Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'77 Astros win a nail biter

Over at Play That Funky Baseball, your 1977 Astros defeated the Cardinals 7-6 on a bases-loaded strikeout by Joe Sambito to end the game.

Gee look, a one-run game! Underwood doesn’t exactly wow the Astros, putting 14 of the 23 guys he faces on base before his plug is pulled. Still, St. Louis battles back against Bannister, score two in the 7th to make it 6-5 but Ken Forsch gets out of a bases loaded jam to send it to the 9th—where Sambito whiffs Roger Freed to get out of a bases loaded jam and end the game. These two teams are separated by one wafer-thin mint.


Record: 3-2
GB: 1