Friday, February 13, 2009

2 for 1 Piazza

April 24th 1994,

The Expos took an early lead tonight against the Dodgers, but Los Angeles, led by Mike Piazza’s bat, ran away with the win.

After consecutives single by Marquis Grissom and Mike Lansing, the first two hitters of the game, Moises Alou produced his 9th run of the season with a sacrifice fly against Pedro Astacio. Montreal would double their lead in the second when Cliff Floyd pushed Wil Cordero home with a double.

The Dodgers would even the score in the bottom of the 2nd when Cory Snyder produced 2 runs with a double. Eric Karros and Raul Mondesi crossed the plate on the play.

Montreal took the lead back in the 3rd with a two outs single by Darrin Fletcher that pushed Alou to the plate.

Then, it was time for the Piazza show. As the 1st batter of the 6th, Piazza sent Butch Henry deep to even the game at 3. Then, against Gil Heredia in the 7th with two men on bases with 2 outs, Piazza belted his second long ball in as many innings to give the Dodgers a 3 points lead. The Dodgers would never look back.

The Expos ended this 10 games west coast road trip with a record of 7-3.

Game Line
MON 111 000 000 3 8 0
LAD 020 001 30x 6 9 1

WP: Jim Gott
LP: Gil Heredia (1-1)
S: Todd Worrell
2B: Floyd 2 (2), Wallach, Mondesi
HR: Piazza 2

Mike Piazza was the big star of the game with 2 homeruns and 4 RBIs:

NL East Standings:
ATL 14-5 --- .737
MTL 11-8 3 .579
NYM 9-9 4.5 .500
FLA 8-10 5.5 .444
PHI 8-11 6 .421

Next Game:
Giants @ Expos
Bill Swift vs. Jeff Fassero (2-1) 3.46

1 comment:

  1. Ha, Piazza...good fuckin' game!

    Oh well, we're still improving, second in the East!