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August 30, 2013

April 26, 1984 - Second to None

Game #237 - Cincinnati Reds, 6 @ Atlanta Braves, 4

Ron Oester had a slow start to this Statis Pro season but he raised his batting average significantly after going 4 for 5 with three RBI's.  Dave Parker added a solo homer too.  Dale Murphy accounted for all four runs by the Braves, hitting a three run tater in the first and a solo shot in the sixth, but that's all Atlanta could muster.

Winning Pitcher - Mario Soto
Losing Pitcher - Rick Mahler
Save - Ted Power
Player of the Game - Ron Oester

Game #238 - Los Angeles Dodgers, 1, @ San Diego Padres, 4

Oester wasn't the only second basemen doing damage.  In the bottom of the first Steve Sax mishandled a throw from the first baseman on a bunt attempt by Alan Wiggins.  Having reached on the error Wiggins stole second, moved to third on a sacrifice, and scored a run on a Kevin McReynolds single.  He also manage two more hits and an additional stolen base.  Meanwhile, the Dodgers injury bug took another bite out of the team.  Mike Scioscia is out for 20 games after a bad foul tip.  Great news for Steve Yeager fans, bad that represents a significant downgrade for LA.

Winning Pitcher - Andy Hawkins
Losing Pitcher - Fernando Valenzuela
Save - Craig Lefferts
Player of the Game - Alan Wiggins
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn

August 17, 2013

April 26, 1984 - Has It Really Been Over Two Months?

Detroit Tigers, 10 @ Texas Rangers, 7

Lou Whitaker hit a gran slam and the Tigers slugged their way back from two different deficits to remain the hottest team in Statis Pro.

Winning Pitcher - Juan Berenguer
Losing Pitcher - Charlie Hough
Save - Willie Hernandez
Player of the Game - Whitaker, 3-6, 2B, Grand Slam, 4RBI's, 3 Runs

Oakland A's, 5 @ Toronto Blue Jays, 11

Crazy game in which Oakland gave up a three run lead and Rickey Henderson got injured for ten games.  Oakland committed three errors in the sixth inning to allow Toronto to pull ahead for good.

Winning Pitcher - Bryan Clark
Losing Pitcher - Curt Young
Player of the Game - Jorge Bell, 3-5, HR, 2B, 3RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan