March 23, 2013

April 25, 1984 - Bedrock

Game #224 - Cincinnati Reds, 4 @ Atlanta Braves, 5

I don't think you can look any more 1984 than Steve Bedrosian does in this baseball card.

Dan Driessen of the Reds scored the first run of the game with a solo blast in the top of the second off of Pascual Perez.  Perez got pay pack in the bottom of the inning, though, by rocking a two RBI triple. 

The Braves were up 4-2 in the top of the eighth when the Reds tied things up.  A Rafael Ramirez error allowed Driessen and Ron Oester to cross home plate.  But in the bottom of the eighth Ramirez rectified his mistake by leading off with a triple.  Dale Murphy promptly singled him home, and Atlanta pulled out the victory.

Winning Pitcher - Terry Forster
Losing Pitcher - John Franco
Save - Steve Bedrosian
Player of the Game - Bedrosian, 1 IP, 1K

March 4, 2013

April 25, 1984 - Joe Morgan is on crack.

Game #223 - Oakland Athletics, 2 @ Toronto Blue Jays, 6

Joe Morgan is not literally on crack.  But in this season of Statis Pro, he is on figurative crack.

Morgan went two for four this game, stroking two doubles.  His average is over .500 and and his OPS is well above 1.500.  Each game I play with the A's, I keep waiting for Joe to cool off.  His luck in "fast action cards" is impossibly good right now.

The other AL second bagger playing out of their mind right now is Damaso Garcia.  He's at .400 for the season and was a key cog in this game's Toronto victory.  Garcia went 2 for four with a double and 2 RBI's.  He also stole a base!

Dave Stieb got the victory for Toronto.  He walked an uncharacteristic four batters but only surrendered two runs and seven Oakland hits.  Jimmy Key was dicey in the ninth, loading the bases with the tying run at the plate, but he struck out Dwayne Murphy and Dave Kingman to escape the jam.

Winning Pitcher - Dave Stieb
Losing Pitcher - Larry Sorenson
Save - Jimmy Key
Player of the Game - Damaso Garcia
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan

March 3, 2013

RIP - Mario Ramirez

Rest in Peace Mario Ramirez.  He passed away in his native Puerto Rico in February.