July 3, 2017
May 29, 1984 - First Place Bullpens
Ray Fontenot and Ron Romanick were posting goose eggs through the first three and a half innings when the Angels finally got on the board. Rob Wilfong doubled to score Fred Lynn and then Doug DeCinces scored too when Omar Moreno overran the ball.
The Yankees came roaring back in the top of the sixth with big RBI hits from Willie Randolph and Ken Griffey, making it 5-2 in favor of New York. But the Angels kept chipping away. Lynn and Bob Boone drove in two in the bottom of the sixth, and Lynn hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to plate Juan Beniquez and tie the game.
In the bottom of the eighth Boone reached on a Tim Foli error. He moved to third on a single by Ron Jackson, which brought up Dick Schofield. Schofield was non-existent on offense in the real 1984, and is doing even worse in the Statis Pro season, hovering around a .160 batting average. So what was the call? SUICIDE SQUEEZE And it worked! Schofield layed down a perfect bunt and Boone crossed home plate for the winning run. Doug Corbett worked two innings of relief against the heart of the Yankees order to tally the win.
Winning Pitcher - Doug Corbett
Losing Pitcher - Bob Shirley
Player of the Game - Corbett, 2IP, six up six down, W
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson
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Richard Dotson surrendered three runs in the first, and then another in the second to put the Pale Hose in the early deficit. Dotson actually really settled down after that, pitching into the ninth. But Bryan Clark, making a spot start, dodged danger through 5 and 2/3 innings. Jim Gott came in after that to record the long save.
Winning Pitcher - Bryan Clark
Losing Pitcher - Ron Romanick
Save - Jim Gott
Player of the Game - Gott, 3 1/3IP, H, K, R