Catfish Hunter leads Blues III past Nyc, 4-1


Beale Street Blues III 4, Nyc Nyc 1
Game 68

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blues III 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 ? 5 ? 0 ?
Nyc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ? 7 ? 2 ?
W: Hunter, C. (9-3)
L: Santana, J. (10-6)
S: Wetteland, J. (5)
HR: T.Davis(17th)


Shortstop Garry Templeton had 2 base hits as the Beale Street Blues III topped the Nyc Nyc by a score of 4 to 1 at The Astrodome '78.

Beale Street had 2 runs cross the plate in the top of the 7th inning. Roberto Clemente opened up the inning nicely when he doubled. Tommy Davis was next and he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run (his 17th of the season). The teams had been locked in a scoreless duel until the 7th inning.

The victory was credited to Catfish Hunter(9-3) who went 7 innings, allowing no runs. John Wetteland gained credit for his 5th save. Johan Santana(10-6) was tagged with the loss. He surrendered only 2 runs and 3 hits in 7 innings.

The Beale Street ballclub's record now stands at a division leading 42-26. Nyc has a record of 36-32 after the loss.


at Astrodome '78


Beale Street Blues III

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Ashburn CF 3 1 0 0 .250
B. Grabarkewitz 2B 3 0 0 0 .277
J. Robinson 3B 3 0 0 0 .321
R. Clemente RF 3 1 1 1 .323
T. Davis LF 4 1 1 2 .363
W. Parker 1B 4 0 0 0 .336
E. Phelps C 4 1 1 0 .134
G. Templeton SS 4 0 2 1 .219
C. Hunter P 2 0 0 0 .119
J. Wetteland P 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 30 4 5 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
C. Hunter (W, 9-3) 7 5 0 0 3 4 0 97 2.60
J. Wetteland (S, 5) 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 41 5.50
Totals 9 7 1 1 3 6 0

Nyc Nyc

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
F. Thomas 1B 5 0 2 0 .278
M. Bishop 2B 3 0 1 0 .213
G. Myatt C 4 0 2 0 .275
D. Cooley CF 4 0 0 0 .275
J. O'Rourke LF 4 0 0 0 .277
J. Smith RF 3 0 0 0 .261
M. Wills SS 4 1 1 0 .254
L. Gardner 3B 3 0 1 1 .185
J. Santana P 2 0 0 0 .023
   A - W. Backman PH 1 0 0 0 .147
G. Harris P 0 0 0 0 .000
   B - R. Kress PH 1 0 0 0 .333
Totals 34 1 7 1

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
J. Santana (L, 10-6) 7 3 2 2 2 7 1 91 3.48
G. Harris 2 2 2 1 3 2 0 36 3.69
Totals 9 5 4 3 5 9 1


A-Pinch Hit For Santana In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Harris In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 37,850
T- 3:12
LEFT ON BASE- Blues III: 6 Nyc: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blues III: 0 Nyc: 2
ERRORS- M.Bishop, M.Wills
DOUBLES- R.Clemente(8th), E.Phelps(1st), G.Templeton(7th), G.Myatt-2(9th)
TRIPLES- M.Wills(3rd)
HOME RUNS- T.Davis(17th)
STOLEN BASES- E.Phelps(1st)
SACRIFICE HITS- C.Hunter, J.Wetteland
WALKS- R.Ashburn-2, B.Grabarkewitz, J.Robinson, R.Clemente, M.Bishop, J.Smith,
L.Gardner
STRIKE OUTS- J.Robinson, R.Clemente, W.Parker-2, E.Phelps-2, G.Templeton,
C.Hunter-2, J.O'Rourke-2, J.Smith-2, M.Wills, R.Kress
GIDP- J.Robinson, T.Davis










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