1970 Baseball Replay

Tuesday, April 7, 1970 ~ County Stadium

California
8
Milwaukee
3

Player of the Game

10178
Game Score: 65

Attendance

36,107 (83.2%)

Starters' Game Scores

CAL: Andy Messersmith : 69 MIL: Lew Krausse : 44

Game Notes

Born out of bankruptcy, the Brewers brought baseball back to Milwaukee, but in name only. Their deeds, and those of their overzealous fans, in the season opener against the California Angels belied their major league status as they stumbled to an 8-3 defeat.

Frequently throughout the game, a first for a Milwaukee team since the Braves departed 4 1/2 years ago, spectators from the crowd of 37,237 - about 10,000 short of a sellout - climbed out of the stands and raced around the field.

Andy Messersmith scattered eight hits between the interruptions caused by the home fans. The lone highlight was Danny Walton's home run in the 8th, the first for the Brewers. Walton also scored the first Brewer run on Jerry McNertney ground-out in the fourth.

In other Brewer firsts, Russ Snyder collected the first base hit.

Head to Head

Date Away Home
4/7 CAL 8 MIL 3
4/8 CAL 6 MIL 5
4/20 MIL 7 CAL 11
4/21 MIL 8 CAL 3
4/22 MIL 7 CAL 8
6/19 MIL CAL
6/20 MIL CAL
6/21 MIL CAL
6/29 CAL MIL
6/30 CAL MIL
7/1 CAL MIL
7/2 CAL MIL
9/11 MIL CAL
9/12 MIL CAL
9/13 MIL CAL
9/21 CAL MIL
9/22 CAL MIL
9/24 CAL MIL
MIL 1 wins vs. CAL 4 wins
5 played of 18 total games
		
		
4/7/1970, CAL70-MIL70, County Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Angels            1  0  3  0  0  1  3  0  0     8 13  1     9  1
1970 Brewers           0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  0     3  8  3     7  1
 
Angels               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Brewers              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Alomar            2b  5  1  4  2  .800    Harper            2b  3  0  0  0  .000
Fregosi           ss  4  0  0  1  .000    Snyder            cf  4  0  1  0  .250
Voss              rf  5  0  2  0  .400    Hegan             1b  4  0  0  0  .000
Johnson,A         lf  5  1  2  1  .400    Walton            lf  4  2  2  1  .500
 Johnstone        cf  0  0  0  0  .000    Hovley,S          rf  4  0  2  0  .500
Spencer           1b  5  1  1  1  .200    McNertney         c   4  0  0  1  .000
Repoz             cf  4  1  1  1  .250    Alvis             3b  4  1  1  0  .250
Azcue             c   5  1  1  0  .200    Kubiak            ss  4  0  2  1  .500
Rodriguez,A       3b  4  2  1  0  .250    Krausse           p   1  0  0  0  .000
Messersmith       p   3  1  1  1  .333     Rollins,R        ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                     40  8 13  7           Gelnar           p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Meyer            p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Valdespino       ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                           Morris           p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Savage           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                                               35  3  8  3
 
Angels                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Messersmith      W 1-0           9.0  8  3  2  2  7 154  95  2.00
                                 9.0  8  3  2  2  7 154  95 
 
Brewers                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Krausse          L 0-1           5.0  8  4  3  1  1  89  58  5.40
Gelnar                           1.0  2  1  0  0  0  22  15  0.00
Meyer                            1.0  3  3  3  1  1  20  12 27.00
Morris                           2.0  0  0  0  0  3  27  21  0.00
                                 9.0 13  8  6  2  5 158 106 
 
CAL: Johnstone inserted at cf in the 8th
     Repoz moved to lf in the 8th
MIL: Rollins,R batted for Krausse in the 5th
     Valdespino batted for Meyer in the 7th
     Savage batted for Morris in the 9th
 
E-Rodriguez,A, Harper, Alvis, Kubiak. 2B-Spencer(1), Repoz(1), Alvis(1), 
Kubiak(1). 3B-Alomar(1). HR-Walton(1). RBI-Alomar 2(2), Fregosi(1), 
Johnson,A(1), Spencer(1), Repoz(1), Messersmith(1), Walton(1), McNertney(1), 
Kubiak(1). SB-Johnson,A(1). K-Johnson,A, Repoz 2, Rodriguez,A, Messersmith, 
Harper 2, Hegan, Hovley,S 2, Kubiak, Krausse. BB-Repoz, Rodriguez,A, 
Harper 2. SH-Messersmith. SF-Fregosi. PB-Azcue. 
GWRBI: Johnson,A
Temperature: 63, Sky: clear, Wind: none.
4/7/1970, CAL70-MIL70, County Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Angels            1  0  3  0  0  1  3  0  0     8 13  1     9  1
1970 Brewers           0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  0     3  8  3     7  1
 
 
Angels               -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Alomar            2b 1>S            S          4>S            note 1       T.3-H;1-H 
Fregosi           ss   7            8            note 2       9/SF.3-H     13        
Voss              rf   S.1-2      3>6            43           S.1-3      8>Morris    
                                                                           53        
Johnson,A         lf   S.2-H;1-2    S          5>63           7            k         
 Johnstone        cf                                                                 
Spencer           1b   note 3       SB2          43         7>Meyer        9         
                                    D.2-H                     9                      
Repoz             cf   W.1-2        D.2-H        e6.B-1       k          9>k         
Azcue             c    3/g          7.2-3        6/L          S            63        
Rodriguez,A       3b 2>7            e4.3-H;B-1 6>Gelnar       W.1-2        k         
                                                 S                                   
Messersmith       p    k            8            note 4       S.2-H;1-3              
 
 1: 36/f.2-3;B-1  2: 5/ldp.1x1(53)  3: 46/f.2-3;B-1  4: e5/SH.1-2;B-1 
 
 
Brewers              -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Harper            2b 1>W            k            4/L          W            k         
Snyder            cf   S.1-2        7            6            note 1                 
Hegan             1b   2/fl       4>k          6>5/fl         9                      
Walton            lf   8.2-3        S            7          8>HR                     
Hovley,S          rf   k            S.1-2        S            k                      
McNertney         c  2>63           pb.2-3;1-2   54/f         5/L                    
                                    53.3-H;2-3                                       
Alvis             3b   e5.B-1       8          7>D            4                      
Kubiak            ss   543/gdp    5>S            D.2-H      9>k                      
Krausse           p  3>k                                                             
 Rollins,R        ph                4                                                
 Gelnar           p                                                                  
 Meyer            p                                                                  
 Valdespino       ph                             8                                   
 Morris           p                                                                  
 Savage           ph                                          5                      
 
 1: 36/f.2-3;B-1 
 
 
Angels           IN OUT ER                  Brewers          IN OUT ER                  
Messersmith      A1  E1  2 W 1-0           Krausse           A1  C7  3 L 0-1            
                                           Gelnar            C8  D4  0                  
                                           Meyer             D5  E2  3                  
                                           Morris            E3  E8  0                  
4/7/1970, CAL70-MIL70, County Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Angels            1  0  3  0  0  1  3  0  0     8 13  1     9  1
1970 Brewers           0  0  0  1  0  0  1  1  0     3  8  3     7  1
 
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----
 
**************  Top of the 1st inning, Angels batting
 0-0  0 --- 21  Alomar reached on an infield single to the pitcher (CBBX)
 0-0  0 1-- 20  Fregosi flied out to left (BBX)
 0-0  1 1-- 11  Voss reached on an infield single to second, Alomar to 
                  second (CBX)
 0-0  1 12- 01  Johnson,A lined a single to shallow center, Alomar 
                  scored, Voss to second (CX)
 1-0  1 12- 12  Spencer grounded to second, forcing Johnson,A at second, 
                  Voss to third, Spencer to first (BFSX)
 1-0  2 1-3 31  Repoz walked, Spencer to second (BCBBB)
 1-0  2 123 02  Azcue grounded out to first (CSX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Brewers batting
 1-0  0 --- 32  Harper walked (BFBFBB)
 1-0  0 1-- 01  Snyder lined a single to shallow left, Harper to second 
                  (1111FX)
 1-0  0 12- 31  Hegan popped out to the catcher (FBBBX)
 1-0  1 12- 32  Walton flied out to center, Harper to third (BBFBFX)
 1-0  2 1-3 02  Hovley,S struck out (SFS)
 
**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Angels batting
 1-0  0 --- 22  Rodriguez,A flied out to left (BFFBX)
 1-0  1 --- 22  Messersmith struck out (BSBSC)
 1-0  2 --- 00  Alomar reached on an infield single to short (X)
 1-0  2 1-- 22  Fregosi flied out to center (BBCFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Brewers batting
 1-0  0 --- 32  McNertney grounded out to short (BBBCCFX)
 1-0  1 --- 11  Alvis to first on an error by the third baseman 
                  Rodriguez,A (BCX)
 1-0  1 1-- 22  Kubiak grounded into a double play, Rodriguez,A to Alomar 
                  to Spencer (FBFFBX)
 
**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Angels batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Voss popped out to short (X)
 1-0  1 --- 20  Johnson,A lined a single to shallow center (BBX)
 1-0  1 1-- 00  Johnson,A stole second (>B)
 1-0  1 -2- 10  Spencer doubled deep to right, Johnson,A scored (>B.X)
 2-0  1 -2- 22  Repoz lined a double to left center, Spencer scored 
                  (CBCBFX)
 3-0  1 -2- 22  Azcue flied out to left, Repoz to third (BBFCFFX)
 3-0  2 --3 32  Repoz scored, Rodriguez,A to first on an error by the 
                  second baseman Harper (CBBFBX)
 4-0  2 1-- 01  Messersmith flied out to center (CX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Brewers batting
 4-0  0 --- 22  Krausse struck out (BFFBFC)
 4-0  1 --- 22  Harper struck out (BCFBS)
 4-0  2 --- 02  Snyder flied out to left (CFX)
 
**************  Top of the 4th inning, Angels batting
 4-0  0 --- 01  Alomar lined a single to right center (FX)
 4-0  0 1-- 02  Fregosi lined into a double play, Alvis to Hegan, Alomar 
                  out at first (FFX)
 4-0  2 --- 12  Voss grounded out to second (CFBX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Brewers batting
 4-0  0 --- 22  Hegan struck out (CFFBBC)
 4-0  1 --- 00  Walton reached on an infield single to the pitcher (X)
 4-0  1 1-- 22  Hovley,S lined a single to center, Walton to second 
                  (BFBFX)
 4-0  1 12- 12  Azcue allowed a passed ball, Walton to third, Hovley,S to 
                  second (BFFB)
 4-0  1 -23 22  McNertney grounded out to third, Walton scored, Hovley,S 
                  to third (BFFB.FX)
 4-1  2 --3 12  Alvis flied out to center (FBSFX)
 
**************  Top of the 5th inning, Angels batting
 4-1  0 --- 11  Johnson,A grounded out to short (BFX)
 4-1  1 --- 02  Spencer grounded out to second (FFFX)
 4-1  2 --- 11  Repoz to first on an error by the shortstop Kubiak (BCX)
 4-1  2 1-- 20  Azcue lined out to short (BBX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Brewers batting
 4-1  0 --- 10  Kubiak grounded a single up the middle (BX)
                Rollins,R pinch hitting for Krausse
 4-1  0 1-- 22  Rollins,R popped out to second (BFBFX)
 4-1  1 1-- 00  Harper lined out to second (X)
 4-1  2 1-- 00  Snyder popped out to short (X)
 
**************  Top of the 6th inning, Angels batting
                Gelnar now pitching
 4-1  0 --- 11  Rodriguez,A lined a single to shallow left (BCX)
 4-1  0 1-- 01  Rodriguez,A to second, Messersmith to first on an error 
                  by the third baseman Alvis (CXb)
 4-1  0 12- 11  Alomar grounded to first, forcing Messersmith at second, 
                  Rodriguez,A to third, Alomar to first (SbBX)
 4-1  1 1-3 00  Fregosi hit a sacrifice fly to right, Rodriguez,A scored 
                  (X)
 5-1  2 1-- 32  Voss lined a single between first and second, Alomar to 
                  third (BBBCS>X)
 5-1  2 1-3 22  Johnson,A flied out to left (BCFFBFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Brewers batting
 5-1  0 --- 21  Hegan popped out to third (BCBX)
 5-1  1 --- 12  Walton flied out to left (CBSX)
 5-1  2 --- 11  Hovley,S lined a single down the right field line (CBX)
 5-1  2 1-- 00  McNertney grounded to third, forcing Hovley,S at second 
                  (X)
 
**************  Top of the 7th inning, Angels batting
                Meyer now pitching
 5-1  0 --- 21  Spencer flied out to right (CBBX)
 5-1  1 --- 12  Repoz struck out (FSBS)
 5-1  2 --- 12  Azcue grounded a single between first and second (BCFFX)
 5-1  2 1-- 30  Rodriguez,A walked, Azcue to second (BBBB)
 5-1  2 12- 00  Messersmith lined a single to right center, Azcue scored, 
                  Rodriguez,A to third (X)
 6-1  2 1-3 00  Alomar grounded a triple down the first base line, 
                  Rodriguez,A scored, Messersmith scored (X)
 8-1  2 --3 00  Fregosi grounded out to the mound (X)
 
**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Brewers batting
 8-1  0 --- 00  Alvis doubled deep down the right field line (X)
 8-1  0 -2- 21  Kubiak lined a double down the right field line, Alvis 
                  scored (FBBX)
                Valdespino pinch hitting for Meyer
 8-2  0 -2- 32  Valdespino lined out to center (SBCBFBX)
 8-2  1 -2- 32  Harper walked (BBCFBFB)
 8-2  1 12- 22  Snyder grounded to first, forcing Harper at second, 
                  Kubiak to third, Snyder to first (CBCBFX)
 8-2  2 1-3 22  Hegan flied out to right (BSFBX)
 
**************  Top of the 8th inning, Angels batting
                Morris now pitching
 8-2  0 --- 21  Voss grounded out to third (FBBX)
 8-2  1 --- 22  Johnson,A struck out (CFBFBFFFFFS)
 8-2  2 --- 02  Spencer flied out to right (CFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Brewers batting
                Johnstone now playing center field
                Repoz moved to left field
 8-2  0 --- 20  Walton homered deep down the left-field line (BBX)
 8-3  0 --- 22  Hovley,S struck out (BFFBS)
 8-3  1 --- 10  McNertney lined out to third (BX)
 8-3  2 --- 32  Alvis popped out to second (BBCBSX)
 
**************  Top of the 9th inning, Angels batting
 8-3  0 --- 02  Repoz struck out (SFC)
 8-3  1 --- 00  Azcue grounded out to short (X)
 8-3  2 --- 22  Rodriguez,A struck out (BCFBS)
 
**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Brewers batting
 8-3  0 --- 12  Kubiak struck out (CCBS)
                Savage pinch hitting for Morris
 8-3  1 --- 21  Savage popped out to third (BFBX)
 8-3  2 --- 12  Harper struck out (BFFS)


		
American League
  • DET 5 @ WSA 3
    Lee Maye sent the game into extra innings with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth, but Al Kaline put evened the series in the 12th with his RBI single scoring Dick McAuliffe. Kaline subsequently scored on Jim Northrup's single later in the frame for the two-run advantage.
  • MIN 7 @ CHW 5
    Leo Cardenas' two-run double lifted the Twins to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

    Minnesota fell behind four runs in the first inning highlighted by Carlos May's HR in his first at-bat since his injury suffered in military training last August.
  • OAK 2 @ KCR 3
    Pat Kelly's home run spoiled what would have been a majestic opener for Oakland's Blue Moon Odom.

    Odom shut the Royals out on only two hits for 8 innings and provided his own support as Wally Bunker had stifled his own teammates. Odom hit a two-run home run in the eighth that appeared to be all the runs he would need.

    Kelly, the brother of Cleveland Browns' Leroy Kelly, tied the game with his home run. Ed Kirkpatrick had reached first on and error by A's shortstop Bert Campaneris. Amos Otis, acquired from the Mets in the offseason, drove in the winning run in the 11th off A's reliever, Mudcat Grant.
  • CAL 8 @ MIL 3
    Born out of bankruptcy, the Brewers brought baseball back to Milwaukee, but in name only. Their deeds, and those of their overzealous fans, in the season opener against the California Angels belied their major league status as they stumbled to an 8-3 defeat.

    Frequently throughout the game, a first for a Milwaukee team since the Braves departed 4 1/2 years ago, spectators from the crowd of 37,237 - about 10,000 short of a sellout - climbed out of the stands and raced around the field.

    Andy Messersmith scattered eight hits between the interruptions caused by the home fans. The lone highlight was Danny Walton's home run in the 8th, the first for the Brewers. Walton also scored the first Brewer run on Jerry McNertney ground-out in the fourth.

    In other Brewer firsts, Russ Snyder collected the first base hit.
National League
  • CHC 1 @ PHI 6
    Chris Short, returning after being sidelined a year by a back injury that necessitated surgery, pitched a four-hitter as Philadelphia defeat Chicago, 6-1.

    Short received support from Deron Johnson, Don Money, and Johnny Briggs who all homered.

    Short started twice in early April, 1969 and had to quit because of the back ailment. He was operated for the removal of a herniated disc and missed the rest of the season.
  • NYM 6 @ PIT 3
    The magic that allowed the New York Mets to share top billing with the moon landings in 1969 survived the winter.

    The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pirates in their Forbes final opener, 6-3. Jerry Grote's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the game-winner. It was Pittsburgh's largest Opening Day crowd since 1948.
  • CIN 2 @ LAD 3
    Rookie Steve Garvey singled home Maury Wills in the 10th inning as the Dodgers defeated the Reds, 3-2. Willie Crawford had cut down Tony Perez at home plate in the top of the tenth to stop a Cincinnati rally.