April 18, 2012

April 15, 1984 - Super Mario

Game #124 - Cincinnati Reds, 4 @ Houston Astros, 2

You'd be smiling too if you had the kind of game Mario Soto did.  He escaped a jam in the bottom of the first by only allowing one run to score, and that run was unearned due to an Eddie Milner error.  The Reds scored all four of their runs off of Mike Scott in the top of the second.  Catcher Brad Gulden hit a triple to bring home Tom Foley and Milner.  And then Mario put Mike Scott's next pitch into a warp tube that skipped three levels and was spit out into the stands - home run Soto!  (It's been too long since I've played Super Mario Brothers to make better puns than that.  My apologies.)

Winning Pitcher - Mario Soto
Losing Pitcher - Mike Scott
Save - Ted Power
Player of the Game - Soto, 7IP, 1ER, 4K's, HR, 2RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Perez

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