April 8, 2013

April 25, 1984 - Dodgers Comeback for Win

Game #225 - Houston Astros, 3 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 4

What should have been a pitcher's duel between Joe Niekro and Orel Hershisher was instead a sloppy affair for both starters.  Niekro gave up seven hits and five walks while Hershisher surrendered 9 while also walking five. 

The game was tied 1-1 in the top of the sixth when Craig Reynolds smoked a two RBI triple to give Houston the lead.  Niekro was still pitching in the seventh when he got himself into a bases loaded jam.  Denny Walling misplayed a German Rivera grounder to allow two runs to score.  Steve Sax added another unearned run when he singled to give LA the lead for good.

Winning Pitcher - Orel Hershiser
Losing Pitcher - Joe Niekro
Save - Burt Hooton
Player of the Game - Steve Sax, 2-3, R, BB, SB, RBI