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October 16, 2016

May 20, 1984 - Bench Pressed

Game #505 - Atlanta Braves, 4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 3

Rick Camp and John Candelaria were the starters for this one, and both pitched extremely well.  In fact, the game was scoreless after six innings of play.  But the bases were loaded in the top of the seventh when Brad Komminsk grounded into a force out at secon that plated Dale Murphy.  The Pirates tied it up when they too had the bases loaded and Ron Wotus laid down a suicide-squeeze to score Jim Morrison.  Lee Lacy came in to pinch hit and stumbled into a fielder's choice that allowed Bill Madlock to cross home plate to give the Pirates the lead.

The Braves rallied back in the thanks to a RBI double by Albert Hall.  They scored two more in the ninth thanks in part to a Gerald Perry pinch hit, which they would eventually need because Pittsburgh scored once more in the bottom of the ninth in their failed comeback.

Winning Pitcher - Steve Bedrosian
Losing Pitcher - Don Robinson
Player of the Game - Gerald Perry, 1-1, SB, R

Game # 506 - New York Mets, 7 @ San Diego Padres, 8 (10 innings)

The Padres were enjoying a 2-1 lead when starter Andy Hawkins walked three straight batters to start the sixth.  Hawkins hit the showers but two runs would eventually score.  Greg Booker allowed two more runs in the seventh, thanks in part to a Time Flannery error.  By the time the ninth inning rolled around the Mets were up 7-3, but the Padres weren't done.  A two-run, pinch-hit homer by Bobby Brown got them within two, and four batter later Tony Gwynn roped a line drive to plate two more - tie game!  In the bottom of the tenth Graig Nettles doubled off Tom Gorman and Carmelo Martinez walked.  Steve Garvey flied out softly to left field but Bobby Brown, still in the game, delivered the walk-off single to win the game!!!

Winning Pitcher - Goose Gossage
Losing Pitcher - Tom Gorman
Player of the Game - Bobby Brown, 2-2, HR, 3RBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn, Goose Gossage

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