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December 8, 2012

April 22, 1984 - Oh My Darling

Game #194 - New York Mets, 8 @ Philadelphia Phillies, 5

There's a certain let down while playing this Statis Pro season when the visiting team scores a bunch of runs in the top half of the first inning.  It takes most of the excitement out of the next 8 1/2 innings.  That was the case with this game.  Mookie Wilson led off for the Mets but Mike Schmidt booted a sure ground out to open the flood gates.  Five unearned runs later Steve Carlton was lifted after recording just two outs.  It's Schmidt's 6th error in 14 games.  Oomph.

Ron Darling was pretty darn spectacular until the seventh.  He was tossing a shutout until he let Bo Diaz and Von Hayes reach base.  Sexto Lezcano, in the game because Tim Corcoran ran into the wall in left field and injured himself for 20 games, flexed his muscles and put one over the fence for three runs.  Reliever Ed Lynch would give up another two runs in the eighth, but it wasn't enough as the Mets won to take two of three from the Phillies.

Winning Pitcher - Ron Darling
Losing Pitcher - Al Holland
Save - Ed Lynch
Player of the Game - Darling, 7IP, 8K's, 2-2 at the plate
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton

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