July 10, 2012
April 19, 1984 - It's Getting Hoyt in Here
Forgive me for the silly Nelly reference to start things off, I couldn't help myself.
Chicago has had a rough start to the season but they had their mojo working in today's game. Facing Moose Haas, they scored their first run of the game in third when Scott Fletcher doubled in Jerry Hairston. Haas gave up three hits and a walk in the fourth, but only surrendered one more run as a result. Vance Law added a two run jack in the sixth to complete the White Sox run production.
LaMarr Hoyt fared better than Moose. ("LaMarr," "Moose," - pitcher's first names were awesome back in 1984...) He went eight strong innings giving up only one run, an RBI single from Dion James that plated Rick Manning. Ron Reed gave up a double to Ben Oglivie in the ninth but big O was left stranded.
Winning Pitcher - LaMarr Hoyt
Losing Pitcher - Moose Haas
Save - Ron Reed
Player of the Game - Hoyt, 8IP, 1R, 4H's, 2K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Carlton Fisk, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor