October 20, 2013

April 27, 1984 - Knepper Rolling, Dawson Waking Up

Game #247 - Atlanta Braves, 5 @ Houston Astros, 8

Atlanta scored three runs in the ninth off mop-up man Vern Ruhle to make this game appear closer than it really was.

Bob Knepper continues to dominate in the early going of Statis Pro.  He went eight strong innings only giving up two runs while striking out four.  He picked up his fourth "Player of the Game" honors as well.  The first player to reach five will receive a special honor - stay tuned! 

Winning Pitcher - Knepper
Losing Pitcher - Rick Camp
Save - Dave Smith
Player of the Game - Knepper

Game #248 - St. Louis Cardinals, 7 @ Montreal Expos, 9

Montreal continues it's steady climb out of the cellar!  Andre Dawson has been in a brutal slump to start the year.  Perhaps this game will be his wake up call.  He crushed a two run jack in the bottom of the first off Kurt Kepshire to give the Expos the early lead.  He added an RBI double in the fifth when Montreal sent ten batters to the plate.

The Cardinals made a late game surge.  Down 9-0, they scored a combined seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings.  Steve Rogers had been cruising through six innings of shutout ball when Lonnie Smith roped a bases loaded triple to send Rogers to the showers.  Greg Harris locked things down for the Expos in the ninth to preserve the win.

Winning Pitcher - Steve Rogers
Losing Pitcher - Kurt Kepshire
Save - Greg Harris
Player of the Game - Andre Dawson
Hall of Famers in the Game - Ozzie Smith, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson

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