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October 26, 2013

April 27th, 1984 - I'm Keith Hernandez

Game #249 - Philadelphia Phillies, 2 @ New York Mets, 3

It's always exciting to play the Statis Pro games with Dwight Gooden starting.  The strikeout range on his pitching card is insane.  If I were to bet on which player from 1984 would be most likely to toss a no-hitter, I'd place it on Gooden.

That being said, Doctor K got into some early inning trouble.  In the top of the second Mike Schmidt and Len Matuszek each dropped solo homers over the outfield wall to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.  Miraculously, Gooden has only given up four runs on the season, but they've all been on solo home runs. 

The Mets answered back in the bottom of the fifth.  Mookie Wilson singled and stole second with one out.  Wally Backman singled to plate Mookie, and then Keith Hernandez doubled to score Backman.  Hernandez would later be driven in by George Foster to give the Mets the lead, and what would eventually become, the game.

Winning Pitcher - Dwight Gooden
Losing Pitcher - Charles Hudson
Save - Jesse Orosco
Player of the Game - Keith Hernandez, 2-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt

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