December 21, 2012

April 22, 1984 - Rain, Raines Reign

Game #196 - Montreal Expos, 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals, 1 (rained out)

This might be my favorite blog title yet.

Tim Raines led off the game with a walk and a stolen base, then moved to third on a sacrifice fly from Gary Carter.  Andre Dawson doubled him home and the Expos had a 1-0 lead.  The Cardinals tied things up in the bottom of the inning when George Hendrick singled home Tom Herr.

St. Louis starter Dave LaPoint had more issues in the second.  A Doug Flynn RBI ground out scored a second run for Montreal.  The Expos loaded the bases for Gary Carter, who hit a two RBI single.  The game stayed pretty quiet after that until the bottom of the seventh.  Ozzie Smith had just stolen second when the rain clouds came in and preserved the Expos victory.  They've now won three in row, all against the Cards. 

Winning Pitcher - Bill Gullickson
Losing Pitcher - Dave LaPoint
Player of the Game - Tim Raines, 2-3, BB, 2R's, SB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Ozzie Smith

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