December 8, 2013

April 28, 1984 - Left of the Dial

A good two games for left handed pitchers!

Game #253 - Seattle Mariners, 2 @ California Angels, 10

Mark Langston got straight jacked in this game.  He couldn't escape the second inning and gave up six runs in the process.  That included Brian Downing's league leading two-run homer.  Meanwhile, Geoff Zahn scattered six hits to handcuff the Seattle offense.

Winning Pitcher - Geoff Zahn
Losing Pitcher - Mark Langston
Player of the Game - Zahn, 8IP, 6H's, 2R's, 2K's

Game #254 - Boston Red Sox, 3 @ Chicago White Sox, 2

This game was pretty ugly, as the Red Sox grounded into four double plays and the White Sox hit into two of their own.  Tony Armas started the scoring when his solo homer went over the wall in the second inning.  A Carlton Fisk passed ball from Richard Dotson set up two more Boston runs in the sixth.  Fisk made up for the gaff in the bottom of the eighth, knocking a home run that plated two.  But Charlie Mitchell shut down the Southside in the bottom of the ninth, including a strikeout of Ron Kittle to end the game.  It's the fifth loss in a row for Chicago.

Winning Pitcher - Bruce Hurst
Losing Pitcher - Richard Dotson
Save - Charlie Mitchell
Player of the Game - Hurst, 8IP, 7H's, 2R's, 6K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk

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