.
BILL RUSSELL followed with a
single, which brought Ozark from the
dugout to lift Ruthven in favor of
Warren Brusstar. Reggie Smith flied
deep to right-center, ending the inning.
In the seventh, Monday opened with a
single to right, and after Yeager fouled
out, John dropped a sacrifice bunt to
advance the runner. Lopes then rifled a
triple into the right-field corner and it
THE PHILLIES, meanwhile, had a
first-inning leadoff single by Mike
Schmidt, who reached third on a pair of
infield outs, but was left when first
baseman Garvey made a fine scoop of a
wide throw by third baseman Ron Cey
after he fielded a hard grounder off the
bat of Greg Luzinski, saving a run.
Jose Cardenal drew the first of John's
two walks as the lead-off batter in the
second, but after Bob Boone lifted one
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of the three balls that'went out of the in-
field, Jerry Martin grounded into a
double play. Martin played right.field in
place of Bake McBride, who suffered
injured ribs in a collision at first base in
Wednesday night's game.
The Phillies didn't get another
baserunner until the fifth, when with
one. out, Boone grounded a single
throughtthe middle.But John got Mar-
tin, to hit into a force play and retired
Ted Sizemore on a tap in front of the
THE PHILLIES' biggest threat of the
game came in the seventh, when Garry
Maddox beat out an infield single and
Luzinski followed with a line hit to cen-
ter, Maddox racing to third. But John
again got that tantalizing sinker to
work in his favor as he induced Car-
denal to hit into a force play and got
Boone to ground into a double play.
In the eighth, Martin opened with a
walk. But he, too, was eliminated as
Sizemore grounded into the third
Dodgers' double play of the game.
When the teams play Friday in
Dodger Stadium, left-hander Steve
Carlton - who has been given extra
,rest because of an inflamed bursar sac
in his pitching shoulder - will try -to
keep the Phillies alive. The Dodgers
will pitch right-hander Don Sutton, who
has a perfect 6-0 record in post-season
competition including playoffs and
World Series games.
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Lopes 2b................... 4
Russell ss............... 4
Smith rf........ .......... 4
Cey 3b................... 4
Baker if ................... 4
Monday rf ................. 4
Yeager c ................... 3
Johnp .................... 3
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Schmidt 3b ................ 4
Maddox cf ................ 4
Boone c. .............
Martin rf . ........,........ 2
Sizemore 2b............... 3
Ruthven p .............. I
Brusstarp ................ 0
Morrsn ph .............. I
Reedp ................... 0
Foote ph ................ 1
McGraw p................. 0
Los Angeles ........... 0 0 0
Philadelphia.........0 0 0
DP-Los Angeles 3. LOB-Los
delphia 3. 2B-Smith, Baker.
Lopes (2). SB-Yeager. S-John.
John W, 10..............
Ruthven L, 0-1............4%
McGraw .................. 1 1
Angeles 5, Phila-
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4 0 62
NewYork.................011 020 030-7 16 0
KansasCity...............000 001 000-1 2 2
Beattie, Clay 6 and Munson; Leonard, Mingori 5,
Hrabosky 8, Bird 9 and Porter. W-Beattie, 1-0.
L-Leonard, 0.1. HR-New York, Jackson 1.
NewYork..............000000 220-4 12 1
Kansas City.............140 000 32x -10 16 1
Figueroa, Tidrow 2, Lyle 7 and Munson; Gura,
Pattln 7, Hrabosky 8 and Porter. W-Gura, 1-0.
L-Figueroa, 0-1. HR-Kansas City, Patek 1.
No game scheduled
Kansas City Splittorff 19-13 at New York Hunter
12-6, 3:30 p.m.
Kansas City (Leonard 21-17) at New York (Guidry
23-3). 8:30 p.m.
Kansas City at New York, 8:30 p.m., if necessary.
First Ga me
Los Angeles ................ 004 211 001 - 9 131
Philadelphia ................ 010 030 001--5 121
Hooton, Welch 5 and Yeager; Christenson, Brus-
star 5, Eastwick 6, McGraw 7 and Boone. W-
Welch, 1-0. L--Christenson, 0-1. HRs-Los Angeles,
Gravey 2 (2), Lopes I, Yeager 1. Philadelphia,
Los Angeles..............000 120 100-4 8 0
Philadelphia............. 000 000 000 - 0 4 0
John and Yeager; Ruthven, Brusstar 5, Reed 7,
McGraw 9 and Boone. W-John, 1-0. L-Ruthven,
0-1. HR-Los Angles, Lopes (2).
Philadelphia (Carlton 16-13) at Los Angeles
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