December 18, 2013

April 28, 1984 - L,L Cool Jay

Game #255 - Cleveland Indians, 7 @ Detroit Tigers, 8

This game was embarrassing for me, because I made two errors as the "manager," one for each team.

The first mistake came after Broderick Perkins laced a pinch-hit single in the seventh.  He's not a good runner, and he was going to have to be replaced by the speedier Junior Noboa anyway because he had substituted for starting second baseman Mike Fischlin.  Two batters later, Julio Franco roped a single and Perkins tried to score from second.  Kirk Gibson came up throwing and nailed Perkins.  Noboa would have been safe.  It killed the Indians' rally after they had tied the game in the seventh.

The second mistake came in the top of the ninth.  I had left Howard Johnson, an "E7" rated fielder (that's terrible), at third base instead of getting a replacement glove.  Sure enough, HoJo booted a grounder allowing the Indians to tie the game again.  In the bottom of the ninth, though, Lou Whitaker plated the game winning run on a single to win the game.

Winning Pitcher - Willie Hernandez
Losing Pitcher - Mike Jeffcoat
Player of the Game - Lou Whitaker, 3-5, R, 3RBI's, BB

Game #256 - Toronto Blue Jays, 13 @ Kansas City Royals, 3

The Blue Jays keep nipping at the heals of the Tigers for the best record in Statis Pro.  This game was never close.  Larry Gura never made it out of the second inning and ten different Blue Jays scored a run.  Jim Clancy made an unusually strong start, going eight innings and scattering eight hits and two walks.

Winning Pitcher - Jim Clancy
Losing Pitcher - Larry Gura
Player of the Game - Lloyd Moseby, 2-4, 2HR's, 3RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - George Brett

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