Rick Sutcliffe goes 8 innings, allows 3 hits, 2 walks and strikes out 7.
Will Clark goes 2 for 3 with a solo home run.
Chicago 6 (2-0-0)
Giants 1 (0-0-2)
Bob Dernier has a 3 for 4 day with 3 doubles, a walk and 3 runs scored.
Bob Brenly goes 1 for 4 with a solo home run in a 4-run Ninth Inning.
Chicago 8 (1-0-0)
Giants 4 (0-0-1)
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…
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.