Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ten homer game

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Just finished my morning ritual of watching the MLB.com fastcast.  Pittsburgh, playing in Cincinnati, combined for 10 homers last night in a game that was suspended in the bottom of the 6th due to rain (game scheduled to resume today).  According to the box score, Pittsburgh has six of those homers and Cincinnati has the other 4.

If I had to bet, I'd say that having to pause the game will change the pace, but I'll still be keeping on eye on the game to see if either team can keep the home run momentum going.  Perhaps one of these teams will actually threaten the Toronto Blue Jays record.

And what record is that, you ask?  Why, it's the one featured card #3 from the 1993 Donruss McDonald's Blue Jays set.  On September 14, 1987, while hosting the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays wrapped out 10 home runs en route to an 18-3 beat down.

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Leading the charge was Ernie Whitt, who went 3-for-3, with 3 home runs accounting for 5 RBIs.  George Bell and Rance Mulliniks each hit 2, and Lloyd Moseby, Rob Ducey and Fred McGriff rounded out the barrage with a dinger each.

Getting the win that day was Jim Clancy, who allowed 2 earned runs over 7 innings (including a solo homer to Mike Hart in the 3rd), striking out 6 and walking 1.  On the other end of the box score was Ken Dixon, who was saddled with the loss in 1.2 innings!

Anyway, we'll see what happens today when Pittsburgh and Cincinnati resume their game.

Thanks for reading!

Richard.

2 comments:

  1. That game was crazy last night. They really should have let them keep playing. It rained the entire game and they played in it, but they put the tarp on in anticipation of a heavier storm. Took almost 2 hours before the next heavy rain came. The game could have been finished in that time.

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    1. Ah, the beauty of hindsight, eh? ;) I didn't realize the had already been playing through the rain. Good win for Pittsburgh; tough loss for the Reds, though.

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