|Detroit Native - John Mayberry.|
The Tigers were sending out their ace, Jack Morris (Grade B) against a Grade D starter in Jim Clancy... The Tigers loved their odds.
Game #8 / April 18th (at Exhibition Stadium)
The Detroit Tigers came out flat, recording only a single hit during the first 6 innings of the contest against Clancy; Clancy would go on to allow only 1 ER through 7 innings, while allowing only 3 hits (3 walks) with 2 K's. The Tigers would only collect 4 hits total by the end of the game.
The damage came during the bottom of the third, as Detroit-native John Mayberry slugged a two-out, two-run homer off of Morris. The Blue Jays would maintain the lead, to win the game 2-1, with Clancy getting the win, while Roy Lee Jackson logged the save.
Tigers' only run came on a Richie Hebner sac fly, he went 2-for-2 for the day, with 2 singles; Lance Parrish was the only other Tiger to collects hits (2) as well.
|WP: Jim Clancy /
LP: Jack Morris (1-1) / SV: Roy Lee Jackson
Real 1981 Game Result: Tigers won 4-3
My 1981 Tigers: 5-3
Real 1981 Tigers: 7-1
Replay Scoring Differential: +11
Real 1981 Game Record Differential: -2
Game #9 / April 19th (at Exhibition Stadium)
The Tigers send Milt Wilcox (Grade B-Z) to the mound to face off against the Jays' Jackson Todd (Grade D-Z).
The Blue Jays struck early with a two-out, two runs batted in single by Al Woods.
The Tigers appeared quiet the first two innings, then broke through loudly with a 6-run 3rd Inning, highlighted by a Steve Kemp, three-run homer & 2-run single by Tom Brookens; The game would see no more scoring the rest of the way.
It was easily Wilcox's best outing of the season, pitching the complete game victory, while allowing only 5 hits & 2 runs... He did allow 4 walks though, while striking out 4 Jays.
Kemp falls a triple short of the cycle, having a bid day, going 3-for-5, HR, 2B & 3 RBI.
|WP: Milt Wilcox
(1-2) / LP: Jackson Todd
Real 1981 Game Result: Tigers lost 9-1
My 1981 Tigers: 6-3
Real 1981 Tigers: 7-2
Replay Scoring Differential: +17
Real 1981 Game Record Differential: -1
Next Series: The Tigers travel to Yankees Stadium for 3 games.