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.
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.
PIT Rick Rhoden
SD Eric Show
Wynne 1-3 Walk 2 Runs Strikeout
Madlock 2-4 2B Walk 3 RBI
Pena 3-5 Grand Slam (Run 4 RBI) 2B
Berra 1-3 Homerun Run RBI 2 Errors
Rhoden 9.0 IP Shutout 3 Hits 2 Walks 6 Strikeouts
Gwynn 1-4 Strikeout
Nettles 1-3 Walk 2 Strikeouts
McReynolds 1-2 2B Walk
Show 8.0 IP 7 Hits 6 Walks 3 Runs
Gossage 1.0 IP 4 Hits 1 Walk Strikeout 5 Runs
Pittsburgh 8 (1-0-0)
San Diego 0 (0-0-1)
Show walked the leadoff batter four times and his only 1-2-3 inning was the Fifth Inning. With all of that, the Padres were only down 3-0 when Tim Flannery pinch hit for him leading off the bottom of the Eighth Inning. Flannery singled but he was stranded at first base. Rich Gossage relieved Show, struck out Rhoden and then promptly surrendered three singles and a walk before giving up the Grand Slam to Tony Pena.
I just wrote this post and it struck me again just how much happened in this game.
I played it a few days ago and all that I remembered was the Grand Slam and the 8-0 drubbing.
Show, though roughed up, pitched totally tough to only surrender three runs. Gossage - that happens...
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.