The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 4, 1971 · Page 15
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'2nd Feared by S.F/S Fox SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)— an Francisco Giants 'manager Charlie Fox fears the dormant second barrel" of Pittsburgh's wo .long-range guns—Willie targeU and Bob Kobertson. While Stargell's bat, which oomed a National League high f 48 home runs during the egular season, lies powerless, | jg lue 5 . 3 Robertson has cracked three xorne runs,' a double and two LilltHlg V/U-I* J.«V". -~ - -ailing to get the bailout of the Leld. 'We won't contain Stargell oo much longer," said'Fox. 'He's too good a hitter. So how are you gonna stop Robertson, Charlie? 'If he's got a weakness, ^PITTSBURGH'S Bob Robertson, who hit a record three home runs and.a double Sunday to drhre in five runs in the secon d National League playoff game against fanSanciSl£day?£\he center of attraction as he is interviewed m locker room.—Standard-Examiner UPI Telephoto. Pittsburgh Evens Series On Robertson V3 Homert BlueSppiled Fqi/erffoHif BALTIMORE (UPI) — Vida Blue was so good he spoiled the A's. ' . In. his. two-previous .outings against Baltimore this season, he held the Orioles to one run in 18 innings. The A's 'began figuring- give Blue two or three runs and he's home free. They gave him a" three-run lead against the Orioles in the American League playoff opener Sunday. It wasn't enough. r came back with four md beat Ogden . Standard-Examiner,'. Monday,. October 4, 1971 3B .1 Baltimore Win in Opener BALTIMORE (UPI) — '.,Vi.da Blue .now :knows how-to-beat the Baltimore Orioles in the .playoffs but. he may not. get another chance. "Against this club, you've got to be perfect, 1 ' the- dejected young sensation of the baseball world said Sunday after the v. _i j.-, ___ ^\H: A! An 4-**rr,fTon 1 ' nlTTl send Mike Cuellar. against; Jim Hunter'/ are 'aiming, for-their third straight ; three-game. : play r ingles, triking Stargell out four is O-for-0, times and When it was allover, some of he Oakland players said they should've given Blue more runs o work with. "You figure Vida has .three runs —that's .all • you''need," said third baseman Sal Bando. 'You have a, tendency to lay back a little bit. We relaxed too much .after .we ..scored those :irst:tw6 runs in the second inning." if or four runs with two out in the seventh'-inning to beat'the Oakland A's 5-3 in the first game of the playoffs. "I had the lead and I let 'it get away. .1 blew it," Blue noted' since''the A's staked 'him to a 3-0 margin only to have the Orioles rally dramatically .to SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)Because Bob Robertson personally chased -away the "spooks" who haunt Candlestick Park, 'the Pittsburgh Pirates headed homers with. 48 has gone | -TJut: what; doesMhat.mat- hitless in 10 trips to the plate in the playoffs, hasn't hit the ball out of the infield, and has struck out four times. The only TUB .TlItSDUrgH JTlXdlCB ncau&v* oui..^.^ "— r , home today all square with the tune he's been on base he was San Francisco Giants and full i hit. by a pitch. of confidence. i But the lefty Giant pitchers We'll have the home field who stopped Stargell Sunday Pittsburgh " said hung around a little too long— Tthe two they § pitched to the next batter, slugger Kobertson as rae LWU laicv^^™ «'""--" teams battling for the National I nghthanded Robertson. League pennant took a day off OPENED SECOND for travel in their best-of-five series. . The series became tied at one game each Sunday when Robertson, who hadn't hit a home run since Aug. 25, blasted -three of 'em in leading the to a romping 8-4 Pirates • victory. His slugging, which paced a 15-hit Pirate assault on six Giants' pitchers, seemed to put "to rest forever the idea that the - Pirates, the National League s best hitting team, are spooked by Candlestick Park, toe Giants' home. Until this explosion the Pirates just didnt s°em able to hit here—losing -five of six games here during : the regular season and tne opening game of the playoffs on ". Saturday, 5-4. : FACES MYSTERY and got Stargell on a grounder Cnsh 2b to end a first-inning threat—but'ciin« cf Robertson whacked him for a """" " double to open the second and go on to score the Pirates' first run. Cumberland fanned Stargell with one on to end the It was a major basebal mystery, and Pirate players • themselves constantly asked why they're Giant starter John 'Cumber- ter?" said Willie. "We lost." , The Pirates call on Nelson j Briles (8-4) in the third game Tuesday while the Giants bring in "their ace; Juan Marichal (18- II) Marichal. won the division- clinching game for the Giants on the last day of the season. The price the Giants are paying for going down to the last .day is that they can use Marichal only once in the playoffs. Box score: I I ilG O &WI/ ' ~ " ' we've got to find- it pretty soon. Somebody's found it. That guy was nasty." BLEW CHANCES Fox admitted his team blew chances to break, open the game by failing to score more lian one run with the bases loaded and one out in both the first and sixth innings. San Francisco left' 12 runners on base. "Stranding 12 is too much at any time," said Fox. "The game could've turned around in the first inning. We had a chance to break it open then. Fox says'he plans no lineup changes for the remainder of the best-of-five series at Pittsburgh "unless Bonds can play.' Outfielder Bobby Bonds was unable to start either of the two games at Candlestick Park during the weekend because torn cartilage and muscle in his rib cage makes his swing painful. "If Bonds can play, he will be in there Tuesday," added the Giants , skipper. "We also can use him defensively just about any time. This guy led the club in nearly every hitting category we certainly could use his off sweep. REGULAR SEASON . Blue- who beat the Orioles twice during the regular season on four-hitters; Bitched - well considering he's only 22 and was facing playoff pressure lor the first time. .But he wasn't super. He was within one out-of getting out. of the seventh inning with- a 3-1 lead when he gave up Mark Belanger's run-scoring single, Curt Motion's pinch double.that tied it 3-3-and Paul Blair's two- knows it better than Blue. He said he's willing to come back Wednesday with two days rest but there's no guarantee the Series will go past the third jame Tuesday ir. Oakland. "It's not a -question of wanting to pitch Wednesday, it's a question of wanting to win " Blue said. "I may even have to go out to the bullpen Tuesday. I think I could put out. a couple of good innings." NEVER KNOW Blue sounded like a guy game Orioles rally aramauuauy iu. ucu. " « » — - - — •, .-,- v t . boost their three.-year; playoff run^double that decided the record to 7-0. ' ' "' .. . "" The Orioles, who will, attempt to take a 2-0 lead in the'best-of- series today when they a.j.i.i'w. . Losing, the opener with their ace leaves- the A's in a ^desperate situation and- -no one a Baltimore tried to be Pittsburgh San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bl 5130 Henderson If 3 01 i 3111 Fuentes 2b 5220 Oliver ci 1110 Mays Cf 5123 C emente rf 5131 McCovey Ib 3 0 1 o Stargell If 5000 Rosario pr 0 0 0 0 Robcrtsn Ib 5 4 J 5 Kingham rf 3010 Sarrautllen c SI 21 Deitz c XOOO lagen"b" 1 0 0 0 Gallagher .3D 4000 300 -0>,Speier ss 3 1 ? ? PITCHING HAS EDGE Asked whether Pittsburgh might now have the edge playing on its home field to wind up the series. Fox replied: "No, I don't think so. Pitching has the edge ... always." Second-guessers in the grandstand wondered why Fox had pinchhitter Frank "Duffy still try to bunt with two strikes on him in the sixth, runners on first and second, and nobody out. worried about sweep but he optimistic. "You never know," he added. "We may have to play five games." The other A's.refused to be downhearted. "We've got a 21- game winner going Monday, Dave Duncan said. "I have all the confidence in the world.' Sal Bando added, "It's 'not going to affect us too much. They're going to have to beat a guy just as good-on Monday." Blue, who was 23-6 on Aug. 29 but 1-2 the rest of the season, said, "I had good stuff,' the same kind I've had in my last three starts. I had good rhythm. My control was on,and off, though.. J would v get itvand lose-it.". '.- -• • . - • ' ••« • Ultimately,'his'lack of control proved to be his downfall even though he walked just two batters. Warned by manager JEarl Weaver not to "chase (Blue's pitches, the Orioles looked him ; -over closely, working the count to 3-2 six times and forcing him to throw 133 pitches in seven innings in the humid weather. It may have tired Blue. When Motion got the hit that tied it 3-3, it was off a 3-1 pitah that Blue said was one of the two bad pitches he made during the game. Box score: Campnrs 55 Rudl If Jackson rf Davis Ib Bando 30 Manguai cf Duncan c Epstein ph I Green 2b Blue p Fingers p Totals Oakland Baltimore ,1010 Johnson 2b < 1 1 o 4-0 0 0 Rettnmnd If • 4 0 -1 1 ^110 FRoblnsn rf 3100 i \ 2 o Powell Ib * o i o 4 1 2 2 BROblnsn 3b 3110 3 02 1 Etchsbrrn c 3 0 o 0 1000 Bellinger ss 2 1 1 1 1000 MCNolly P 2000 3000 Morton ph i.o i i OOOO Palmer pr 0 1 o o Walt p oooo M3J) Totals 305 7 5 020100000— 3 000 100 40X— 5 C . JU ,,,,^M. DP-Oakland 1, Baltimore I. LOB-GsKland t, Baltimore 3. 2B-Rudi Bando, Duncan, Manguai, Johnson, Rcttenmund, .Motion, Blair, Campancris. 3B-Mangual. S-Crcen. ^ ^ s&- L -VT!!!! McNally W . ,', n o o 1 W S?v^W.M. T-2:2 3 . A-iJl. °. Hebner 3b gell with one on to end j tne H«« r» ^. -^ m , r] ; d p oooo third, but Robertson opened the gf,S 8p 3 o o o Barr p i J.o o r ii :«. „ -u^^o^ Miller D 1 0 D 0 McMahon p oooo : found being ~~—— — * "spooked".in San Francisco. Now it's manager Charlie. Fox of the Giants who's faced -•with the-mystery. "If Robertson has a weak- npss, we'have got to find it" sighed Fox after Sundays game. "Obviously, somebody has found it." Fox's last remark was a reference. to -the fact -Robertson had gone homer-less for the last five weeks of the regular season- But Robertson says that's entirely, due to the gunpy knee that's been bothering him. "Favoring the knee messed up my swing," he explained "Some shots of cortisone I got recently helped a lot. They sure .must have helped me Sunday, because I don't have days like that very often." WITH WRY GRIN Nobody ever has had a day like that in a playoff before—i the rusty-haired first baseman s; three homers were a playoff | •record. "That man was nasty, said Fox with a wry grin. "The •whole story was the first baseman,"-said Pirate manager 'Danny Murtaugh with a much ijiider Irish grin. '' The Giants' problem is that : -th« "medicine" that works",,on Willie-Stargell doesn't work on "Kobertson. f Lefty-swinging Stargell, who led the National League in fourth with a homer. Believer Ron Bryant fanned Stargell - with two on in -the seventh; but Robertson cleared th° bases with his .second homer. And reliever Steve Hamilton fanned Stargell to open the ninth, only to get whscked for Robertson's third homer. The Giants -lost the chance to gu two games up-in the playoffs because they failed to kayo Pirates' starter Dock Ellis, who admitted "I didn't have anything." in the first inning. Leading 1-0, they had the bases loaded with one out and failed to score Miller' P 1 0 D 0 McMahon p 0 o'o o 6ltt ., IP ooo.g«y h £ p( jooo Bryant p oooo Hart ph 1 o 0 0 Hamilton p OOOO Totals 41»1J» ^'i,.,,.^ 4 * 4 Pittsburgh 010110401— San Francisco 110000002—4 in rrdiiki3t.v ••- , . -. n DP-Plttsburgh 1, San Francisco 1. LOB Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 11. _ 2B-Mays, Robertson, Spcier, Cash, Fuentes. H R.Robertson 3, Chnes, Mays S-Cumberland. SB-Henderson, Sanguillen. IP h r er tab so Ellis W Miller Cumberland L Barr McMahon Carrithers Bryant Hamilton 5 « .2- 2 4 1 33 2233. 1 0 0 0 0 01 373304 131102 200002 033300 "211112 111103 Cumberland pitched to 2 batters In 4th - - - to 2 batters In 5th Barr pitched Carrithers pitched to 31 batters in 7th, Miller pitched to 3 batters In 9th. .v atuic a&? ui. sove-Giustl. HBP-by Ellis (Gallagher), And in the Sixth-, when..they by-Bryant.-(Hebner). -FB-Sanaulllen. T,-., , mi:..-;-Mia™ Tis/1-.-fhe 3:23. 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