June 12, 2017
May 28, 1984 - Show and Tell
"El Sid" Fernandez and Eric Show squared up against each other in this one, and both of them would like their first innings back.
In the top of the first Tony Gwynn lined a single and stole second...only to trot home two batters later when Kevin McReynolds went yard to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.
But in the bottom of the first New York came storming back. Eric Show's ERA has been above 6 all seasson, indicating he's had hard luck with the FAC cards. That trend continued as Wally Backman and Hubie Brooks reached base and, with two outs, George Foster crushed a homer to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.
That score held until the top of the fifth. With two outs Alan Wiggins walked and Tony Gwynn notched his second hit of the game. That brought up Carmelo Martinez, who cranked a bases-clearing double to give the Padres the lead once again at 4-3.
Show cruised after the first inning, and was relieved by Dave Dravecky in the eighth. Dravecky ran until problems in the ninth when he walked Darryl Strawberry with no outs, but Strawberry tried to steal second and was gunned down by Terry Kennedy. San Diego won!
Winning Pitcher - Eric Show
Losing Pitcher - Sid Fernandez
Save - Dave Dravecky
Player of the Game - Show, 7IP, 3ER, 4H's, 8K's, 2BB's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn