June 10, 2014

May 2, 1984 - LA Can't Dodge Errors

Game #309 - Los Angeles Dodgers, 5 @ San Francisco Giants, 6

The score was all zeroes until the top of the third when consecutive doubles by Pedro Guerrero and Mike Marshall plated two for LA.  It was almost three runs after a Greg Brock single, but Jack Clark threw out Marshall at the plate.  The Giants tied it at 2-2 in their half of the inning when Bob Brenly and Joel Youngblood had RBI singles.

But the Dodgers scored big again in the fourth.  German Rivera hit his third homer of the season (he only had 2 in the real 1984) to start things off and Steve Sax and Dave Anderson added their own RBI's.  That led to an early exit for starter Bill Laskey. 

The game stayed 5-3 until the bottom of the ninth.  Ken Howell was pitching his second inning of relief.  Gene Richards led off with a single, and advanced to second when CF Candy Maldonado misplayed the ball.  Dan Gladden was next up, but got plunked by Howell to put two on board with no outs.  Fran Mullins was up next, who came in as part of a double switch earlier.  He flew out to right for the first out.  Scot Thompson dug in next.  He worked a walk to load the bases!  That brought up San Fran's most dangerous hitter, Jack Clark.  He drove a ball deep to left field for the second out, but it brought home Richards to make it a one run game.  Brenly came up next.  He rifled a double to right field that plated Dan Gladden, but Thompson scored too when Mike Marshall mishandled the ball for the second outfield error in the inning (and fourth LA error of the game)!  Giants win!!!  The Dodgers five game win streak ends in ugly fashion.

Winning Pitcher - Gary LaVelle
Losing Pitcher - Ken Howell
Player of the Game - Brenly, 2-5, walk-off double


  1. Can't believe the Giants have all those guys injured in the first week of May.

  2. Oakland is banged up too - must be something in the Bay Area water!