1964 July 10

Friday, July 10

Two lefties – Dennis Bennett (9-5) and Jim O’Toole (8-4) faced off in the second game of the series.

Play Ball:

1964 imageAfter Dennis Bennett and Jim O’Toole pitched a pair of scoreless innings, the Reds took the lead in the top of the second:

  • Frank Robinson walked and scored when Deron Johnson followed with a double.

The Phillies tied it up in the bottom of the second:

  • Richie Allen walked.
  • One out later, Roy Sievers singled and sent Allen to third.
  • One out later, Ruben Amaro singled to score Allen.

Then the Reds took a 2-1 lead in the third:

  • Pete Rose and Tommy Harper singled.
  • When Vada Pinson hit into a 3-6-3 double-play, Pete Rose scored to take the lead.

The Reds added a run in the fourth:

  • Deron Johnson homered (#8).

After that home run, Dennis Bennett told Gene Mauch that his arm miseries were acting up, so Mauch replaced him with Ed Roebuck (2-2).

The Reds added two more in the fifth off Roebuck:

  • With one out, Vada Pinson tripled and Frank Robinson homered (#15) to end the scoring at 5-1.

Jim O’Toole (9-4) pitched a scoreless inning in every inning except the second in picking up the win.

Dennis Bennett (9-6) took the loss.


After the Game: Phillies management decided to give Dennis Bennett some time off to rest his arm.


Around the League:

The Giants beat the Cubs 10-3 on home runs by Willie Mays (#26 and #27), Orlando Cepeda (#15), Jim Ray Hart (#11), and Jesus Alou (#2). That win pulled them within ½-game of the first-place Phillies.


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