Wausau Daily Herald from Wausau, Wisconsin on August 10, 1982 · 13
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The Daily Herald, Wausau-Merrill, Wis. Tuesday, August 10, 1982 Page 13 Nose-dive hits 7 games 'lead shrinks to one-half game Braves Closing In On The Bravos Atlanta Braves .t WMmMJh !nAi H 30 31 lmM4 5 6 f ' By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Joe Torre isn't pressing the panic button yet, but he figures his Atlanta Braves better get on the stick soon. "We need our pep and spirit back," said the chagrined Atlanta manager after watching his nose-diving team lose 3-0 to the San Francisco Giants Monday night. "I'm not taking anything away from Jim Barr. He pitched a super game but we didn't have it tonight." The Braves only managed three hits off Barr, who is usually a relief pitcher an niartrt arr' wno ls usual'y a relief pitcher and was makine only his second start of the season. The result was Atlanta's seventh straight loss. "Maybe it's because of what happened over the weekend, but we're down," said Torre, referring to a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers. "We didn't have any life at all tonight." The Dodgers, by the way, trailed the Braves by 10Vi games 11 days ago in the National League West, but are now only a half-game behind the Braves as a result, of their 3-2, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds Monday night. Dodgers 3, Reds 2 Pedro Guerrero slugged Jim Kern's first pitch of the 13th inning for his 22nd home run to lead Los Angeles over Cincinnati, the Dodgers' seventh straight win and 11th in their last 12 games. Reliever Dave Stewart, 7-6, retired the last 18 batters to earn the victory Stewart, who was 3-1 against the Reds last year with one save, walked one and struck out five in his six innings of hit-less relief. Kern, 1-5, took over in the 11th and worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam, then left two on in the 12th before Guerrero nailed him with a shot into the left-center field pavilion at Dodger Stadium. Cubs 9, Expos 2 Bill Buckner went 4-for-5, including a pair of solo home runs, and Ryne Sand-berg added a three-run shot as Chicago defeated Montreal for its fifth straight victory. The Cubs have won seven of their last eight, and the five-game winning streak is their longest since August of 1979. The Cubs put the game away early taking a 7-0 lead after 5 innings as Buckner hit his two homers and Sand-berg belted his shot off Scott Sanderson, 6-11, who lost his seventh straight game. Ferguson Jenkins, 7-13, gained his first victory since July 9. Astros 4, Padres 3 Alan Ashby hit two solo home runs and Don Sutton and two relievers combined on a seven-hitter to carry Houston over San Diego. Sutton, 11-8, struck out one and walked three in 7 2-3 innings before getting relief help from Bert Roberge and Dave Smith, who gained his ninth save after giving up two runs in the ninth oil an error and a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Kurt Bevacqua. John Montefusco, 9-7, pitched the first seven innings for the Padres, allowing all Houston's runs. Phillies 4, Pirates 3 Second game suspended Pinch-hitter George Vukovich drove home two runs with a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning off ace reliever Kent Tekulve, enabling Philadelphia to edge Pittsburgh in the first game of a doubleheader. Mike Easier drove in four runs with a two-run homer and a two-run single, as the Pirates rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 9-6 lead with two out in the eighth inning of the second game when it was suspended under a major league rule. The Pirates had scored four runs in the top of the eighth when the game was halted by rain. The rule prohibits resumption of play following a rain delay past 12:45 a.m. The suspended game will begin prior to tonight's game between the two teams. Cardinals 7, Mets 2 Willie McGee hit a two-out, bases-loaded triple that fueled a four-run, fifth-inning rally and carried St. Louis' over New York. The inning erased a 2-1 Mets' lead and made a winner of Jeff Lahti, 3-2, who took over for Dave LaPoint in the fourth inning. Brewers lengthen their lead over second-place Red Sox Lohr leads Legion junior golf tournament By MIKE O'BRIEN AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers' party line still is that they're thinking only one game at a time, but Manager Harvey Kuenn isn't above an occasional peek at the scoreboard. ' ' And Kuenn was well aware that the Brewers' 9-1 victory over Texas Monday night and Boston's 4-2 defeat by Toronto gave them their biggest lead of the season in the American League East, 3 games over the second-place Red Sox. Third-place Baltimore lost 9-5 to the Chicago White Sox and slipped to five eames behind the Brewers "I thought Toronto played excellent tonight," Kuenn said, grinning. "Even though I didn't see a pitch, I think they pitched super. And I hope the White Sox put on a spurt against Baltimore." ; Kuenn said he isn't concerned about the size of the Brewers' lead f just yet. ; "But I never had any doubt we could stay on top, even during our recent mini-slump," he said. "If that was the worst we'll go through all year, no one will catch us." The Brewers apparently have ended their mini-slump with six victories in their last eight games. A major reason has been the effectiveness of Mike Caldwell, who scattered six Texas hits Monday night for his third successive victory. : Caldwell, 10-10, with a better sinker than he has had in two or three years, has allowed only five earned runs in his last 34 innings and has dropped his earned run average from 4.85 on July 21 to 4.14. "Through the first eight innings I kept the ball below the knees for all but two pitches. One was a home run and one was a foul ball," said Caldwell, who recorded 19 outs on ground balls. "We have a lot of right-handed hitters, and his sinker moves away from them. When you try to pull it like we did, that's where all the ground balls come from," Rangers' Manager Darrell Johnson said. George Wright put Texas ahead 1-0 with his sixth homer in the third inning, snapping Caldwell's string of 18 successive shutout innings. But the Brewers scored four runs in the fifth against Doc Medich, 7-11. Marshall Edwards singled with one out and took third on a hit-and-run single by Jim Gantner, who finished with three hits and three runs scored. Paul Molitor walked with two out to load the bases, and Robin Yount looped a two-run double to right field. Cecil Cooper was intentionally walked to re-load the bases, and Gorman Thomas punched a two-run single to right. The Brewers added three runs in the sixth. Gantner hit an RBI-single off Steve Comer, and a single by Ned Yost and a grounder by Yount .scored the inning's third run. Gantner hit his fourth homer of the season in the eighth, and Yount added a sacrifice fly. TEXAS (1) MILWAUKEE (9) h bl 2 1 Molitor 3b 0 0 Yount ss 0 0 Cooper lb 2 0 GThomscf 0 0 Oglivielf n n unuu.ii mi. 1 n Eriuir - 0 0 Gantnr2b 0 Yostc 0 1 Totals 001 ooo h bi GWrght cf Grubblf BBell3b Hostetlrlb ' LAPrsh rf LJhnsndh Sundbrg c Richrdt2b Tolleson ss Stein ss Totals Milwaukee t Mjnrtharn rvo : i . . (8;:sH-GrubVbr's9?tJ6Y)ouGnrter M)" -" Tews ,P H "ERBBSO Medich L.7-11 5 8 6 6 2 1 Comer 3 4 j ? i !i Milwaukee laiowell W, 10-10 9 6 1 Medich Ditched to 2 batters in the 6th i mcuitn. I l : H. A 17,654 36 9 13 8 000 0001 043 02x 9 1 1 Eric Lohr carded a sizzling 33 on the second nine to take a two-stroke lead over Bob Ziemanski after the first day of the Wausau American Legion junior golf tournament Monday. Lohr shot a 43 over the first nine holes, while Ziemanski had rounds of 40 and 38 in Championship Flight. Clark Bobert and Eric Kuhary both finished with 89s and share the top spot in First Flight. Bobert had rounds of 46 and 43, while Kuhary had rounds of 49 and 40. Pack trims five players from team GREEN BAY. Wis. (AP) - Ouarterhark Nickie Hall and veteran defensive end Karl Lorch were among five victims of the Green Bay Packers' ax Monday. Offensive tackle Tony Vitale, wide receiver James Mallard and place-kicker Brian Speelman, all first year players, also were cut by the National Football league team as it pared its roster to 83 players. Hall, selected by the Packers in the 10th round of the 1981 draft, spent all last season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He had one of the strongest passing arms in camp, but his accuracy did not measure up. The Packers signed Lorch, 32, as a free agent June 28. He spent seven years with the Washington Redskins. Bob Schnelker, the Packers' offensive coordinator, said he was not impressed with Hall in pre-season practices. He said last week that Hall and Dan Manucci, another quarterback fighting for a job, would have "a difficult time making the team." The Packers now have four quarterbacks in camp Lynn Dickey, David Whitehurst, Rich Campbell and Manucci. Last week, Schnelker said Dickey was ' 'clearly number one. ' ' Packer Coach Bart Starr said Campbell, the Packers' first-round pick in 1981, was "progressing and coming along fine" after the team's scrimmage with the Buffalo Bills Saturday. "Five (quarterbacks) is an unworkable number," Starr said. "We would have preferred to go to camp with not that many, although we had reasons to look at that many. But we wanted to give Rich a lot more work." In addition, Starr said he was not pleased with Green Bay's offensive line play in the scrimmage. "Overall, we had some real ineffectiveness on display," he said. The Packers still have 17 offensive linemen, not counting ends, in camp. The 17 in clude eight guards. "We have numbers, but no one really has started to separate themselves," Starr said. "Many are still closely bunched. Until they start to separate, we'll go with numbers. The Packers listed five players as injured going into Saturday's exhibition opener against the New York Jets here. Dickey, who has a pulled leg muscle, and linebacker Rich Wingo, who has an injured neck, are questionable. Linebacker Mike Douglass, with a pulled hamstring, is doubtful. Wide receivers Fred Nixon and John Dettmann definitely will not play, the team said. Nixon has stress fractures and Dettmann is out with a knee injury. "We will try to temper between playing as many people as we want to and need to and trying to win," Starr said. "Obviously, we always try to win. But we have a number of obligations relative to the preseason, and most of those involve looking at personnel." J- Timbers earn 2-1 victory Ramirez checks Beloit on 4-hitter MIDWEST LEAGUE STANDINGS Northern Division W L Pet. Madison 70 47 . 596 Appleton 64 50 . 561 Wi. Rapids 45 67 .402 Wauia 4) 6t .M7 Central Division Springfield 67 45 .598 Beloit 60 53 . 531 Clinton SO 63 .442 Oanville 46 61 .404 Southern Division 69 46 63 54 56 58 Quad City Waterloo Burlington Cedar Rapids 51 .596 .538 .491 .443 Gl V'ti 14 7 171 22 12 Mmrfav't ft Mult ' Waterloo 4, Appleton 3 ' Madison 6. Cedar Rapids 3 Ouad Cities 5, Springfield 4 , Wisconsin Rapids 7, Clinton 4 Burlington 6. Danville 4 Wausau 2, leloH 1 Tuesday's Gomel Cedar Rapids at Appleton - Waterloo at Madison ' Burlington at Springfield - Beloit at Wisconsin Rapldi Quad Cities at Danville ' Clinton at Wausau - - Wednesday's Games Cedar Rapids at Appleton Waterloo at Madison Burlington at Springfield Beloit at Wisconsin Rapids Ouad Cities at Danville Sainton at Wausau By JAY LILLGE Herald Sports Writer It's a good thing Wausau Timbers' trainer Tom "Radar" Hunt ls lousy at making predictions. Before Monday night's 2-1 victory over the Beloit Brewers, Hunt told Manager R.J. Harrison not to be surprised If starting pitcher Randy Ramirez could only go four or five innings. Ramirez, who has been battling a cold the past few days, overcame 54-degree weather to hurl a masterful four-hitter as the Timbers stopped a two-game losing streak. Beloit second baseman Butch Kirby didn't care for the cold. He booted two ground balls in a row off the bats of Ivan Calderon and Jay Erdahl in the first inning to let in two unearned runs. It all started when Brian David and Rennie Brown drew walks. The first Kirby error loaded the bases for Erdahl. The second miscue allowed David to score. Chip Conklin then unloaded a sacrifice fly to center field to score Brown. Beloit got its lone run in the second when Marcos Gomez singled, stole second and scored on Collin Tanabe's single to center. J After that, Ramirez was nearly untouchable. During one stretch from the sixth to ninth inning, he retired 10 batters in a row. He was also aided by two double plays. "He's got four good pitches and he knows how to pitch," Harrison said of the Anaheim, Calif, native, who now sports a 4-0 record and 1.98 earned run average. "He's not afraid to throw that slider when he gets behind a hitter." The Timbers tried to play giveaway in the ninth inning when, with one out, Brian Finley singled to right. Erdahl charged the ball and booted it, allowing Finley to get all the way to third base. Brad DeKraii stepped up and hit a sharp grounder to third baseman Donnell Nixon, who alertly whirled and tagged Finley before he could get back. Not so alertly, the Timbers were caught flat-footed when DeKraii continued to second base on the play. Following a walk to Jim Paciorek, Ramirez got Gomez to ground out to Nixon to end the game. "We really tried to make it exciting at the end," Harrison said. "Nixon's made , that same play three times this season. " The Timbers' mentor had words of praise for shortstop Mario Diaz, who had two hits and made a couple of fine plays in the field. "He's really shored up our defense quite a bit," Harrison observed. "He's a real leader out there. We all feel he's a lot stronger with the bat, too, and think he has a chance to be a .250 hitter anyway." The Timbers entertain the Clinton Giants in a pair of doubleheaders tonight and Wednesday, with 6:30 p.m. starts. BELOIT (1) ab VnBrkieolb 4 riniey cf DelCrjill 1h Paciorek rf Gomez dh Tanabe c Kirbv?h Klipstetnlf Samuel ss Totals Beloit E Nixon, Erdahl, ft M 0 0 WAUSAU (2) k bl ab 0 0 Nixon 3b 4 0 1 0 David 2b 2 0 fl A Rrnuifl II 0 0 0 Calderon cf 4 1 1 0 Erdahl rf 0 2 1 Conklin lb 1 0 0 0 Edmonds dh 3 0 0 0 Wilson c 3 0 0 0 Diaz ss 3 1 4 1 Totals 24 010 nnn inn nnn t "iron, craani, Kirov z. DP Beloit 3 iiifcwsaTv7Alr el.lt H wSLM S 2 0 S 5 Ramirez W,4-0 a 4 t f nnn i (Vv t Beloit 3; Sharing the lead in A Flight with 97s are Mike Larson and Joe Kaupie. Larson shot rounds of 49 and 48, while Kaupie had a 48 and 49. Craig Dreseinski leads B Flight with nines of 50 and 56 for a 106. A total of 46 golfers are participating in the tournament. The tournament was scheduled to conclude today. Following are the 18-hole scores: CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT Eric Lohr, 43-3376. and Bob Ziemanski, 40-3876; Shawn O'Neill, 43-38-31; Paul Haering, 40-4282; Chris Wicker, 40-43 83; Tom Dreyer, 44-4084, and Mike Hansen, 44-40 84; Bill Bvron, 46-4086; Keith Kaz-mierczak 41-4687, and Larry Tucker, 46-4187; Greg Ne-beker, 43-4588. FIRST FLIGHT Clark Bobert, 46-4389, and Eric Kuhary, 49-4089; Mike Shore, 46-4490; Mark Kaffar-nus, 45-46 91; Paul Hornung, 46-4692, Tony Tauer, 48-4492, Mike Welles, 48-4492, and Paul Alexander, 46-4692; Rick Koss, 46-4793; Marty Glavich, 49-4594; Perry Barr, 49-47 6. A FLIGHT Mike Larson, 49-4897, and Joe Kaupie, 48-4997; Tim Jauernig, 47-5198; David Blum, 63-53116, Shawn Caf-frev, 52-4799, Brian Counihan, 52- 4799, and Doug Hanes, 50-49 99; Mike Schulz, 52-48 100, and Mike Kraft, 54 46100; Scott Seidler, 52-49101, Mike. Steinlage, 50-51101, Darren Sutch, 46-55101, and Dave De-Tienne, 54-47101; Craig Oertel, 53- 50103. B FLIGHT Craig Dreseinski, 50-56106; Terry Gutowski, 55-52107; Troy Gutowski, 58-50108; Keith Desotelle, 56-54110, and Steve Dehnel. 57-531 10; Jason Young, 57-55112, and John Dunbar, 57-55112; Jeff Block, 59-57116, and David Blum, 63-53116; Scott Block, 71-63134. WP Embser. Time !:06. A 224. MM i, if , ' If '-vl. v4 0 H.- VH . -I Max Patkin baseball's clown Patkin show set Wedensday A rubberband neck and silly putty face hardly qualify as a ticket to the Major Leagues, but for baseball's Max Patkin, they have proven to be more valuable than a sizzling fastball or darting curve. Regarded as the clown prince of baseball, Patkin will be in Wausau Wednesday to offer fans a special serving of his unique humor. Performing during the Wausau Timbers doubleheader against the Clinton Giants, the 62-year-old Patkin has become as much of a fixture in baseball as horse-hide and leather. The first game starts at 6:30 p.m. The man who mimics a water spewing fountain at home plate and coaches first base while standing on his head, once dreamed of a career as a major league pitcher. Signing with the Chicago White Sox, Patkin pitched in the Army-Navy League during World War II where he faced an Air Force team which had Joe DiMaggio as its clean-up hitter. Patkin struck out the famed DiMaggio, the first time up, but the next time POW! ' $& DiMaggio hit the ball into the Pacific. The crowd laughed. Patkin went berserk, and a career was born.

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