December 19, 2015
May 15, 1984 - Ho Ho Ho
Game #441 - Seattle Mariners, 6 @ Detroit Tigers, 5
Lance Parrish hit a bases loaded single in the bottom of the first to put Detroit up 2-0 for a quick lead. But Ken Phelps hit a solo homer in the second and Phil Bradley scored in the third to knot things up again at 2-2. By the ninth inning the Mariners were leading by four runs when the Tigers attempted an epic comeback. Reliever David Beard walked two batters before Alan Trammell crushed a three run home run to bring them within one. Put Paul Mirabella jumped in and struck out Kirk Gibson to end the game in favor of Seattle.
Winning Pitcher - Jim Beattie
Losing Pitcher - Al Lopez
Save - Paul Mirabella
Player of the Game - Jim Beattie, 8IP, 2R's, 3K's
Game #442 - Texas Rangers, 8 @ Milwaukee Brewers, 3
The injury-ravaged Brew Crew were forced to start four lefties in their lineup against southpaw Frank Tanana, and the results weren't good. Texas had a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth when a rain delay (Z card!) interrupted the game for 81 minutes. I decided to let both starters continue pitching, but Jamie Cocanower was tagged for four runs in the top of the fourth, so maybe that wasn't the best call?
Winning Pitcher - Frank Tanana
Losing Pitcher - Jamie Cocanower
Player of the Game - Wayne Tolleson, 4-4, 2RBI's, R, 2SB's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Robin Yount