July 3, 2015
May 12, 1984 - 'Merca
Game #415 - New York Mets, 8 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 0
My Dad was in town last week, so once again he was managing his favorite team, the Dodgers. This started as a very close match, with neither team scoring a run through the first three innings. But in the top of the fourth Jose Oquendo hit a bases loaded single to plate Hubie Brooks. One inning later New York scored another run on an RBI hit from Keith Hernandez. A solo homer by Mike Fitzgerald and a three run bomb by Darryl Strawberry in the next two innings made sure the game was well out of hand as my poor father shook his head while Walt Terrell went the distance for his first shutout of the season.
Winning Pitcher - Walt Terrell
Losing Pitcher - Orel Hershiser
Player of the Game - Terrell, CG SHO, 5H's, 3K's
Game #416 - Philadelphia Phillies, 3 @ San Diego Padres, 2
The Padres jumped out to an early lead against John Denny and the Phillies in the bottom of the first. Carmelo Martinez roped a triple to plate Tony Gwynn and Alan Wiggins. In the top of the third Von Hayes doubled home Ivan DeJesus to pull Philadelphia to within one. In the top of the sixth Hayes did more damage, this time putting one into the outfield seats for two more runs. In the bottom of the ninth Larry Andersen gave up a single to Steve Garvey. Garvey went to second on a ground out, and then Martinez hit a single to Von Hayes and Garvey tried for home...but Hayes gunned him down!
Winning Pitcher - John Denny
Losing Pitcher - Ed Whitson
Save - Larry Andersen
Player of the Game - Von Hayes, 2-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI's, outfield assist
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt, Tony Gwynn, Goose Gossage