July 7, 2015
May 12, 1984 - Giants Falling Like Flies
No team has been snake-bitten by the "Z" fast action card and injury chart than the Giants. They just got Jeoffrey Leonard back from the DL, where Chili Davis, Manny Trillo, and Al Oliver still reside. So I'm sure you see where this going. They received TWO more injuries in this game! First, Scot Thompson and Leonard collided. Thompson will be gone for 20 games while Leonard will "only" miss six. Then, Dan Gladden and Jack Clark crashed into each other too. Gladden will be out for 30 games and Clark for 14! Davis is close to moving off the DL, but it will matter little with all the other opening day starters still nursing their boo boos.
Bryn Smith had a good outing, going eight innings and spreading eight hits and three walks while striking out eight. That's a lot of eights. Terry Francona earned his first "player of the game" award by roping three doubles. Montreal continues to climb up the standings while the Giants, well...check the pic.
Winning Pitcher - Bryn Smith
Losing Pitcher - Bill Laskey
Save - Greg Harris
Player of the Game - Francona
Hall of Famers in the Game - Gary Carter, Andre Dawson