February 24, 2014

April 29, 1984 - River Trout

Egads that's a terrible scan!  Am I too lazy to scan it again?  Yes.  Yes I am.

Game #277 - Chicago Cubs, 3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 1

Rick Rhoden was the hard-luck loser in this one.  Despite pitching a complete game and surrendering zero earned runs, costly errors by Johnny Ray and Tony Pena sealed a victory for the Cubbies. 

Winning Pitcher - Steve Trout
Losing Pitcher - Rick Rhoden
Save - Warren Brusstar
Player of the Game - Trout, 7IP, 0ER, 10K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Ryne Sandberg

Game #278 - Los Angeles Dodgers, 6 @ San Diego Padres, 4

San Diego broke a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the fourth by, ironically, scoring all four of their runs in the game.  The big damage came from a three run homer by future coach Bruce Bochy, who was giving Terry Kennedy a breather.  LA would not be denied.  Trailing 4-2 in the top of the sixth, Tim Lollar faced runners on second and third with one out and slugger Mike Marshall standing in.  I opted to intentionally walk Marshall for the far less intimidating German Rivera, setting up the double play at the same time.  You know what happened next.  River went grand salami and the Dodgers won the day. 

Winning Pitcher - Ken Howell
Losing Pitcher - Tim Lollar
Save - Tom Niedenfuer
Player of the Game - Rivera, 2-3, grand slam
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn

These were the last two games for Sunday, April 29th!  I've updated the stats and standings.  There's a new poll up too if you haven't noticed.  Finally - happy 58th birthday to my hero, Eddie Murray. 

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