* april 28th is in the books   2 comments

let’s take a quick glance at what happened on the reprise of april 28, 1975 …

DET 040 110 101 - 8 18 1
BAL 010 000 000 - 1  7 1

DET: Coleman (W, 2-2) 9.0; Freehan 9.0
BAL: Cuellar (L, 1-3) 3.0, Johnson 2.0, Reynolds 1.1, Alexander 2.2; Hendricks 9.0

DET home runs: Horton (2)
BAL home runs: none 

The O's have struggled to get things going early this season.
They came into this game with a 5-8 record and hoped to take an
easy one from Detroit, however the Tigers have been on a roll
winning 6 of their last 8 games.  The O's struggle would continue.

Mike Cuellar got hammered in the second inning as he also struggled
to find the plate, walking three in the second frame alone.  He would end up walking five
in just three innings.  

The Tigers batters have been hot and continued to stroke the ball and being patient at the
plate.  And while the hitters were doing their job, it was Joe Coleman who may have surprised
the Oriles the most allowing only seven hits in the complete game victory.
CHW 010 100 000 - 2 8 2
KCR 000 100 000 - 1 6 0

CHW: Wood (W, 2-4) 7.0, Gossage (Sv, 3) 2.0; Downing 9.0
KCR: Busby (L, 2-2) 9.0; Martinez 9.0

CHW home runs: none
KCR home runs: Mayberry (5)

Wood earned his first victory after dropping his last three starts and being
drummed out of two of them before the fifth inning.  Today he went seven
strong innings giving up only one run to the season long impotent Royals offense.

Busby, on the bump for the Royals, went the distance pitching a nice little ball
game while not getting any run support.  This has been an ongoing issue for the
Royals during the month of April.  Their team batting average is only .215.
Something will have to change to wake this ball club up.  They're a better team
than their record indicates.


CLE 031 010 201 - 8 13 1
NYY 011 000 000 - 2  8 0

CLE: Peterson (W, 2-1) 7.0, Kern 2.0; Ellis 9.0
NYY: May (L, 1-1) 7.0, Mason 2.0; Munson 9.0

CLE home runs: Hendrick 2 (3), Ellis (2)
NYY home runs: none

The Indian bats woke up from their hibernation.  Granted they're
waking up about three weeks later than they should have, but
they ARE waking up.  Rudy May was the victim of the day as
New York's pitching continues to have its ups and downs on
the short season.

The tribe tallied three runs in the top of the second with a gaggle of
singles.  They added a solo run in the third with a George Hendrick
rope that cleared the wall by inches.  He would add another homer
in the top of the ninth, too.  

Meanwhile the Yankees were struggling with both their pitching and their hitting.
With the bullpen looking like swiss cheese after the recent double header, short
stop, Jim Mason, appeared on the mound in the top of the eighth inning.  He pitched
the last two innings giving up only one more run.  

"I haven't pitched since high school," Mason said after the game.  "It was kinda cool."


and now a preview of April 29, 1975:

OAK (Abbott 1-1) @ MIN (Blyleven 4-1)
CLE (Hood 0-1) @ NYY (Gura 0-1)
DET (Lolich 1-1) @ BAL (Grimsley 1-1)
CAL (Hassler 0-2) @ KCR (Splittorff 4-0)
CHW (Osteen 2-0) @ TEX (Jenkins 1-1)


Posted 11/21/2010 by rick in 1975, Replay, Statis Pro

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  1. dr rick:
    it appears the yankees were cooked by their own front office. did u notice that the indians battery was really yankees? fritz had just been with the yankees in 1974, and they let johnny ellis get away just as his offense rounded into shape in 1972. he took a cut in pay 2 move 2 cleveland.

    • ellis wasn’t involved, but the yanks were looking to oust kekich and/or peterson from the big apple after their wife/life swap from ’73.


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