Philadelphia: Charles Hudson
Cincinnati: Joe Price
Wokenfuss 2-4 HR Run RBI 2 Strikeouts
Schmidt 2-4 HR Run RBI 2 Strikeouts
Hudson 1-3 HR Run RBI
Hudson 9.0 IP 6 Hits 2 Runs 0 Walks 3 Strikeouts
Concepcion 1-4 Run
Esasky 1-4 Triple RBI
Price 8.0 IP 7 Hits 4 Runs 3 HR 0 Walks 9 Strikeouts
Philadelphia 4 (2-0-1)
Cincinnati 2 (0-0-3)
I did not expect much from these two starting pitchers.
I thought it would be a hit-fest with each of them hitting the showers after the league mandatory 5.0 Innings Pitched.
But - Hudson and Price battled. Zero Base on Balls on the day at all - 9 Strikeouts from Price - only 2 runs allowed by Hudson (and the last one was from a two-out triple in the bottom of the Ninth).
This was a strong game, but totally enjoyable.
Schmidt has a rough two-game series against the Braves before this and promptly struck out in his first two at-bats here. He warmed up with a single in the Sixth and then clouted his homer in the Eighth. The Phillies desperately need him to perform well to stay out of the basement.
The Reds, well - they continued their offensive futility that plagued them versus the Mets. I have seen nothing in their lineups that give any glimmer of home. Eric Davis has been on the bench in their first three games and he may have to get in there before to long or the Reds will sink into oblivion.
But - it’s only three games in. Maybe it’s too early to predict anything…
New York Walt Terrell
Cincinnati Bruce Berenyi
Backman 2-4 2 Runs
Brooks 2-3 Run 3 RBI
Heep 2-4 Run 2 RBI
Hodges 1-2 Run 2 RBI
Terrell 5.0 IP 2 Hits 0 Runs 1 Walk 4 Strikeouts
George Foster injured sliding into second base - Out for 2 games.
Berenyi 5 IP 13 Hits 11 Runs 4 Walks 4 Strikeouts
New York 12 (2-0-0)
Cincinnati 0 (0-0-2)
5 Innings * Game shortened due to 10-Run Rule
In their first two games of the season the Reds have been shutout 10-0 and 12-0.
The Mets were ahead 3-0 after four innings but blew the game open with 9 runs in the Fifth Inning.
New York Ron Darling
Cincinnati Mario Soto
Hernandez 2-4 2B 3 Runs Walk Strikeout
Foster 3-5 Homerun 2 Runs 5 RBI
Strawberry 3-5 2 2B 2 Runs RBI
Wilson 2-4 2B 3 RBI Walk
Darling 9.0 IP 0 Runs 5 Hits 2 Walks 8 Strikeouts
Milner 1-3 Walk
Esasky 0-4 2 Strikeouts
Bilardello 1-3 Walk Strikeout
Soto 7 IP 8 Runs 11 Hits 2 Walks 9 Strikeouts
New York 10 (1-0-0)
Cincinnati 0 (0-0-1)
The Reds fell behind 4-0 by the Third Inning and 7-0 by the Fifth Inning.
I probably should have pulled Soto earlier, but the league rule is that starters have to pitch at least 5 innings (unless injured).
I expected this to be an Opening Day pitcher's duel and Ron Darling did his part...
Foster had a huge game for the Mets, even reaching second base on a Redus error then scoring in the Ninth Inning.
What This Is
These are write-ups and statistics from a 1984 Season replay using APBA Baseball. I am using some modified replay rules as well.