December 6, 2016
May 23, 1984 - Almost a Perfect 10
Let's do something different. Let's look at who won each inning:
First - The Yankees, 1-0. Dave Winfield doubled, Mattingly singled him home.
Second - Mariners, 6-2. Phil Niekro got crushed. Bill Nahorodny smacked a two-run single during the Seattle onslaught.
Third - Mariners, 1-0. Nahorodny again, this time a solo homer.
Fourth - Yankees, 3-2. Dave Winfield with a two run bomb!
Fifth through Eighth - tie, 0-0.
Ninth - Yankees, 3-0! The Mariners had a three run lead, but reliever Mike Stanton gave up a solo homer to Don Mattingly and three batters later Roy Smalley cranked a game-tying, two run blast!
Tenth - tie, 0-0.
Eleventh - Yankees, 1-0. With runners on second and third and no outs, Smalley grounded out to first but it plated pinch-runner Toby Harrah for what ended up being the winning run!
Winning Pitcher - Mike Armstrong
Losing Pitcher - Ed VandeBerg
Player of the Game - Roy Smalley, 1-4, HR, 3RBI, 2BB's, 2R's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Phil Niekro
It's the battle of the Cellar Dwellers, take two!
The Rangers actually had an early 2-0 lead on Milwaukee, but in the fifth Bill Schroeder hit the first of his two solo homers on the day and Randy Ready lined an RBI triple that scored Rick Manning. They were up to six runs after seven, which was enough of a lead for Ned Yost's first home run on the season to not spoil the day. Rollie Fingers went 1 and 2/3 innings to save the game for the Brew Crew and prevent the Rangers from winning their tenth game of the year.
Winning Pitcher - Bob McClure
Losing Pitcher - Dave Stewart
Save - Rollie Fingers
Player of the Game - Fingers, 1 2/3IP, Save
Hall of Famers in the Game - Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers