PIT starter Rick Rhoden CHI starter Dennis Eckersley
PIT Tony Pena went 1 for 3 and drove in 2 runs (the only runs of the game)
CHI Keith Moreland went 2 for 4 with 2 singles
PIT Rhoden went 6 innings before giving way to Rod Scurry and Kent Tekulve
CHI Eckersley lasted 7 innings, gave up 4 hits and 2 walks (2 hits and 2 walks in the First Inning)
The Pirates scored twice in the First Inning and only slightly threatened again in the Sixth Inning before a double play ended the threat. The Cubs led off the bottom of the Seventh Inning with two singles but failed to score.
Final: Pittsburgh 2 Chicago 0
Season Record: 6 Wins 7 Losses
STL starter: Danny Cox CHI starter: Steve Trout
CHI Trout struggled mightily in the First Inning, allowing 3 Hits 4 BB and 4 Runs
STL Ozzie Smith went 4-5 with 3 Runs and 3 RBI
CHI Keith Moreland went 3-4 but had nothing to show for it
STL had a 4-run 8th Inning that began with a Leon Durham error
Final: Cardinals 9 Cubs 3
Season Record: 6 Wins 6 Losses
Doubleheader Game Two
STL starter: Dave LaPoint CHI starter: Rick Sutcliffe
CHI Sutcliffe dominates again. He allows 4 hits and 2 walks, strikes out 9 and gives up a solo homer to Andy Van Slyke.
CHI Leon Durham goes 5 for 5 with 2 doubles and a 2-run home run.
STL Van Slyke had struck out 3 straight times before belting one in the Ninth inning to get the Cards on the board.
CH Davey Lopes got the start and went 3 for 5 with a double, 2 runs and a stolen base.
Final: Cubs 9 Cardinals 1
Season Record: 6 Wins 5 Losses
Doubleheader Game One
STL starter: Joaquin Andujar CHI Starter: Dick Ruthven
STL Andujar gets the complete game shutout, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, 2HBP (ouch) and strikes out 8.
CHI Ruthven lasts 6 innings, allows 4 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks and 1HBP (ouch) and strikes out 5.
STL First baseman David Green goes 3 for 5 with a double, a run and 3 RBI. Willie Mcghee goes 3 for 4 and scores twice.
CHI Gary Matthews has two of the Cub hits, one of them a double.
Andujar was dominant from the start and the Cubs were helpless throughout. Ruthven did his best, can't fault him.
Final: Cardinals 8 Cubs 0
Season Record: 5 Wins 5 Losses
NY Starter: Walt Terrell CHI Starter: Scott Sanderson
NY Terrell pitches 8 strong innings, allows 8 hits, 2 walks and strikes out 5. George Foster's 2-base error leads to a run.
CHI Bowa goes 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Sandberg homers.
Sanderson gets the complete game shutout. He allowed only 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 6.
Final: Cubs 3 Mets 0
Wins: 5 Losses 4
NY Starter: Dwight Gooden CHI Starter: Dennis Eckersley
NY Gooden goes 8 innings, allows 6 hits, 3 walks and strikes out 10.
CHI Ron Cey homers. Bob Dernier homers. Jody Davis doubles in a run.
Dernier comes up with 2 outs in the bottom of the Ninth and Jody Davis on second base. Jesse Orosco gets Dernier to fly out to Geroge Foster in left field to end the game.
Final: Mets 4 Cubs 3
Wins: 4 Losses 4
CHI Steve Trout goes 8 innings, allows 3 hits, 2 walks and strikes out 2.
LA Rick Honeycutt goes 7 innings allows 4 hits, 3 walks and strikes out 3.
Chicago holds a 1-0 lead in the bottom on the 9th Inning with Lee Smith going for the Save.
Ken Landreaux on first base after a single off of Trout.
Smith fans Pedro Guererro.
Mike Marshall then deposits a Smith fastball into the bleachers to give the Dodgers a 2-1 win.
Final: Dodgers 2 Cubs 1
Wins: 4 Losses 3
The Cubs visited the Dodgers on their West Coast trip to start the season.
Rick Sutcliffe got his second start of the year. He would go up against Orel Hersheiser (unstead of Jerry Reuss as was the case because I didn't have a card for him and Orel won a dice roll over Burt Hooton to get the start).
In the First Inning, Ken Landreaux and Pedro Gurrero nail back-to-back home runs and the Los Angeles is up 2-0 just like that on Sutcliffe.
The Cubs answer back in the bottom of the Second Inning when Ray Durham leads off with a walk and comes home on a Jody Davis double. Davis is then thrown out a home when Larry Bowa singles to center. At the end of two innings, Dodgers 2 Cubs 1.
Sutcliffe proceeds to strikeout 7 of the next 12 batters he faces.
Hersheiser keeps the Cubs shut down also.
Guerrero blasts a solo home run in the Sixth Inning to put the Dodgers up, 3-1.
The Cubs fail to threaten, and in the Eighth Inning Guerrero belts another home run into the outfield seats giving Los Angeles a 4-1 lead.
The top of the Ninth found the Cubs pinch hitting for Sutcliffe and Henry Cotto singled and reached second base on an error by left fielder, Mike Marshall. Bob Dernier flies out directly to Marshall (Dernier's bat is really cooling off) and Hersheiser whiffs Gary Matthews for strikeout number 9. Ryne Sandberg reaches on a throwing error by second baseman Steve Sax and the Cubs are in business with runners on first and second with 2 outs.
Third baseman Ron Cey steps into the box and is promptly no match for Hersheiser who sets him down swinging in front of a standing Chavez Ravine crowd for the win.
Final: Dodgers 4 Cubs 1
Wins: 4 Losses 2
CHI Ryne Sandberg belts a 2-Run home run. Ruthven goes a strong seven innings.
SD Carmello Martinez homers in the bottom of the 9th Inning to tie the game.
EXTRA: Larry Bowa singles to drive in Leon Durham in the 13th Inning.
Final: Cubs 4 Padres 3
Wins: 4 Losses: 1
CHI Jody Davis clubs a 3-run home run to put the Cubs ahead in the 8th Inning.
SD Kevin McReynolds doubles in Terry Kennedy in the bottom of the 9th inning for the win.
Final: Padres 5 Cubs 4
Wins: 3 Losses: 1
CHI Bob Dernier is 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a stolen base. Sandberg and Durham homer.
SD Tony Gwynn goes 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Final: Cubs 5 Padres 3
Wins: 3 Losses: 0
CHI Bob Dernier has a 3 for 4 day with 3 doubles, a walk and 3 runs scored.
SF Bob Brenly goes 1 for 4 with a solo home run in a 4-run Ninth Inning.
Final: Cubs 8 Giants 4
Wins: 2 Losses: 0
CHI Rick Sutcliffe goes 8 innings, allows 3 hits, 2 walks and strikes out 7.
SF Will Clark goes 2 for 3 with a solo home run.
Final: Cubs 6 Giants 1
Wins: 1 Losses: 0
What This Is
A 1984 Chicago Cubs season replay using APBA Baseball.