In a transaction aimed at further bolstering their left-handed pitching, the Mets acquired Bob Hendley, a 28-year-old pitcher, from the Chicago Cubs yesterday. In exchange, the Cubs received Rob Gardner, another left-hander who has been on option to Phoenix in the Pacific Coast League, and a minor league player to be named later. On Saturday,
The misery of the New York Mets continued as even the promise of a no-hitter evaporated into another loss, the twenty-seven setback in thirty-two games this season. Former Met Ron Hunt hit a two-run home run against Chuck Estrada (0-2) to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory. Estrada revived the former glory
Street & Smith’s: The Mets, who broke out of the basement last year and for the first time in their brief career avoided losing 100 games, were a changed looking group from 1966 when this season got under way in spring training. Most celebrated newcomer is Tommy Davis, the ex-Dodger who won the league batting
“Pitching is the name of the game” may be a baseball cliche, but that nevertheless doesn’t make it any less true. And Manager Leo Durocher of the Cubs is learning it again – the hard way! The Cubs need strengthening to some extent in every department, but nowhere are they as weak as in pitching.
* The Orioles have given up on pitcher Mike McCormick. The 26 year old right-hander,who was bothered by a sore shoulder during most of his two-year term with the Orioles, was sold to Washington for an 18 year old pitcher named Steve Herman and an estimated $20,000 in cash. Herman was assigned to Stockton (California).