September 18, 2013

April 27, 1984 - Scrubs

Game #241 - Boston Red Sox, 7 @ Chicago White Sox, 2

Battle of the Sox!

This one was never close for Chicago.  Spot starter Tom Brennan surrendered six hits and six walks in under five innings of play.  Strangely, Boston didn't have any extra base hits on the afternoon, but were aided by all the free passes and two errors in the fifth inning that led to five runs.

Winning Pitcher - Dennis Eckersley
Losing Pitcher - Tom Brennan
Player of the Game - Rick Miller, 2-4, R, W, 2RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley

Game #242 - Cleveland Indians, 4 @ Detroit Tigers, 5

This was a very fun game!

Mike Fischlin led off the top of the third with a triple.  A Tom Brookens error allowed Fischlin to score and an eventual RBI single by George Vukovich gave Cleveland a nice 2-0 lead.

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Detroit hit three straight singles before Marty Castillo plated two runs with a triple.  The Tigers score four runs total in the inning to give them the new lead at 4-2.  Detroit added another run in the fifth but Pat Tabler of the Indians smoked a two run homer off Roger Mason, narrowing the Tigers' lead to 5-4

In the bottom of the eighth Larry Herndon tried to score on a Brookens single for an insurance run but Brett Butler threw him out at home plate to end the rally.  In the top of the ninth Cleveland had one out with pinch runner Otis Nixon standing on second after a risky stolen base.  Julio Franco singled to left field but Kirk Gibson managed to throw out Nixon and prevent the Indians from tying the game.

Winning Pitcher - Roger Mason
Losing Pitcher - Neal Heaton
Save - Aurelio Lopez
Player of the Game - Castillo, 2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI's, threw out Butler trying to steal second

September 13, 2013

April 27, 1984 - Eight is Enough

Game #239 - Texas Rangers, 0 @ Baltimore Orioles, 8

The Rangers were shorthanded in this game as Gary Ward and Curtis Wilkerson were both injured.  The short bench and weak bats could not overcome Mike Boddicker, who was simply dealing.  He tossed a shutout while only surrendering three hits and two walks.  At one point he retired 15 straight Rangers.  Todd Cruz went three for four for the O's, including a two run homer.

Winning Pitcher - Boddicker
Losing Pitcher - Frank Tanana
Player of the Game - Boddicker
Hall of Famers in the Game - Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken

Game #240 - Seattle Mariners, 5 @ California Angels, 8

The Angels sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring a total of six runs.  Doug DeCinces homered and Fred Lynn smoked a bases-clearing double.  Tommy John scattered eleven hits and two walks over eight innings while only allowing two runs.  Jim Slaton came in for the ninth to mop up the victory but surrendered three runs and almost let Seattle back into the game. 

Winning Pitcher - Tommy John
Losing Pitcher - Roy Thomas
Player of the Game - Fred Lynn, 2-5, 2B, R, 3RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson