April 11, 2015
May 11, 1984 - Teeny Boppers
400 games into this Statis Pro season, and I'm still conflicted on when to yank a starting pitcher who is getting shelled in the first inning. I pulled Eric Show after two outs and seven hitters because he had already yielded four runs. A fifth crossed the plate when Floyd Chiffer inherited a runner on third. The Phillies added a bookend to the massive scoring in the ninth inning, when they scored six more runs. Four of those came courtesy of a Len Matuszek grand slam.
Winning Pitcher - Shane Rawley
Losing Pitcher - Eric Show
Player of the Game - Len Matuszek, 3-4, 2B, Grand Slam, HBP, 3R's, 4RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt, Tony Gwynn
Game #404 - Montreal Expos, 13 @ San Francisco Giants, 4
...and continuing the theme with early inning struggles...Giants starter Jeff Robinson was already losing 1-0 when five runners scored in the third. The Giants bullpen was already taxed from their last loss, so I let him go back out there for the fifth. He allowed two more runs and then loaded the bases before I finally sent him to the showers. The Expos had a field day, none more so than Gary Carter. He was perfect at the plate and scored three runs while driving in five.
Winning Pitcher - Charlie Lea
Losing Pitcher - Jeff Robinson
Player of the Game - Carter, 4-4, 2B, HR, 3R's, 5RBI's, BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Gary Carter, Andre Dawson