January 15, 2017

May 24, 1984 - Plenty Left

New York Yankees, 3 @ Seattle Mariners, 6

This was a bit of a strange game as Mark Langston was in a lot of trouble through the first four innings.  Willie Randolph got thrown out at home in the first, Don Mattingly was stranded at second in the second, and then Dave Winfield and Rick Cerone both went yard in the third.  Add in a Cerone RBI single in the fourth and the Mariners looked like they could be toast.  However, Langston did strike out six batters through four innings...and ended the game with 13!  That was the big story of the game, as Langston carved up the Bronx Bombers in the back half of the match.

Winning Pitcher - Mark Langston
Losing Pitcher - Ray Fontenot
Player of the Game - Langston, CG, 13K's, 3R's, 0BB's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield

Milwaukee Brewers, 7 @ Texas Rangers, 6

This was the 43rd game of the year for Texas, and they still weren't at ten wins on the season.  They were fired up in the first inning, though, scoring three runs off Don Sutton to start the contest.  Milwaukee came roaring back, though.  Ben Oglivie hit a solo homer in the second and then Robin Yount deposited a ball into the bleachers with the bases loaded - GRAND SLAM!  But the Rangers kept trying to chip their way back into it.  Going into the bottom of the ninth they were only down by two.  Jim Kern was on the mound for the Brew Crew, and he didn't give up a run in the real 1984.  But with one out Marv Foley launched a home run that Kern couldn't do anything about.  He recorded the final two outs, though, to save the, uh, save.

Winning Pitcher - Don Sutton
Losing Pitcher - Danny Darwin
Save - Jim Kern
Player of the Game - Ray Searage, 2IP, 0H's, 0BB's, 2K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Robin Yount, Don Sutton

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