April 11, 2016
May 17, 1984 - It Gets Away From You
This game was absolutely brutal...if you were a Chicago Cub.
The Cubbies jumped all over Reds starter Jay Tibbs in the first, plating six runs with eleven batters. That included Jody Davis hitting a grand slam...already his THIRD on the season!
By the top of the fourth Chicago was up 9-4. Ron Cey launched two solo homers in that span, but Scott Sanderson was having a hard time locking down the Cincy lineup. Wayne Krenchicki capped off a three run fifth with a home run that also scored Dan Driessen.
Fast forward to the bottom of the seventh, and the Cubs were still in the lead, 11-8. But reliever George Frazier was battered by the Reds, including a two-run double from the Cobra, Dave Parker, that gave the Reds the lead for good.
Winning Pitcher - Bob Owchinko
Losing Pitcher - George Frazier
Save - Bill Scherrer
Player of the Game - Scherrer, 2IP, 2K's, SV
Hall of Famers in the Game - Ryne Sandberg, Tony Perez
The Expos wanted to make starter Bryn Smith comfortable right out of the gate, so they went ahead and scored two runs in the first, including an RBI double by Andre Dawson. In the bottom of the first San Diego answered back with their own HOF outfielder, as Tony Gwynn doubled home Alan Wiggins after Wiggins stole second.
The score stayed 2-1 until the sixth when Dawson poked a single that brought Miguel Dilone home. Gary Carter added a solo shot in the eighth and the Padres free fall in the standings was secured again.
Winning Pitcher - Bryn Smith
Losing Pitcher - Ed Whitson
Save - Bob James
Player of the Game - Andre Dawson, 2-4, double, 2RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Tony Gwynn