May 21, 2012
April 18, 1984 - Hey Now What's That Fuss?
This will probably be my last post until I move! I'm going to be without internet for a week and a half or so, but this was the last game of April 18, so at least it's a nice ending point of sorts.
I thought we were going to get a nice pitching battle between Jerry Koosman and John Tudor, two "2-7" Statis Pro rated pitchers, but that wasn't the case. Tudor got destroyed in the first inning to the tune of five runs. Mike Schmidt hit his second homer of the year, a three run, job, and John Wockenfuss added a solo shot after that. Tudor only lasted three innings before getting yanked.
Koosman spread the eight hits he allowed over seven innings. Dale Berra and Johnny Ray had RBI singles in the fifth but those were the only runs the Pirates plated. Koosman struck out six batters on the day too.
Ozzie Virgil and Gary Maddox added solo homers later in the game to put Philadelphia above the .500 mark. I should probably also mention Kevin Gross got ejected after retiring two batters in the eighth. He was arguing the ump's strike zone, which doesn't make a lot of sense because he struck out Jason Thompson before getting tossed.
Winning Pitcher - Jerry Koosman
Losing Pitcher - John Tudor
Player of the Game - John Wockenfuss, 2-4, 3B, HR, 2R's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt