July 31, 2017
May 29, 1984 - Hit by Pitches
The Orioles were up 2-0 after five and a half innings, getting an unusually good outing from Dennis Martinez. This despite the fact he plunked two Mariners in the bottom of the fifth. But in the bottom of the sixth Seattle got its revenge when Ken Phelps launched a two-run blast to tie things up.
Mark Langston hit Gary Roenicke with a pitch in the top of the seventh and in my mind the imaginary umpire issued a warning to both sides. Langston lasted nine innings, striking out eight but the game was still tied, so on to extras it went.
Neither team could advance a runner to second base until the bottom of the twelfth. With two outs Tom Underwood walked Alvin Davis and then Steve Henderson. That brought up Al Cowens...who lined a single to center! Davis took off for home, and the throw from Al Bumbry was late - Mariners win on the walk-off single by Cowens!
Winning Pitcher - Edwin Nunez
Losing Pitcher - Tom Underwood
Player of the Game - Al Cowens, GWRBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray
Game #602 - Kansas City Royals, 3 @ Texas Rangers, 10
Frank Wills of the Royals got lit up like a Christmas tree, surrendering six runs in less than two innings. Paul Splittorff didn't fair much better, giving up another four runs in short reliever stint. But Mark Huismann saved the bullpen by pitching the last 5+ innings, allowing zero runs, but plunking two Rangers. Five different Texas players had at least two hits in the route.
Winning Pitcher - Danny Darwin
Losing Pitcher - Frank Wills
Player of the Game - Buddy Bell, 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3R's, BB