January 26, 2014

April 29, 1984 - The Twins Play Two...It's So Meta!

Game #270 - Minnesota Twins, 9 @ Oakland A's, 6

Minnesota jumped to a very early lead thanks to a Tom Brunansky three run homer in the top of the first off Oakland starter Bill Krueger.  They extended their lead to 6-0 in the fourth when Mickey Hatcher roped a two-RBI triple.  Oakland threatened in the eighth when they scored four runs, including a Mike Davis tater.  But Rick Lysander worked out of the jam in an inning and two-thirds of work for the save.

Winning Pitcher - Al Williams
Losing Pitcher - Bill Krueger
Save - Rick Lysander
Player of the Game - Mickey Hatcher, 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3RBI's, 2R's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Kirby Puckett, Joe Morgan

Game #270 - Minnesota Twins, 7 @ Oakland A's, 9

Game #2 of the double header was almost a mirror image of the first, with the teams trading places in terms of success.  This time Dwayne Murphy was responsible for the three run bomb in the first.  Eleven batters came up for Oakland in the first and Twins starter Mike Smithson didn't make it out still on the mound.  That was rough timing for the taxed bullpen working two games in one day.  Minnesota mounted a slow but ultimately failed comeback, pecking away at Oakland's early 9-2 lead. 

Winning Pitcher - Mike Warren
Losing Pitcher - Mike Smithson
Save - Keith Atherton
Player of the Game - Dwayne Murphy, 2-4, 2HR's, 5RBI's, BB

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