Sunday, November 29, 2009

National League - May 7

Player of the Day: Dave Parker was 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over Atlanta.

Pitcher of the Day: Bob Forsch pitched a complete game 10-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

National League - May 6

Player of the Day: Gary Matthews went 2 for 4 with a home run to help the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

Pitcher of the Day: Jim Barr pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 hits to earn the win in the Giants' 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dick Ruthven Pitches First NL No-Hitter

Dick Ruthven of the Atlanta Braves pitched the NL's first no-hitter on May 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed only one walk (Don kessenger with one out in the 6th) and struck out six batters.

National League - May 5

Player of the Day: Wilbur Howard was 2 for 4, including a 3-run homer off of Steve Carlton. The Astros won the game 7-3.
Pitcher of the Day: Dick Ruthven -- this will be a separate entry.

National League - May 4

Player of the Day: Del Unser hit a 3-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Will McEnaney to propel the Mets to a come from behind 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Fred Norman had a 1-hit shutout going when it all unraveled in the 9th inning. Norman ended up allowing four runs, all unearned.

Pitcher of the Day: Jim Lonborg went 8 innings and allowed 1 run in the Phillies 7-1 win over the Houston Astros

Friday, November 27, 2009

1976 National League - Week 4 in Review

The Philadelphia Phillies have been playing well lately and are 1 game behind the surprising New York Mets. Mike Schmidt has had a great week and is now showing up on the NL leader boards. Keith Hernandez continues to lead the NL in home runs. The LA Dodgers are keeping up with the Cincinnati Reds and are only 1 game behind in the NL West.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

National League - May 2

Player of the Day: Bobby Murcer was 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI to help the Giants to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs

Pitcher of the Day: Randy Jones pitched a 4-hit, 0-walk shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

National League - May 1

Player of the Day: Steve Yeager was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI and a home run in the Dodgers' 6-2 win over St. Louis.
Pitcher of the Day: Tommy John pitched a complete game victory in the aforementioned Dodger win, allowing two runs and striking out eight Cardinals.

National League - April in Review

The New York Mets lead the NL East by 2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals and by 3 games over the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets are 9-1 in their last ten games.
The Cincinnati Reds lead the NL West by 1 game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds are 6-4 in their last ten games.

Keith Hernandez leads the NL in home runs and RBI and is second to Joe Morgan in batting average.