Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Gorman Thomas Wrecks Opening Day for the Sox

This is a 1975 MLB Season Replay using Out of the Park Baseball

April 9th, 1975

Luis Tiant got the start on Opening Day in front of the home crowd at Fenway but a 70 minute rain delay knocked him out after 5 innings. Tiant gave up two runs, one of which was courtesy of former Fenway favorite George Scott who clanged a solo shot off the foul pole in left field.

Bill Lee would come out of the bullpen was real sharp, He went five innings and gave up just one run. That one run though would cost the Sox the game as Gorman Thomas took Lee deep in the 10th inning to give the Brewers a 3-2 lead.

The Red Sox would load the bases up in the Bottom of the 10th but would not score. Carl Yastrzemski pinch hit for Tim McCarver with two outs in the Bottom of the 10th. McCarver is playing playing for the injured Carlton Fisk. Yaz was left out of the starting lineup in favor of Cecil Cooper at first, Bernie Carbo in LF and Jim Rice at the DH spot. Yaz couldn't deliver as he would pop it up to the SS.

 The Red Sox and Brewers will square off again tomorrow. Rick Wise will take the mound for the Sox and the Brewers will counter with Jim Colborn.

Milwaukee Brewers (1-0)0011000001392
Boston Red Sox (0-1)00001010002102

P. Garcia 2B5020011.40000
R. Yount SS5031001.60001
   c-B. Coluccio LF0000000.00000
D. Money 3B, SS4010003.25000
D. Porter C4000024.00000
G. Scott DH4111000.25011
J. Briggs 1B4000010.00000
H. Aaron LF4000000.00000
   a-C. Moore RF0000000.00000
S. Lezcano RF4110000.25000
   b-K. Bevacqua 3B0000000.00000
G. Thomas CF3111000.33311
a - C. Moore substituted for H. Aaron in the 10th
b - K. Bevacqua substituted for S. Lezcano in the 10th
c - B. Coluccio substituted for R. Yount in the 10th

Doubles: R. Yount 2 (2, 3rd Inning off L. Tiant, 1 on, 2 outs; 8th Inning off B. Lee, 0 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: G. Thomas (1, 10th Inning off B. Lee, 0 on, 1 out) G. Scott (1, 4th Inning off L. Tiant, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: R. Yount 5 , G. Thomas 4 , G. Scott 4 , P. Garcia 2 , D. Money , S. Lezcano
2-out RBI: R. Yount
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: D. Porter 2 , D. Money
Sac Bunt: G. Thomas
Team LOB: 5

CS: P. Garcia (1)

Errors: R. Austin (1) , D. Money (1)
B. Carbo LF4021111.50001
R. Burleson SS5010015.20000
F. Lynn CF5000025.00000
D. Evans RF4020104.50000
J. Rice DH5000003.00000
C. Cooper 1B5000013.00000
R. Petrocelli 3B4230101.75000
T. McCarver C4021002.50001
   a-C. Yastrzemski PH1000002.00000
D. Griffin 2B3000002.00000
a - C. Yastrzemski pinch hit for T. McCarver in the 10th

Doubles: R. Petrocelli (1, 5th Inning off B. Castro, 0 on, 0 outs) T. McCarver (1, 5th Inning off B. Castro, 1 on, 0 outs) B. Carbo (1, 1st Inning off B. Castro, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: R. Petrocelli 4 , T. McCarver 3 , D. Evans 2 , B. Carbo 3 , R. Burleson
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: D. Evans 2 , R. Burleson , C. Yastrzemski
Sac Bunt: D. Griffin
Team LOB: 12

CS: B. Carbo (1)

Errors: B. Carbo (1) , R. Burleson (1)
OF assists: 1 (Lynn (Yount at 3rd base))
B. Castro5.061100072501.80   
R. Austin BS (1)1.021122037219.00   
E. Rodriguez1.00000201480.00   
T. Murphy W (1-0)2.020001020160.00   
P. Broberg SV (1)1.000010017100.00   
Game Score: B. Castro 51
Batters Faced: B. Castro 20, R. Austin 8, E. Rodriguez 3, T. Murphy 8, P. Broberg 5
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: B. Castro 8-6, R. Austin 1-1, E. Rodriguez 0-1, T. Murphy 1-4, P. Broberg 0-3
Pitches - Strikes: B. Castro 72-50, R. Austin 37-21, E. Rodriguez 14-8, T. Murphy 20-16, P. Broberg 17-10
Inherited Runners - Scored: E. Rodriguez 3-0
L. Tiant5.052203176523.60   
B. Lee L (0-1)5.041101156381.80   
Game Score: L. Tiant 52
Batters Faced: L. Tiant 21, B. Lee 17
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: L. Tiant 5-7, B. Lee 6-6
Pitches - Strikes: L. Tiant 76-52, B. Lee 56-38

Around the Majors:

John Montefusco of the Giants would throw a complete game shut out of the Padres. Toby Harrah would go 3-5 with two homers as the Rangers beat the Twins 11-2. Frank Tanana would throw a complete game shutout and strike out 12 batters as the Angels beat the Royals

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