July 5, 2014
May 4, 1984 - Fisky Business
Battle of the Sox! Bruce Hurst toed the rubber versus LaMarr Hoyt to determine the superior hose. Hoyt was hurt first, surrendering a solo homer to Tony Armas for his tenth shot on the season.
Chicago responded in the top of the third, though. Carlton Fisk singled home Scott Fletcher and Jerry Hairston for a 2-1 lead. Both teams continued to produce goose eggs on the scoreboard until the seventh, when Hurst walked Harold Baines and Greg Lunzinski with two outs. I pulled Hurst for Bob Stanley, but Fisk didn't care about the platoon splits because he deposited the ball over the left field wall for a 5-1 lead. Boston never recovered, with round one of the series going to the White Sox.
Winning Pitcher - LaMarr Hoyt
Losing Pitcher - Bruce Hurst
Player of the Game - Carlton Fisk, 3-4, 2B, HR, 5RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Carlton Fisk, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice