October 6, 2018

June 10, 1984 - Blowouts and Nail Biters

Game #743 - Atlanta Braves, 16 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 1

You want to know something funny?  The Dodgers actually led this game 1-0 after the first.  Mike Marshall doubled home Pedro Guerrero but Pascual Perez settled down after that.

Randy Johnson was the big star on offense for the Braves.  In the third inning he hit a double that scored Albert Hall and later crossed home himself thanks to a Brad Komminsk hit. 

In the fourth inning he tattooed a homer for three RBI.

In the fifth, for the third consecutive inning, he had yet another RBI base knock. 

He added his sixth and final RBI of the day in the seventh, one of seven runs that scored in the inning.

Winning Pitcher - Pascual Perez
Losing Pitcher - Jerry Reuss
Player of the Game - Randy Johnson, 5-6, 2B, HR, 6RBI, 3Rs

Game #744 - New York Mets, 3 @ Montreal Exops, 2

Ron Darling and Bryn Smith were posting goose eggs through the first three frames of this game.  But in the top of the fourth Darryl Strawberry led off with a double, and scored two batters later when Mookie Wilson ripped a triple.  In the top of the sixth the Mets got two more runs.  George Foster hit a solo shot to start the inning.  Strawberry came up next and walked.  From there he stole second base, but moved to third on a throwing error by Gary Carter.  He then scored on a Hubie Brooks sacrifice fly.

Darling, meanwhile, continued to cruise until the eighth.  With two outs he walked Derrell Thomas.  Gary Carter made up for his gaff by blasting Darling's next pitch into the bleachers to close the lead to a run.  But Doug Sisk recorded the last four outs to save the win for the Metropolitans. 

Winning Pitcher - Ron Darling
Losing Pitcher - Bryn Smith
Save - Doug Sisk
Player of the Game - Darryl Strawberry, 1-3, 2B, BB, SB, 2Rs
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson

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