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December 10, 2014

May 9, 1984 - Trouble on the Base Paths

Game #372 - Minnesota Twins, 1 @ California Angels, 3

Twins starter Ken Schrom stumbled out of the gate.  He gave up a two-run double to Gary Pettis in the first that scored Bobby Grich and Brian Downing.  He worked out of some other jams in the second and third, but was able to pick off both Dick Schofield and Reggie Jackson.

Meanwhile, Geoff Zahn was absolutely baffling the Minnesota hitters.  They didn't record their first hit until the top of the fifth inning.  Zahn went 8 2/3 innings before getting himself into a dangerous jam with runners on the corner.  That's when Don Aase came in to secure the victory for California.

Winning Pitcher - Geoff Zahn
Losing Pitcher - Ken Schrom
Save - Don Aase
Player of the Game - Zah, 8 2/3IP, R, 7H's, K
Hall of Famers in the Game - Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson

Game #373 - Milwaukee Brewers, 8 @ Chicago White Sox, 5

The Brewers hit into FIVE double plays in this game, but still managed to put up big innings for an easy victory.  They scored six of their seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings, which happened to be when Robin Yount went deep, twice.  Each team had a runner caught stealing as well.

Winning Pitcher - Jamie Cocanower
Losing Pitcher - Salome Barojas
Player of the Game - Robin Yount, 3-4, 2HR's, 4RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Robin Yount

Happy Trails...  Tom Brennan

Tom didn't pitch a lot of games for Chicago in 1984, just four actually.  Let's look at how they compared:

Real 1984: 6.2IP, 4.05 ERA, 0-1, 1.65 WHIP, 3K's
Statis Pro:  8.2IP, 4.15 ERA, 0-1, 1.96 WHIP, 3K's

As you can see, both seasons were quite similar.  That's kind of amazing considering how small a sample size there was to work with.

That's all for now!  I've got a new poll posted - feel free to vote!!!

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