Game #170 - San Diego Padres, 3 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 8
If you read this blog with any frequency you might recall my father is a huge Dodgers fan. He was in town this past week and as it so happened LA was the next game on the schedule. For the first time this season I wasn't managing against myself - I was playing with another human. And he happened to have a Dodger shirt with him, go figure...
Orel Hershiser escaped a first inning jam with runners on the corners, but Mark Thurmond couldn't do the same in his half of the inning. He gave up four runs, five hits, and a walk in a mere 1/3 of an inning before getting yanked, and that's all my dad needed to cruise to victory.
Bill Russell went four for four and his double play partner Steve Sax went two for four with two runs scored. Hershiser pitched seven innings and got three strikeouts on the day too, but Mike Marshall was the biggest star. He went two for four with a double and a homer to bring the Dodgers to an 8-7 record on the season.
Grandpa was pleased...until his newest granddaughter spit up all over his Dodgers shirt...
Winning Pitcher - Orel Hershiser
Losing Pitcher - Mark Thurmond
Player of the Game - Marshall, 2-4, HR, 2B, 2R's, 2RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn