January 22, 2016

May 15, 1984 - East Coast Storming

I hope all you loyal readers on the east coast are bundled up and ready for the snow -  hang in there!

Game #447 - Houston Astros, 3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 5

Enos Cabell was a one-man wrecking machine for Houston in this one.  He ripped a triple for two RBI's in the first and added an RBI double in the seventh.  In fact, he was only a home run short of the cycle, that elusive hitting feat which still hasn't happened in this Statis Pro season.

Cabell aside, the Pirates had their own ammo.  They were sparked by a Phil Garner error in the fourth which allowed them to send ten batters to the plate and to chase away starter Joe Niekro.  The previously hot Astros have run into a nemesis dressed in the yellow and black...

Winning Pitcher - Larry McWilliams
Losing Pitcher - Joe Niekro
Save - Kent Tekulve
Player of the Game - Doug Frobel, 3-4, 2R's, RBI

Game #448 - Montreal Expos, 7 @ San Diego Padres, 3

For the life of me I can't figure out how the real 1984 Padres made it to the World Series.  Their Statis Pro team has played TERRIBLY.  It was more of the same in this one.  The Expos already had a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Andre Dawson stepped up with the bases chalked.  He went big fly for the grand slam off Andy Hawkins!  Montreal continues their steady climb up the standings in the NL East...

Winning Pitcher - Bill Gullickson
Losing Pitcher - Andy Hawkins
Player of the Game - Andre Dawson, 3-5, grand slam, 4RBI's, 2b
Hall of Famers in the Game - Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Tony Gwynn

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm replaying the actual 1984 Padres schedule right now with my Statis Pro set. They are currently 42-32 with a team BA of .278 and ERA of 4.02. The seem to be doing just fine offensively and the bullpen has been stellar. Tony Gwynn is batting .378 and Nettles is lights out with a .282 BA and 19 homeruns and 56 RBI in 220 at bats.