Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

The Giants looking to even the series sends lefty Vida Blue (18-10 2.79 Grade 15) to the bump opposite Dick Ruthven (13-5 2.99 Grade 12) for the Phillies.

Just as with Game 1 this one belonged to the pitchers. The get a run in the 2nd when Richie Hebner goes for a triple to drive in Greg Luzinski. In the 4th they would scratch another run with some ABC baseball. Mike Schmidt walked, Luzinski get a base knock, Hebner lays down a perfect sacrifice and Garry Maddox brings home Schmidt with a sac fly. That would be the only scoring of the games as Ruthven would throw a 4 hit shutout. The Phillies win 2-0 despite just 2 hits in the game and lead the series 2-0.

Final Score: Phillies 2, Giants 0

WP: Dick Ruthven (1-0)

LP: Vida Blue (0-1)

HR’s: None

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