Sunday, June 14, 2015

1975 Hostess #133 Mike Schmidt

Pirates 1, Phillies 0 (11 Innings)
Game 64 - Sunday Afternoon, June 14th in Pittsburgh
Record - 22-42, 5th Place, 12 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Cole Hamels pitched another gem of a ballgame, but the offense took the afternoon off and the Pirates won in eleven innings.

What It Means:  The Phillies are in the midst of a six-game losing streak and they're now 20 games under .500.  They'll play four games against the Orioles beginning on Monday night - two in Baltimore and then two in Philly.

What Happened:  Hamels struck out 12 and allowed just four hits in his seven innings.  The offense was shut down by Pirates pitching, including nine shutout innings from A.J. Burnett.  With two outs in the 11th and a runner on first, Freddy Galvis threw away a ground ball from Jose Tabata, putting runners at second at third.  Josh Harrison's single a batter later brought the winning run home and (to add insult to injury) Antonio Bastardo was credited with the win for the Pirates.

Featured Card:  As noted on the game's TV broadcast, the last time the Phillies played two games in the same series that went into extra innings with no score was May 26 and 27, 1975 against the Giants.  I'm always happy to find an excuse to show off a vintage Hostess Mike Schmidt card.

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