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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 1st 1981

    Good and so-so for Padres

    by Al Terego

    Their owner and general manager, Dan Conway, being away on a hairy business in the U.K. for the opening month of the season, the San Diego Padres pleasantly surprised him by getting off to a good start in April, leading the National League West by nine games ahead of the Cicinatti Reds, only for Conway to return from his shenanigans in May to be somewhat dismayed to find that their lead had slipped down to a mere three victories more.

    A current record of 34-20 for the Padres is not to be sneezed at, but it should have been so much better, what with a line-up which could boast of every player, save the disappointing young left-fielder, Whisenton (BA a poor.189) exceeding the .300 mark for on-base average, Conway's own criterion of a valuable batter. Paddy Moira has finally blossomed into the slugger we all knew that he had the potential for, with 8 homers, and first baseman Patsy Spratt, along with catcher Steve Yeager being their solid reliable selves with half- a-dozen dingers each

    And as for the pitching! All five of the rotation have a winning record at this time with Clive Revill leading the parade with a 7-2 mark, and last season's ace of M.L.B aces, Craig Mitchell, with 6-4, while Rusty Gerhardt has found his form of yore, and with 12 saves, leads both leagues in that category, as the entire team does in fielding the little white pill, with an almost pristine 989 average of non-booting.

    So, once again, the comparative fall-off in May remains a mystery until further analysis reveals that the second team, the Cincinatti Reds did poorly in April with a 9-14 score, but came on strong in May, winning 22 of their 29 games to cut the lead of the Padres whom they beat twice during the month, anyway.

    It's shaping up to be a good season-long struggle between the Padres and the Reds, while their perrenial hopeful rivals, the Expos, have fallen back into mediocrity to fourth in the National League East, barely winning more than they lost. Forget Padres versus Expos for the World Series this year.

    We can only hope that The Amateur Draft in a few days can cheer Dan Conway up and make him forget all his problems baseball, and legal.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    July 20, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lynn McGlothen takes the mound for the Expos.
    Phil Garner struck out. <--->
    Roy Staiger grounded to third. <--->
    Steve Garvey grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Alan Fowlkes takes the mound for the Mets.
    Joe Strain walked. <--1>
    Henry Cruz singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Chet Lemon struck out. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson lined out to right. <3-1>
    Joe Strain tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <-21>
    Larry Fritz struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ken Griffey walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Willie Crawford singled up the middle. <-21>
    Brian Asselstine grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Frank Estrada lined out to first base. <3-1>
    Tim Foli popped up behind home plate. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Chris Speier grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Mike O'Berry flied out to right. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Joe Strain singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Henry Cruz popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Alan Fowlkes lined out to right field. <--->
    Phil Garner grounded to third. <--->
    Roy Staiger popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Chet Lemon flied out to left field. <--->
    Andre Dawson flied out to right. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros singled up the middle. <--1>
    Steve Ontiveros advanced on the error by Brian Asselstine. <-2->
    Larry Fritz grounded to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Steve Garvey reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Ken Griffey grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Willie Crawford reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <-21>
    Frank Estrada struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Chris Speier grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Mike O'Berry flied out to right field. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Tim Foli struck out. <--->
    Alan Fowlkes grounded to first base. <--->
    Phil Garner grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Strain grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Henry Cruz popped up to second. <--->
    Chet Lemon homered to deep left-center. <--->
    Andre Dawson struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Roy Staiger singled up the middle. <--1>
    Steve Garvey grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Ken Griffey walked. <--1>
    Willie Crawford grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Steve Ontiveros grounded to first. <--->
    Larry Fritz singled to left. <--1>
    Chris Speier lined out to right field. <--1>
    Mike O'Berry struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Brian Asselstine flied out to left field. <--->
    Frank Estrada doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
    Tim Foli grounded to short. <-2->
    Jim Tracy pinch hit for Alan Fowlkes. <-2->
    Jim Tracy grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rick Anderson now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen walked. <--1>
    Joe Strain grounded to first base, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--1>
    Chet Lemon flied out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Phil Garner grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Roy Staiger lined out to right. <--->
    Steve Garvey struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Andre Dawson grounded to short. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <--1>
    Larry Fritz grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ken Griffey grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Frank Estrada struck out. <-2->

    EXPOS WIN: 3-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Code:
    Expos best game in July
    
    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    July 20, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  4  1
             Expos (MON) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 x    3  6  2
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Phil Garner (2B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .270
    Roy Staiger (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Steve Garvey (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .244
    Ken Griffey (RF)              2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .352
    Willie Crawford (LF)          4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .272
    Brian Asselstine (CF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .254
    Frank Estrada (C)             4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .303
    Tim Foli (SS)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .274
    Alan Fowlkes (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .125
     Jim Tracy (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .296
     Rick Anderson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  4  2  0  0  0  7  0
    
       2B:  Frank Estrada (14)
       GDP:  Steve Garvey
    
       DP:  Steve Garvey, Phil Garner, Tim Foli
       E:  Brian Asselstine
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Alan Fowlkes  6.0  6  2  1  3  3  4  96   3.02
               Rick Anderson  2.0  0  2  0  0  0  1  35   2.11
                      TOTALS  8.0  6  4  1  3  3  5 131
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               3  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .314
    Henry Cruz (LF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .298
    Chet Lemon (CF)               4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .266
    Andre Dawson (RF)             3  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .290
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          2  1  2  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    Larry Fritz (1B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .236
    Chris Speier (SS)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .230
    Mike O'Berry (C)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .242
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            2  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .145
    TOTALS                       28  6  4  3  1  3  5  0
    
       2B:  Lynn McGlothen (1)
       HR:  Chet Lemon (13)
       GDP:  Larry Fritz
    
       DP:  Larry Fritz, Joe Strain, Steve Ontiveros
       E:  Steve Ontiveros 2
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen  9.0  4  2  0  0  0  7 127   2.06
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  2  0  0  0  7 127
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (11-3)
         LP: Alan Fowlkes (9-7)
    
         Temperature: 90F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 38,407
         Time: 2:32
    
    Expos (61-43) are 3rd  in the N.L. East 5 GB of the Mets (66-38)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    July 16, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Brian Allard takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ed Armbrister struck out. <--->
    Bobby Valentine grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    John Milner struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Phil Huffman takes the mound for the Dodgers.
    Rudy Law grounded to first base. <--->
    Ron Oester flied out to right field. <--->
    Paddy Moira grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Sixto Lezcano struck out. <--->
    Ron Cey lined out to left. <--->
    Von Joshua grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Pat Spratt grounded to first. <--->
    Al Greene doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Ray Knight singled through the right side. <3-1>
    Steve Yeager homered into the left field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->
    Bucky Dent flied out to left field. <--->
    Brian Allard popped up to third. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Davey Lopes grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Dennis Littlejohn singled into right field. <--1>
    Phil Huffman grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Los Angeles trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Rudy Law walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Rudy Law stole second. <-2->
    Ron Oester singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paddy Moira popped up to second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt lined out to left. <--1>
    Al Greene grounded to second. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ed Armbrister popped up to second. <--->
    Bobby Valentine grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    John Milner homered to left-center. <--->
    Sixto Lezcano grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Los Angeles trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ray Knight singled to right. <--1>
    Steve Yeager struck out. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent singled through the hole. <-21>
    Brian Allard singled up the middle. <321>
    Rudy Law grounded to the shortstop, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Ron Oester grounded to second. <3-1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Cey flied out to right. <--->
    Von Joshua grounded to third. <--->
    Davey Lopes grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Los Angeles trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Paddy Moira doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <3-->
    Al Greene walked. <3-1>
    Ray Knight doubled in the left field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Herman Segelke now pitching for the Dodgers. <-2->
    Steve Yeager grounded to third. <-2->
    Bucky Dent singled through the right side. <3-1>
    Brian Allard singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rudy Law singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ron Oester homered to deep left-center for three RBIs. <--->
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    John Tudor now pitching for the Dodgers. <--1>
    Pat Spratt singled to right. <-21>
    Al Greene struck out. <-21>
    7 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 12 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dennis Littlejohn struck out. <--->
    John Tudor flied out to left. <--->
    Ed Armbrister struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Los Angeles trails 12 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ray Knight singled to right. <--1>
    Steve Yeager grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Bucky Dent singled through the hole. <--1>
    Brian Allard grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 12 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Bobby Valentine flied out to right. <--->
    John Milner walked. <--1>
    Sixto Lezcano walked. <-21>
    Ron Cey walked. <321>
    Von Joshua struck out. <321>
    Davey Lopes grounded to the pitcher. <321>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Los Angeles trails 12 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rudy Law singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ron Oester singled to left. <-21>
    Paddy Moira struck out. <-21>
    Pat Spratt walked. <321>
    Al Greene flied out to left. <321>
    Rudy Law tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Ray Knight singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Steve Yeager grounded to short. <3-1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 14 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Dennis Littlejohn lined out to center field. <--->
    Tom Kelly pinch hit for John Tudor. <--->
    Tom Kelly walked. <--1>
    Ed Armbrister flied out to left. <--1>
    Bobby Valentine lined out to center field. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Los Angeles trails 14 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Gilbert now pitching for the Dodgers. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to third. <--->
    Garry Templeton pinch hit for Brian Allard. <--->
    Garry Templeton walked. <--1>
    Rudy Law struck out. <--1>
    Ron Oester homered into the center field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 16 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dennis DeBarr now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    John Milner doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Sixto Lezcano grounded to short. <-2->
    Ron Cey grounded to first. <-2->
    Von Joshua grounded to the second baseman. <-2->

    PADRES WIN: 16-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Code:
    Padres best game in July
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    July 16, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0    1  3  0
            Padres (SDP) 0 3 1 1 7 0 2 2 x   16 20  0
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ed Armbrister (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .227
    Bobby Valentine (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .271
    John Milner (1B)              3  2  1  1  1  1  1  0    .265
    Sixto Lezcano (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .292
    Ron Cey (3B)                  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .255
    Von Joshua (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .294
    Davey Lopes (2B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .195
    Dennis Littlejohn (C)         3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .134
    Phil Huffman (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .118
     Herman Segelke (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     John Tudor (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Tom Kelly (P)                0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .222
     Joe Gilbert (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .125
    TOTALS                       29  3  4  1  1  1  6  0
    
       2B:  John Milner (14)
       HR:  John Milner (21)
       GDP:  Phil Huffman
    
       DP:  John Milner, Davey Lopes, Bobby Valentine
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Phil Huffman  4.1  9  2  1  8  8  1  99   3.73
              Herman Segelke  0.1  4  1  1  4  4  0  22 108.00
                  John Tudor  2.1  6  1  0  2  2  2  46   7.71
                 Joe Gilbert  1.0  1  2  1  2  2  1  21   5.96
                      TOTALS  8.0 20  6  3 16 16  4 188
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 5  2  1  3  0  2  1  1    .320
    Ron Oester (2B)               6  4  0  3  2  6  0  0    .325
    Paddy Moira (RF)              4  1  2  1  0  0  1  0    .284
    Pat Spratt (1B)               5  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .346
    Al Greene (LF)                3  1  1  2  0  1  1  0    .333
    Ray Knight (3B)               5  5  0  3  0  3  0  0    .351
    Steve Yeager (C)              5  1  0  1  1  3  1  0    .269
    Bucky Dent (SS)               5  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .299
    Brian Allard (P)              4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .239
     Garry Templeton (P)          0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .206
     Dennis DeBarr (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       42 20  6 16  3 16  4  1
    
       2B:  Ray Knight (25), Paddy Moira (18), Al Greene (12)
       HR:  Steve Yeager (8), Ron Oester 2 (7)
       GDP:  Steve Yeager
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt, Bucky Dent
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Brian Allard  8.0  2  4  1  1  1  6 122   3.03
               Dennis DeBarr  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0   8   5.04
                      TOTALS  9.0  3  4  1  1  1  6 130
    
         WP: Brian Allard (10-4)
         LP: Phil Huffman (2-5)
    
         Temperature: 90F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 38,416
         Time: 3:13
    
    Padres (69-34) lead the N.L.West 7 ngames ahead of the Reds (62-41)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    June 30th 1981

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    The unthinkable happened this month, People - someone fired a gun at our Queen. It is hard to believe that anyone would wish to shoot at so beloved a personage here, in this tight little isle, and one who is so admired and respected in the rest of the world, it being wholly gratifying, but puzzling, that the perpetrator, Marcus Sarjeant, should use only blanks when he fired six shots at Her Majesty.

    Also puzzling is how some homosexual men can be infected by a rare form of pneumonia throuugh indulging in anal sex. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, reported that five homosexual men in Los Angeles have pneumocystis, a rare form of pneumonia which particularly assails people with weakened immune systems. One theory is that since the anus consists of soft sensitive tissue, it is readily breached by an erect, thrusting penis, and is, sooner, or later infected by fecal matter, which, naturally, attends the wounded area, and, eventually, works into the victim's bloodstream.

    This theory holds water when one learns that some warring tribes used to tip their arrow-heads with dung to poison any enemies that they hit. It seems that these unfortunate fellows in L.A., already cursed with deviation from the sexual norm, have, by Fate, been further shafted.

    Another depressing story this month, out of India, relates that seven coaches of a passenger train came off the tracks and plunged into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing up to 800 people.

    Better news was that The Israeli Air Force bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor, nipping in the bud, we should hope, Saddam Hussein's aspirations to making his own atom bomb. He, of course will protest that he was only developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but can we believe that of a maniac who picked a fight with the formidable Ayahtolla Khomeini in his recent invasion with Iran in which he uses poisonous gas as a weapon?

    One potential weapon against us knocked out, another one for us, introduced, The American Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk "Stealth" Fighter made its maiden flight at Groom Lake, Nevada, this month. In a recent speech given by United States President Ronald Reagan, recently, he pointed out that the arms race between the States and the Soviet Union, was far more likely to wreck the Russian economy, than the American.

    Mr President, you mean that if your country has a National debt of well over a few billion dollars, your economy ain't wrecked already?
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    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    August 4, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lynn McGlothen takes the mound for the Expos.
    Toby Harrah singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Frank Taveras popped up to second. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Toby Harrah stole second. <-2->
    Dave Machemer singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dave Machemer went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Champ Summers grounded to first. <3-->
    Mike Ivie struck out. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Chuck Dobson takes the mound for the Cardinals.
    Joe Strain struck out. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros grounded to short. <--->
    Jay Schlueter singled to left. <--1>
    Jay Schlueter went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Andre Dawson grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Otto Velez homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Barry Foote popped up to short. <--->
    Chuck Dobson grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, St. Louis leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Chet Lemon walked. <--1>
    Chuck Dobson threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Larry Fritz singled to center. <3-1>
    Chris Speier struck out. <3-1>
    Mike O'Berry grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Toby Harrah lined out to left. <--->
    Frank Taveras grounded to third. <--->
    Dave Machemer walked. <--1>
    Champ Summers walked. <-21>
    Mike Ivie struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, St. Louis leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Lynn McGlothen grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Joe Strain singled to right. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Steve Ontiveros grounded to short. <-2->
    Jay Schlueter singled through the left side. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson doubled down the right field line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Chet Lemon doubled to the wall in left, scoring a run. <-2->
    Larry Fritz singled to short right-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Chris Speier singled to center field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Rafael Vasquez now pitching for the Cardinals. <3-1>
    Mike O'Berry flied out to right. <3-1>
    4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Otto Velez struck out. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to first base. <--->
    Barry Foote struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, St. Louis trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Lynn McGlothen flied out to left. <--->
    Joe Strain lined out to center. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Rafael Vasquez hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    Toby Harrah lined out to short. <--1>
    Frank Taveras singled into right field. <-21>
    Dave Machemer flied out to right. <-21>
    Champ Summers popped up to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, St. Louis trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jay Schlueter grounded to third. <--->
    Andre Dawson homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Chet Lemon struck out. <--->
    Larry Fritz homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Chris Speier flied out to center. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Ivie singled through the right side. <--1>
    Otto Velez flied out to right. <--1>
    Amos Otis struck out. <--1>
    Mike Ivie stole second. <-2->
    Ted Simmons pinch hit for Barry Foote. <-2->
    Ted Simmons was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Keith Smith pinch hit for Rafael Vasquez. <-21>
    Keith Smith grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, St. Louis trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    John Pacella now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Mike O'Berry doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Lynn McGlothen lined out to right. <-2->
    Joe Strain singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <321>
    Jay Schlueter grounded to short, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Chet Lemon doubled in the right field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Dave Righetti now pitching for the Cardinals. <-2->
    Larry Fritz popped up to second. <-2->
    4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 10 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Toby Harrah grounded to second. <--->
    Frank Taveras grounded to second. <--->
    Dave Machemer grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, St. Louis trails 10 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Chris Speier flied out to right. <--->
    Mike O'Berry walked. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 10 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Champ Summers singled through the right side. <--1>
    Mike Ivie struck out. <--1>
    Otto Velez struck out. <--1>
    Amos Otis dribbled weakly in front of home plate. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis trails 10 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Strain popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros grounded to second. <--->
    Jay Schlueter reached second on a fielding error by the center fielder. <-2->
    Andre Dawson struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 10 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ted Simmons singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Ken Boswell pinch hit for Dave Righetti. <--1>
    Ken Boswell struck out. <--1>
    Toby Harrah singled to center. <-21>
    Frank Taveras struck out. <-21>
    Dave Machemer grounded to the shortstop. <-21>

    EXPOS WIN: 10-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Expos best game in August
    
    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    August 4, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cardinals (STL) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    2  9  1
             Expos (MON) 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 0 x   10 14  0
    
    ST. LOUIS                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Toby Harrah (3B)              5  2  0  1  0  0  0  1    .218
    Frank Taveras (SS)            5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .268
    Dave Machemer (2B)            4  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .279
    Champ Summers (LF)            3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .294
    Mike Ivie (1B)                4  1  0  0  0  0  3  1    .259
    Otto Velez (RF)               4  1  0  1  1  1  2  0    .230
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .229
    Barry Foote (C)               2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .164
     Ted Simmons (C)              1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .330
    Chuck Dobson (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
     Rafael Vasquez (P)           1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Keith Smith (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
     John Pacella (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .133
     Dave Righetti (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Ken Boswell (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .182
    TOTALS                       36  9  3  2  1  2  9  2
    
       2B:  Dave Machemer (28)
       HR:  Otto Velez (5)
    
       DP:  Mike Ivie 2, Dave Machemer, Toby Harrah, Frank Taveras
       E:  Amos Otis
    
                   ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Chuck Dobson  2.2  8  1  0  4  4  2  66   6.44
              Rafael Vasquez  2.1  2  0  2  2  2  1  36   2.38
                John Pacella  0.2  4  1  0  4  4  0  25   4.77
               Dave Righetti  2.1  0  1  0  0  0  1  32   2.15
                      TOTALS  8.0 14  3  2 10 10  4 159
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               5  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .318
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .271
    Jay Schlueter (LF)            5  2  0  2  0  1  0  0    .373
    Andre Dawson (RF)             5  3  0  3  1  4  1  0    .281
    Chet Lemon (CF)               3  2  1  1  0  3  1  0    .265
    Larry Fritz (1B)              4  3  0  1  1  2  0  0    .246
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .242
    Mike O'Berry (C)              3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .189
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .143
    TOTALS                       37 14  3 10  2 10  4  0
    
       2B:  Mike O'Berry (4), Jay Schlueter (15), Chet Lemon 2 (23), Andre Dawson (18)
       HR:  Larry Fritz (8), Andre Dawson (16)
       GDP:  Mike O'Berry, Lynn McGlothen
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen  9.0  9  3  1  2  2  9 145   2.14
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  3  1  2  2  9 145
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (13-4)
         LP: Chuck Dobson (6-15)
    
         Temperature: 82F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 28,156
         Time: 3:20
    
    Expos (77-53) are 2nd in the N.L. East, 3 GB of the Mets (80-50)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
    August 23, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jerry Reuss takes the mound for the Reds.
    Rudy Law hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Rudy Law stole second. <-2->
    Ron Oester struck out. <-2->
    Ray Knight singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Paddy Moira walked. <-21>
    Al Greene walked. <321>
    Steve Yeager grounded to short. <321>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Brian Allard takes the mound for the Padres.
    Jose Cruz grounded to second. <--->
    Tom Runnells grounded to first. <--->
    Harold Baines walked. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Bucky Dent struck out. <--->
    Brian Allard flied out to center. <--->
    Rudy Law singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Rudy Law was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Hargrove flied out to right. <--->
    Mike Heath homered to deep left-center. <--->
    Sal Bando grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Manuel doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Jerry Manuel went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Jerry Reuss flied out to left field. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Ron Oester doubled down the third base line. <-2->
    Ray Knight struck out. <-2->
    Pat Spratt singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Paddy Moira grounded to short. <-2->
    Al Greene walked. <-21>
    Steve Yeager popped up to second. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jose Cruz singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Jose Cruz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Tom Runnells popped up to short. <--->
    Harold Baines flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Bucky Dent singled to center field. <--1>
    Brian Allard laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Rudy Law grounded to short. <-2->
    Ron Oester walked. <-21>
    Ray Knight popped up to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Hargrove singled to center. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Mike Hargrove was caught stealing second. <--->
    Mike Heath walked. <--1>
    Sal Bando lined out to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Pat Spratt grounded to third. <--->
    Paddy Moira singled to center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Al Greene grounded to short. <-2->
    Steve Yeager grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jerry Manuel singled through the right side. <--1>
    Jerry Reuss laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher. <-2->
    Jose Cruz was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Tom Runnells doubled to deep right field for two RBIs. <-2->
    Harold Baines struck out. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Mike Hargrove singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Mike Heath popped up to the shortstop. <-21>
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Bucky Dent walked. <--1>
    Garry Templeton pinch hit for Brian Allard. <--1>
    Garry Templeton struck out. <--1>
    Bucky Dent was caught stealing second. <--->
    Rudy Law flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dennis DeBarr now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Sal Bando reached first on a throwing error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Jerry Manuel lined out to center field. <--1>
    Merv Rettenmund pinch hit for Jerry Reuss. <--1>
    Merv Rettenmund struck out. <--1>
    Jose Cruz grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Keefe Cato now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Ron Oester grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ray Knight singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Paddy Moira struck out. <3-1>
    Al Greene grounded to first. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Tom Runnells singled through the left side. <--1>
    Harold Baines grounded to third. <-2->
    Billy Conigliaro was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Mike Hargrove grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Jay Aldrich now pitching for the Padres. <3-1>
    Mike Heath grounded to the third baseman. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Art Howe came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Steve Yeager walked. <--1>
    Bucky Dent laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Tom Chism pinch hit for Jay Aldrich. <-2->
    Tom Chism singled through the left side. <3-1>
    Steve Yeager went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--1>
    Bill Scherrer now pitching for the Reds. <--1>
    Rudy Law laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Ron Oester lined out to short. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego trails 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Sal Bando grounded to short. <--->
    Art Howe grounded to third. <--->
    Bill Scherrer grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ray Knight tripled to deep center field. <3-->
    Bill Scherrer threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to short. <--->
    Paddy Moira walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Al Greene grounded to third. <-2->
    Steve Yeager grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Jose Cruz grounded to third. <--->
    Tom Runnells grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Harold Baines lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Brad Lesley now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Bucky Dent singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Mike Scioscia pinch hit for Rusty Gerhardt. <--1>
    Mike Scioscia grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Rudy Law flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Howie Krasc now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Hargrove grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Mike Heath grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
    Ron Oester grounded to second. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <--->
    Pat Spratt grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eleventh, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
    Sal Bando struck out. <--->
    Art Howe grounded to third. <--->
    The Padres guarded the lines.
    Sam Mejias pinch hit for Brad Lesley. <--->
    Sam Mejias grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eleventh, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE TWELFTH
    Jack Lazorko now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Paddy Moira struck out. <--->
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Al Greene doubled down the third base line. <-2->
    Steve Yeager flied out to center. <-2->
    Al Greene tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Bucky Dent was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Dai Boyd pinch hit for Howie Krasc. <3-1>
    Dai Boyd singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rudy Law doubled down the right field line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Ron Oester grounded to third. <-2->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the twelfth, San Diego leads 7 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE TWELFTH
    Craig Skok now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Mark Brouhard came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Jose Cruz dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    Tom Runnells grounded to third. <--->
    Harold Baines reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    Billy Conigliaro singled back through the middle. <-21>
    Mike Hargrove singled up the middle. <321>
    Mike Heath flied out to right. <321>

    PADRES WIN: 7-4
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Padres best game in August
    
    San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
    August 23, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3  7 15  2
              Reds (CIN) 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  4 10  0
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Law (CF)                 6  3  0  1  0  2  0  1    .304
    Ron Oester (2B)               6  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .312
    Ray Knight (3B)               6  3  0  1  0  1  1  0    .351
    Pat Spratt (1B)               6  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .345
    Paddy Moira (RF)              4  1  2  0  0  0  2  0    .286
    Al Greene (LF)                4  1  2  1  0  0  0  0    .292
     Mark Brouhard (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .313
    Steve Yeager (C)              5  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .242
    Bucky Dent (SS)               3  2  2  1  0  0  1  0    .299
    Brian Allard (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .197
     Garry Templeton (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .214
     Dennis DeBarr (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jay Aldrich (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Tom Chism (P)                1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .279
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Mike Scioscia (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .162
     Howie Krasc (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Dai Boyd (P)                 1  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .243
     Craig Skok (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       45 15  8  7  0  6  6  1
    
       2B:  Ron Oester (19), Al Greene (23), Rudy Law (33)
       3B:  Ray Knight (5)
       GDP:  Mike Scioscia
       CS:  Bucky Dent, Rudy Law
       E:  Pat Spratt, Ron Oester
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Brian Allard  5.0  7  4  1  4  4  2  80   2.98
               Dennis DeBarr  1.2  1  1  0  0  0  1  38   5.06
                 Jay Aldrich  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   2   5.11
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  20   1.70
                 Howie Krasc  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  23   3.05
                  Craig Skok  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  0  15   2.06
                      TOTALS 12.0 10  5  1  4  4  4 178
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                5  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .285
    Tom Runnells (SS)             6  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .337
    Harold Baines (RF)            5  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .310
    Billy Conigliaro (CF)         4  1  2  0  0  0  1  0    .283
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            6  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .296
    Mike Heath (C)                5  1  1  1  1  1  0  0    .282
    Sal Bando (3B)                5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .236
    Jerry Manuel (2B)             3  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .273
     Art Howe (P)                 2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .261
    Jerry Reuss (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .219
     Merv Rettenmund (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .191
     Keefe Cato (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .100
     Bill Scherrer (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .125
     Brad Lesley (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Sam Mejias (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .359
     Jack Lazorko (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    TOTALS                       45 10  5  4  1  4  4  0
    
       2B:  Tom Runnells (22)
       3B:  Jerry Manuel (4)
       HR:  Mike Heath (18)
       CS:  Mike Hargrove, Jose Cruz
    
       DP:  Mike Heath, Mike Hargrove, Tom Runnells, Art Howe
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jerry Reuss  6.0  7  5  0  2  2  4 120   3.50
                  Keefe Cato  1.1  3  1  0  1  1  1  28   1.97
               Bill Scherrer  1.2  1  1  0  1  1  0  27   3.96
                 Brad Lesley  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  17   1.64
                Jack Lazorko  1.0  3  1  0  3  3  1  27   3.41
                      TOTALS 12.0 15  8  0  7  7  6 219
    
         WP: Howie Krasc (5-1)
         LP: Jack Lazorko (1-1)
         SV: Craig Skok (2)
    
         Temperature: 83F
         Wind: 2 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 41,680
         Time: 4:15
    
    Padres (84-45) lead the N.L. West by 4  games over the Reds (80-49)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Congresswoman Conway's tax bill


    On the 4th July of 1981, Representative Augusta Conway is drafting the speech which will introduce her Tax Bill to present to the American Congress, she has written "The President is doing it all wrong with his promised tax -cuts by his proposal of a broad ten- percent off of everyone's salary and wage -packet, he is essentially making the rich richer, and the working poor, little better off.

    There's a great deal of difference in handing ten percent of his earnings back to a millionaire - one hundred thousand dollars, in fact - and lopping that same percentage off of a factory-workers weekly wage of eighty dollars, or so...you do the math.

    Besides, in spite of President Reagan's protestations, this country simply cant afford such swingeing cuts in the nation's revenue - despite what his coterie of creative accountants assure our fearless leader when he's awake, or even in
    Cabinet attendance (pause for laughter, here).

    I've done the math, and our National debt is nearer $200 billion than the mere 31 billion shortfall which the smoke and mirror's squad of lackeys assure our overly amiable President is the sum.

    To save the country money, and to give the lower -income workers a fairer shake, I propose that the new tax-code that President Reagan envisages should not be sheared off the top, benefiting all his rich pals in business and sheer luxurious idleness, but by raising the basic rate of the taxpayers' personal claim of tax-free allowance, which, at present stands at a measly $1,000 per year -we're talking poverty line here - to, at least, double that amount of tax-free earnings.

    By easing the burden of taxation on the people who need it most, and letting the rich look after themselves as they always have (Pause for laughter), the President can honour his campaign pledge, without furthering the damage to the United States economy, and show that he, as he's always protesting, really does care about the little guy"
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    July 1st 1981

    Bad timing

    by Lynn Howard

    On this Dominion Day, never was the nation in more trouble. We have been introduced to the new state of "Stagflation", we enduring the worst recession since the Great Depression, yet experiencing an inflation rate of 12.4% which is supposed to be impossible, by the normal rules of economics.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=when+...L4bt8weP8KrYDg

    The price of oil, the life-blood of this, and many other countries is growing apace, despite the virtual un-Canadian nationalization of the industry by Pierre Trudeau, who has imposed his National Energy Program (NEP)on us in response to OPEC's embargo on the Western democracies.

    In introducing the Program, Marc Lalonde, the Minister of Energy, argues that it promises a "Made-in-Canada" price for oil, the expansion of the infant Government-owned Petro-Canada oil company, energy security through the development of Arctic and offshore oil - these opportunist Liberals, no environmentalists, they! - increased ownership of the Canadian energy sector, and the incorporation of energy into Canada's industrial policy.

    As if the country wasn't divided enough, the NEP has fragmented us further, Ottawa versus Edmonton, Toronto versus Calgary, Lougheed versus Trudeau, Keynesian economist Galbraith opposing deficit financing economist Friedman, and rich versus poor.

    And to add further fuel to this inferno of opposing elements, our Prime Minister now introduces his Charter of Rights, repatriating the Constitution from England to here, where it will enable us to become another America (Never a "United Federation") where Canadian courts and legislatures would have full control of the law, where a Charter of Rights would trump any unconstitutional edict, and where our Canadian supreme Court could be the final arbiter in our national controversies over the language, the rights of Provinces, and over the Constitution, itself.

    The provinces have so many issues with Pierre's Trudeau's attempt to bring the Constitution home to Canada... with this country's manifold problems, now is not a good time, Mr Prime Minister.
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
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    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    September 26, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Pascual Perez takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Joe Strain grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros popped up to short. <--->
    Chet Lemon walked. <--1>
    Andre Dawson singled through the left side. <-21>
    John Milner flied out to right. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Lynn McGlothen takes the mound for the Expos.
    Rudy Hernandez walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Tim Flannery struck out. <--1>
    Rudy Hernandez was caught stealing second. <--->
    Dane Iorg struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier flied out to right field. <--->
    Bob Boone struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Len Matuszek singled to right. <--1>
    Jerry Martin struck out. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Vance Law struck out. <--1>
    John Hale struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Lynn McGlothen singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Joe Strain grounded to short. <-2->
    Steve Ontiveros homered down the left-field line for two RBIs. <--->
    Chet Lemon flied out to center field. <--->
    Andre Dawson grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Johnny Oates grounded to first base. <--->
    Pascual Perez struck out. <--->
    Rudy Hernandez struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    John Milner grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--->
    Chris Speier popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Tim Flannery singled to center field. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Dane Iorg singled through the left side. <-21>
    Len Matuszek homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Jerry Martin doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Vance Law walked. <-21>
    John Hale struck out. <-21>
    Johnny Oates struck out. <-21>
    Pascual Perez struck out. <-21>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Boone grounded to first. <--->
    Lynn McGlothen doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Pascual Perez balked. <3-->
    Joe Strain popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <3-->
    Steve Ontiveros reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman - a run scored. <--1>
    Chet Lemon walked. <-21>
    Andre Dawson walked. <321>
    John Milner homered down the right-field line for a grand slam. <--->
    Rod Scurry now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Henry Cruz grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    5 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Rudy Hernandez grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Tim Flannery singled to right. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Tim Flannery was caught stealing second. <--->
    Dane Iorg flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Chris Speier lined out to right field. <--->
    Bob Boone walked. <--1>
    Lynn McGlothen singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Joe Strain popped up to the shortstop. <3-1>
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <321>
    Kent Tekulve now pitching for the Phillies. <321>
    Chet Lemon flied out to right. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Len Matuszek doubled to center. <-2->
    Jerry Martin struck out. <-2->
    Vance Law grounded to first. <3-->
    John Hale struck out. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Andre Dawson singled up the middle. <--1>
    Andre Dawson went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    John Milner flied out to left. <--->
    Henry Cruz struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Johnny Oates grounded to third. <--->
    Kent Tekulve singled to right field. <--1>
    Kent Tekulve went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Rudy Hernandez grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Chris Speier walked. <--1>
    Bob Boone grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    Tim Wallach pinch hit for Lynn McGlothen. <--->
    Tim Wallach grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Steve Senteney now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Tim Flannery doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Dane Iorg doubled down the first base line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Len Matuszek popped up to short. <-2->
    Jerry Martin hit an infield single back to the pitcher. <-21>
    Vance Law flied out to center. <-21>
    John Hale struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia trails 7 to 4.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Joe Strain grounded to first base. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros lined out to left. <--->
    Chet Lemon singled up the middle. <--1>
    Andre Dawson homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    John Milner grounded to third. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Montreal leads 9 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Johnny Oates grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Fred Andrews pinch hit for Kent Tekulve. <--->
    Fred Andrews struck out. <--->
    Rudy Hernandez struck out. <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 9-4
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Montreal Expos at Philadelphia Phillies
    September 26, 1981
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 2    9  9  0
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0    4 11  1
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Strain (2B)               5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .318
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          4  1  1  2  1  2  0  0    .258
    Chet Lemon (CF)               3  1  2  2  0  0  0  0    .271
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  3  1  2  1  2  0  0    .290
    John Milner (1B)              5  1  0  1  1  4  0  0    .260
    Henry Cruz (LF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .270
    Chris Speier (SS)             3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .259
    Bob Boone (C)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .254
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            3  3  0  2  0  0  0  0    .165
     Tim Wallach (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
     Steve Senteney (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .300
    TOTALS                       35  9  6  9  3  8  4  0
    
       2B:  Lynn McGlothen 2 (4)
       HR:  John Milner (35), Steve Ontiveros (11), Andre Dawson (23)
       GDP:  Bob Boone
    
       DP:  Bob Boone
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen  7.0  8  2  1  3  3 12 105   2.53
              Steve Senteney  2.0  3  0  0  1  1  3  30   2.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  2  1  4  4 15 135
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rudy Hernandez (SS)           4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .297
    Tim Flannery (2B)             4  3  0  2  0  0  1  0    .290
    Dane Iorg (RF)                4  2  0  1  0  1  1  0    .356
    Len Matuszek (1B)             4  3  0  1  1  3  0  0    .254
    Jerry Martin (CF)             4  2  0  0  0  0  2  0    .277
    Vance Law (3B)                3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .210
    John Hale (LF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  4  0    .236
    Johnny Oates (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .249
    Pascual Perez (P)             2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .216
     Rod Scurry (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .111
     Kent Tekulve (P)             1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Fred Andrews (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .235
    TOTALS                       35 11  2  4  1  4 15  0
    
       2B:  Tim Flannery (9), Dane Iorg (33), Jerry Martin (30), Len Matuszek (21)
       HR:  Len Matuszek (32)
       CS:  Tim Flannery, Rudy Hernandez
    
       DP:  Tim Flannery, Rudy Hernandez, Len Matuszek
       E:  Tim Flannery
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Pascual Perez  4.2  5  3  2  7  2  3  83   4.32
                  Rod Scurry  1.0  1  2  0  0  0  0  26   3.50
                Kent Tekulve  3.1  3  1  1  2  2  1  48   3.02
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  6  3  9  4  4 157
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (17-6)
         LP: Pascual Perez (8-6)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 37,331
         Time: 3:00
    
    Expos (94-68) finish the 1981 season 2nd in the National League East 4 GB of the Mets (98-64)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Houston Astros at San Diego Padres
    September 20, 1981

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Mike Moore takes the mound for the Padres.
    Rick Monday lined out to the shortstop. <--->
    Rick Auerbach singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Astros put on the hit and run.
    Jeff Jones struck out. <--1>
    Cliff Johnson doubled to deep right field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Richie Hebner was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Pete Rose grounded to second. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Houston leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Steve Busby takes the mound for the Astros.
    Rudy Law grounded to first base. <--->
    Ron Oester doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Ron Oester went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Ray Knight grounded to short, scoring a run. <--->
    Pat Spratt struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Larry Milbourne grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Darrell Porter grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Steve Busby grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Paddy Moira singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Al Greene struck out. <--1>
    Paddy Moira was caught stealing second. <--->
    Steve Yeager grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Rick Monday grounded to third. <--->
    Rick Auerbach singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Astros put on the hit and run.
    Jeff Jones struck out. <--1>
    Rick Auerbach was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bucky Dent hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Mike Moore bunts for a base hit down the first base line. <-21>
    Rudy Law lined out to right. <-21>
    Bucky Dent tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Ron Oester singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ray Knight doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <32->
    Ron Oester went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <-2->
    Pat Spratt flied out to left. <-2->
    Paddy Moira doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Al Greene struck out. <-2->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Cliff Johnson singled to left. <--1>
    Richie Hebner grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Pete Rose grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Larry Milbourne popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Houston trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Steve Yeager grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bucky Dent walked. <--1>
    Mike Moore struck out. <--1>
    Bucky Dent stole second. <-2->
    Rudy Law grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Darrell Porter struck out. <--->
    Steve Busby struck out. <--->
    Rick Monday grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Houston trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Oester walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <-2->
    Pat Spratt singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paddy Moira grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Rick Auerbach singled through the left side. <--1>
    Jeff Jones grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Cliff Johnson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Houston trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Mark Ross now pitching for the Astros. <--->
    Al Greene struck out. <--->
    Steve Yeager grounded to short. <--->
    Bucky Dent struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Richie Hebner grounded to short. <--->
    Pete Rose struck out. <--->
    Larry Milbourne popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Houston trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Moore struck out. <--->
    Rudy Law grounded to short. <--->
    Ron Oester struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Darrell Porter doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
    John Mayberry pinch hit for Mark Ross. <-2->
    John Mayberry walked. <-21>
    Rick Monday struck out. <-21>
    Rick Auerbach walked. <321>
    Jeff Jones struck out. <321>
    Mike Moore threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <32->
    Cliff Johnson was intentionally walked. <321>
    Richie Hebner grounded to third. <32->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Houston trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Garber now pitching for the Astros. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <--->
    Pat Spratt hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Paddy Moira singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Al Greene struck out. <3-1>
    Steve Yeager grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Pete Rose flied out to left. <--->
    Larry Milbourne doubled to right. <-2->
    Darrell Porter singled back through the middle. <3-1>
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Lance Parrish pinch hit for Gene Garber. <3-1>
    Lance Parrish grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <3-->

    PADRES WIN: 6-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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