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…
Philadelphia: Steve Carlton
Atlanta: Pascual Perez
Lescano 1-4 HR Run 3RBI 3K
DeJesus 2-3 3B RBI BB
Wilson 0-4 3K
Carlton 5.2 IP 8Runs 7Hits 2BB 4K
Washington 3-5 2HR 3Runs 4RBI
Chambliss 3-4 HR 2B 2Runs 2RBI
Murphy 1-5 HR Run 2RBI
Perez 9.0 IP 4Runs 5 Hits 4BB 10K
Philadelphia 4 (0-0-1)
Atlanta 11 (1-0-0)
In tabletop baseball games I will leave starting pitchers in as long as I can, that’s just how I like to play it.
The Braves were bashing the ball from the start. Murphy and Chambliss hit their home runs in the First Inning. Washington belted his in back-to-back at-bats in the Seventh and Ninth Innings.
Carlton just did not have it while Perez pitched more like I expected Carlton would.
Philadelphia: John Denny
Atlanta: Craig McMurtry
Samuel 3-5 HR 2B Run 3RBI Error
Hayes 1-1 Run 3 Walks
Schmidt 0-4 Walk Strikeout
Denny 9.0 IP 2 Runs 4 Hits 5 Walks 3 Strikeouts
Murphy 1-2 2 Walks RBI
Washington 1-4 Walk Run
Trevino 1-1 2B RBI (pinch-hit)
McMurtry 7.0 IP 5 Runs 7 Hits 4 Walks 5 Strikeouts
Philadelphia 5 (1-0-1)
Atlanta 2 (1-0-1)
Juan Samuel leadoff the game with a home run.
The Phillies were ahead 3-0 after the Second Inning.
The Braves could get nothing going until the much later in the game.
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.