December 26, 2012

April 23, 1984 - Bicentennial

Game #200 - Seattle Mariners, 5 @ Toronto Blue Jays, 2

Happy Boxing Day!  But more importantly, I've hit a new milestone in this Statis Pro season - 200 games played!  And wouldn't you know it, Mark Langston did something in today's game that hadn't happened yet (I think)...

Langston loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the first and looked like he was about to get creamed, but he managed to strike out Lloyd Moseby to avoid the catastrophe.  I had dropped Moseby down in the lineup to minimize the leftie v. leftie batting disadvantage.  So much for that - Moseby struck out three times in the game.

In the top of the fourth Seattle was leading 1-0 when Ken Phelps and Al Chambers hit back to back solo homers to extend their lead.  In the bottom half of the fourth Langston struck out the side.  He would last eight innings and struck out eleven Blue Jays when all was said and done.  I don't think anyone had exceeded 10 before Langston's 11 K's.  Catcher Bob Kearney was two for three and also threw out three Blue Jays trying to steal.

Winning Pitcher - Mark Langston
Losing Pitcher - Jim Clancy
Save - Edwin Nunez
Player of the Game - Langston, 8IP, 2ER's, 11K's

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