March 11, 2020

June 16, 1984 - Golden State Warriors

Game #819 - Chicago White Sox, 9 @  Oakland A's, 10

As evidenced by the score, this game was wacky.

The score was knotted at zero apiece when the A's sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the third, scoring four times.  Rickey Henderson, Davey Lopes, Carney Lansford, and Dwayne Murphy all came in to score.  Oakland tagged on their fifth run of the game in the fourth, this time on a double from Lopes that plated Rickey Henderson, who was standing on second with his third steal of the game.

Tim Conroy, the Oakland starter, was cruising through the Chicago lineup until the top of the fifth.  That's when he allowed four runs before getting yanked, including a two-run bomb to Greg Luzinski.  Chris Codiroli, the relief pitcher, didn't fair much better as he allowed another three in the inning thanks to a three-run homer from Marc Hill. 

That meant Chicago was now on top, 7-5, going into the bottom of the fifth.  Oakland put up another four-spot to retake the lead.  The Pale Hose drew within a run after a Greg Walker solo shot in the seventh, but the A's held on to the win.

Winning Pitcher - Chris Codiroli
Losing Pitcher - Salome Barojas
Save - Tom Burgmeier
Player of the Game - Rickey Henderson, 3-5, BB, 3SBs, 3Rs
Hall of Famers in the Game - Harold Baines, Rickey Henderson

Game #820 - San Francisco Giants, 4 @ San Diego Padres, 1

The cellar dwellers of the NL West teed off for the third straight game, and started well for the Giants.  Jeff Leonard led the game off with solo homer and one flap down as he rounded the bases.  Eric Show surrendered another run in the second when Johnny LeMaster doubled home Joel Youngblood. 

San Fran was up 3-0 when Mark Davis balked home the first Padre run, allowing Luis Salazar to score.  Davis would last seven innings total, truly spreading nine hits and a walk around and avoiding any serious damage along with his seven K's.  Show pitched eight frames before Craig Lefferts took over in the ninth and let Jack Clark go deep for the fourth and final run of the game.

Winning Pitcher - Mark Davis
Losing Pitcher - Eric Show
Save - Greg Minton
Player of the Game - Jeff Leonard, 2-5, HR, 2RBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn

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