A fantastic start slowly evolves into a train wreck and disappointment.
Avert your eyes if you are still scarred from 1984. I actually wasn’t originally going to touch the playoffs, but there was a request for it and so with a little time left before real, meaningful baseball begins to be played we’ll go ahead and take a look at the National League Championship Series from that year.
- Superhero – Rick Sutcliffe (.195). The Red Baron picked up right where his 20 win regular season left off. He threw seven innings of two-hit ball. He struck out eight, though his control was a bit off on the day. He allowed five walks and hit a batter. Most of you will best remember the long home run he also hit in the third inning off of Eric Show.
Hero – Bob Dernier (.126). When a game gets lopsided in a hurry, you’ll see guys up here who contributed in the early going. Bob had two hits and two walks in his five plate appearances. He scored three times. Most amazingly, he hit a home run off of Show …Read the Rest
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