April 24, 2012

April 17, 1984 - Teuf Enough

Game #134 - California Angels, 3 @ Minnesota Twins, 7

I had a hard time picking today's title.  I considered "The Teufel Shuffle," maybe because of my fondness for The Goonies.  I thought about "Do the Teufel" in a weak attempt to sound like "Do the Hustle."  But I settled with Teuf Enough.  I hope Tim Teufel wins a few more Player of the Game honors this year, he has a fun last name.

It was a scoreless game in the bottom of the second when Tommy John walked John Castino, bringing up Tim Teufel.  Teufel had a small injury at the start of this Statis Pro season and hadn't hit much since, but he got a hold of a pitch and crushed a two run homer.  John then hit Gary Gaetti with a pitch and Dave Engle doubled him home for the third run of the inning.  Engle eventually scored too on a Kirby Puckett single.

The Angels bats were mostly silent against Twins starter Al Williams.  He had a shutout going until the top of the seventh when Reggie Jackson finally hit his first home run of the season.  The Angels never caught up, though, and the Twins have their second win of the season.

Winning Pitcher - Al Williams
Losing Pitcher - Tommy John
Player of the Game - Teufel, 2-3, HR, 3RBI's, 1BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Kirby Puckett


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