May 19, 2013
April 25, 1984 - Four Score
I tend to have a lot of big first innings in Statis Pro. I'm not sure if that's a flaw in the game, a coincidence, or just a biased impression. But the Padres fell right in line with the theory. Alan Wiggins lead off the bottom of the first and singled and then ended up on second after stealing the base. Tony Gwynn poked a single but Wiggins stopped at third. Garvey struck out but Kevin McReynolds roped a double to plate Wiggins. Giants pitcher Jeff Robinson walked Carmelo Martinez to load the bases with still only one out. He then walked Graig Nettles for another run scored, struck out Gary Templeton, and once again scored another run for San Diego when he walked Terry Kennedy. Padres pitcher Mark Thurmond squeaked an infield single for the fourth RBI of the inning. That would be all the runs San Diego would need because Thurmond went eight innings of stellar pitching to earn his second player of the game honors of the season.
Winning Pitcher - Mark Thurmond
Losing Pitcher - Jeff Robinson
Save - Goose Gossage
Player of the Game - Thurmond, 8IP, 2R's, 4K's, 2-3, RBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn, Goose Gossage