January 20, 2014

April 29, 1984 - Beat Down

Game # 268 - Cleveland Indians, 16 @ Detroit Tigers, 2

I was expecting a score like this, only the other way around.  Cleveland sent Steve Comer to the hill, with his 2-5 pitcher rating and 5.00 plus ERA, while Detroit had Dan Petry going in front of the home crowd.  As I've said before, THAT'S WHY YOU PLAY THE GAMES!

Comer worked out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the first by inducing Rupert Jones into a double play grounder to end the threat.  Cleveland responded in good faith, tagging Petry for two in the second and three more in the third.  Petry was pulled after five innings, having given up six runs, but the Indians were just getting started.  They put up ten more runs in the last three innings, bruising the self esteem of pitchers Dave Rozema, Glen Abbott, and Sid Monge.  In total, five different Indians hit a home run.  Every starter had at least one hit and RBI, and oddly, the only starter not to score a run was lead off man Brett Butler.  Cleveland avoids the sweep in Detroit in a big time way.

Winning Pitcher - Steve Comer
Losing Pitcher - Dan Petry
Player of the Game - Comer, 7IP, 1R, 7K's, 6H's, 4BB's

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