On this day in 1970, Mike Cuellar won his 24th game of the season with a complete game, 7-4 defeat of the Detroit Tigers. Cuellar allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 12 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2.
Paul Blair hit 2 homeruns and finished the game 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.
Brooks Robinson went 1 for 5 with a homerun, 1 run scored and 2 RBI.
On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 10-2 for their 100th win of the season.
Tom Phoebus pitched 8.0 innings of 2 run, 6 hit baseball to earn his 5th win of the season. He walked 4 and struck out 6.
Eddie Watt finished out the 9th inning with 2 strikeouts to earn the save.
Paul Blair went 3 for 4 with a homerun, a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
Andy Etchebarren went 3 for 5 with a homerun, a double, 1 run scored and 6 RBI.
I listened to this interview today to see if there were any other insights — not really. Mountcastle wasn’t the most interesting interviewee I’ve ever heard. The one thing I thought was interesting is that when asked what position players impressed him, Mountcastle didn’t mention Rutschman initially at all. He only made the “pretty swing” comment after being prompted with a “what about Adley” question.
It’s also interesting that he mentioned Mattson and Hanhold.