July 19, 2014
May 4, 1984 - AL East Smackdowns
Detroit absolutely erupted on offense. For the first (and probably only) time on the season, three different teammates each hit two homers apiece. Kirk Gibson, Lance Parrish, and Howard Johnson were the power triad this game, including a grand slam for HoJo.
Winning Pitcher - Dan Petry
Losing Pitcher - Rick Sutcliffe
Player of the Game - Howard Johnson, 3-4, HR, GS, 5RBI's
Game #316 - New York Yankees, 9 @ Milwaukee Brewers, 2
Don Mattingly has had a mostly benign season up to this point, so it was fun to see him explode at the plate in this game. He went 4 for 4 and knocked home four runs to boot. Dennis Rasmussen continued his hot start to the year by going eight innings and striking out six. The Brewers continue to falter in all aspects of their play. Jamie Cocanower couldn't last three innings while the bullpen got stretched to cover the shortfall.
Winning Pitcher - Rasmussen
Losing Pitcher - Cocanower
Player of the Game - Mattingly, 4-4, HR, 2 2B's, BB, 4RBI's, 2R's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Robin Yount