October 13, 2014

May 6, 1984 - Chicki-Chicki Boom Boom

Game #349 - Cincinnati Reds, 5 @ Philadelphia Phillies, 4

The Phillies jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second inning.  Ozzie Virgil and Joe Lefebvre hit back to back solo shots to give Philadelphia a 2-0 advantage.  They tacked on a third run in the third when Juan Samuel doubled home Von Hayes.

But the Reds came storming back in the fifth.  They tagged Shane Rawley for three runs to tie the game, including a triple for Nick Esasky.  Philadelphia answered back in the bottom of the inning when Jeff Russell surrendered his fourth run of the game on an RBI single by Glenn Wilson.  Unfortunately, Wilson got caught going to far past first base on the hit and was thrown out by Dave "Cobra" Parker.

The score was still 4-3 in the eighth when Cesar Cedeno jacked a solo blast to tie the game up off of reliever Bill Campbell.  Then, in the top of the ninth, the Reds took the lead when Wayne Krenchicki laced a triple to plate Parker.  Juan Samuel made it as far as third base in the bottom of the ninth, but was ultimately stranded when Virgil struck out to end the game.

Winning Pitcher - John Franco
Losing Pitcher - Larry Andersen
Player of the Game - Krenchicki, game-winning triple
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Perez

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