Tuesday, December 22, 2009

National League - May 17

Players of the Day: Pete Rose and George Foster. With the Reds trailing the LA Dodgers 4-1 with 2 out in the top of the 9th, Rose hit a 3-run homer off of Don Sutton to tie the game.
In the top of the 10th Foster hit a 3-run homer to win the game for the Reds. Cincinnati is now 3 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles in the NL West.
Pitcher of the Day: Randy Jones pitched a complete game 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Monday, December 21, 2009

1976 National League - Week 6 in Review

There hasn't been much change in the standings this week. Although it looks like the Giants are seriously underperforming, they have the same record as actual through the 6th week. Keith Hernandez hit seven home runs all season and he already has that many after week 6. It will be interesting to see how many he ends up with. Jerry Koosman continues to have a microscopic ERA for the Mets.

National League - May 16

Player of the Day: Jerry Morales was 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres.
Pitcher of the Day: Gary Nolan pitched a 3-hit shutout against the Houston Astros.

National League - May 15

Pitcher of the Day: Tom Seaver held the Reds for 10 innings before the Mets scored in the top of the 11th. Tom needed relief help in the bottom of the 11th, but he got the victory to go to 5-2 on the season.

May 15 scores:
  • Pittsburgh 2, Los Angeles 1
  • Atlanta 5, Montreal 4 (game 1)
  • Atlanta 3, Montreal 2 (game 2)
  • New York 4, Cincinnati 3 (11)
  • Philadelphia 9, Houston 1
  • St. Louis 2, San Francisco 1

I goofed and didn't save the game descriptions, so I don't know who the Player of the Day would be.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

National League - May 14

Player of the Day #1: George Foster hit two home runs and added a walk and a hit by pitch in the Reds' victory over the Mets.
Player of the Day: Chris Speier hit a grand slam and added another RBI in the Giants victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pitcher of the Day: John Montefusco had a complete game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

National League - May 13

Only one game today. I took over managing the Giants in hopes of reversing their awful start, but I didn't do any better than Hal. The Giants lost in the 14th inning after a hit, two errors, and a wild pitch.
Player of the Day: Rick Monday went 3 for 7 with a home run in the Cubs' victory.
Pitcher of the Day: Gary Lavelle pitched five scoreless innings in relief to keep the Giants in the game.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

National League - May 12

Player of the Day: Leon Roberts was 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI in Houston's 6-5 win over the Montreal Expos.

Pitcher of the Day: Jerry Koosman pitched a complete game 5-hit shutout against the Atlanta Braves.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

National League - May 11

Player of the Day: Bill Plummer continues to fill in ably for Johnny Bench. He was 2 for 3 with a 2-run homer in the Reds' 7-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pitcher of the Day: Steve Carlton pitched a complete game 10-inning victory over the San Diego Padres.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

National League - May 10

Player of the Day: Steve Garvey went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI to raise his batting average to .392 and help the Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals.
Burt Hooton pitched a complete game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals

1976 National League - Week 5 in Review

The NL East is really tight with four teams within a game of each other. The Mets are doing it mainly with pitching -- they have a 2.47 team ERA but are batting only .237. Keith Hernandez is carrying the Cardinals (.406, 7 HR, 24 RBI). Ken Griffey and Joe Morgan are leading the NL in batting average and are helping to keep the Cincinnati Reds ahead of the LA Dodgers in the West.