Hoerner Blows Game For Cardinals

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 20, 1967

The Houston Astros rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst lifted starter Larry Jaster for a pinch-hitter though the southpaw had blanked Houston through eight innings. He turned the game over the fireman Joe Hoerner who failed to close out the game.

Rusty Staub opened the Astro ninth with a ringing opposite field single. Doug Rader bunted to move Staub into scoring position, but the rookie beat out Mike Shannon’s throw to first. Jimmy Wynn also bunted by Orlando Cepeda missed Wynn with the tag as the Astro center fielder raced by him. With the bases loaded and no outs, Joe Morgan hit a fly ball to left deep enough to score Staub to tie the game. Hoerner intentionally passed Bob Aspromonte to reload the bases, but then he also issued a free pass to catcher Ron Brand to force in the winning run. The Cardinals maintain a one game in the National League as the Reds defeated the second-place Giants, 8-6.

8/20/1967, STL67-HOU67, Astrodome

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1967 St. Louis         0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0     1  3  0     8  0
1967 Houston           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     2  8  3     8  0

St. Louis            AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Brock             lf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .299    3  0  0  0
Flood             cf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .321    2  1  0  0
Maris             rf  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .267    1  0  0  0
Cepeda            1b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .309   10  0  0  0
McCarver          c   4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .280    5  2  0  0
Shannon           3b  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .251    3  0  0  0
Javier            2b  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .291    0  3  0  0
Maxvill           ss  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .247    0  2  0  0
Jaster            p   3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .023    1  2  0  0
 Tolan            ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .259    0  0  0  0
 Hoerner          p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     33  1  3  0  0  0  0  3  5  0  0  0  0  0  0         25 10  0  0

Houston              AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Davis             lf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .217    7  0  0  0
Jackson           ss  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .208    0  3  1  0
Staub             rf  4  1  2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .321    3  0  0  0
Rader             1b  4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .356    7  1  1  0
Wynn              cf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .259    3  0  1  0
Morgan            2b  3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  .330    1  1  0  0
Aspromonte        3b  3  0  2  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  .302    0  2  0  0
Brand             c   2  0  1  1  1  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .260    5  0  0  0
Wilson            p   2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .107    1  1  0  0
 Gotay            ph  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  .291    0  0  0  0
 Dukes            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
                     30  2  8  2  2  0  0  3  6  0  0  1  0  1  1         27  9  3  0

St. Louis                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Jaster                           8.0  5  0  0  1  6 102  70   29  0  0  0  0  0  2.41
Hoerner          BS 5, L 2-3     0.1  3  2  2  2  0  21   8    6  0  1  0  0  0  4.35
                                 8.1  8  2  2  3  6 123  78   35  0  1  0  0  0

Houston                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Wilson                           8.0  1  1  0  3  4 122  69   31  0  0  0  1  0  2.28
Dukes            W 1-0           1.0  2  0  0  0  1  11   9    5  0  0  0  0  0  0.00
                                 9.0  3  1  0  3  5 133  78   36  0  0  0  1  0

STL: Tolan batted for Jaster in the 9th
HOU: Gotay batted for Wilson in the 8th

GWRBI: Brand
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

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