May 10, 2012
April 18, 1984 - Walk This Way
Q: What's a guaranteed way to lose a Statis Pro baseball game?
A: Walk 13(!) batters in one game.
Jeff Russell, Brad Lesley, Bill Scherrer and Tom Hume combined for thirteen walks against the Braves in this game. As you can imagine, the Reds did not win. Russell and Lesley had five each! Every Atlanta starter, with the exception of the pitcher, had at least one walk.
Craig McMurty was the pitcher for Atlanta...and walked six Reds himself in four innings of work. He was yanked after giving up six runs. Terry Forster, Jeff Dedmon, and Pete Falcone chipped in for six innings of scoreless relief.
Dale Murphy hit his league-leading eighth home run of the year. Chris Chambliss, Alex Trevino, and Rafael Ramirez had multi-hit games as well. Atlanta moves to 8-3 on the season while the Reds are back to .500 at 6-6.
Winning Pitcher - Terry Forster
Losing Pitcher - Brad Lesley
Player of the Game - Ramirez, 4-5, 2 2B's, 4RBI's, 1R, 1BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Perez