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September 16, 2004

Tigers Pound Jays, Magic Number Now Two

by @ 1:07 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - September, Juan Berenguer, Larry Herndon, Marty castillo, Tom Brookens

September 16, 1984 Tigers 8, Blue Jays 3 (95-54)

This one was over relatively quickly as the Tigers rallied for seven runs in the first three innings. Six different Tigers drove in runs, and seven different Tigers scored. Marty Castillo, Tom Brookens and Larry Herndon all hit homers for the Tigers.

Four Tiger pitchers combined to hold the Jays to six hits and three runs (two earned). Juan Berenguer pitched five solid innings to earn his ninth win.

The Tigers took the series and basically won the division with two nice performances. They drew over 135,000 fans for the three game series, as Tigers fans everywhere were celebrating.

August 15, 2004

Petry Pitches Tigers to Victory

by @ 7:20 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - August, Barbero Garbey, Dan Petry, Dave Bergman, Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, Tom Brookens, Willie Hernandez

August 15, 1984 Tigers 8, Angels 3 (78-43)

At this stage of the season, with Jack Morris’ struggles, Dan Petry had become the ace in that he seemed to come up with a win to put a stop to any kind of substantial losing streak. Dan pitched eight solid innings, giving up eight hits and three runs. The Angels had the lead once, going up 2-1 in the fourth, but the Tigers bounced back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead for good. Willie Hernandez pitched a perfect ninth to finish the game off.

Tom Brookens had the big game, going three for three with two RBIs. Barbero Garbey went three for three, Dave Bergman drove in three runs, and Kirk Gibson scored three times. It was a solid all around performance by the team.

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August 6, 2004

Tigers Split First Doubleheader with Red Sox

by @ 6:51 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - August, Aurelio Lopez, Carl Willis, Chet Lemon, Dan Petry, Doug Bair, Howard Johnson, Lance Parrish, Tom Brookens, Willie Hernandez

August 6, 1984 Tigers 9, Red Sox 7 (73-38)

Dan Petry didn’t have his best stuff, as he gave up six runs and eleven hits in only 4 2/3 innings, but Bob Ojeda was just as worse, as the Tigers scored six on the Red Sox starter as well. Aurelio Lopez pitched 2 2/3 to improve to 8-0, and Willie Hernandez picked up his 23rd save.

Chet Lemon and Lance Parrish both knocked in three runs and hit homers. Tom Brookens added a solo shot and scored two runs.

August 6, 1984 Red Sox 10, Tigers 2 (73-39)

A drubbing, plain and simple. Carl Willis got one batter before getting pulled, and Doug Bair didn’t much better. By the end of the fourth inning, the Tigers were down 9-1. Rookie starter Roger Clemens threw a solid eight innings, holding the Tigers to six hits while striking out nine.

Tom Brookens had the only multihit game, going two for four, and Howard Johnson hit a solo shot.

August 3, 2004

Royals Best Tigers With Seven Run Fourth

by @ 1:30 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - August, Alan Trammell, Aurelio Lopez, Lou Whitaker, Milt Wilcox, Tom Brookens

August 3, 1984 Royals 9, Tigers 6 (72-35)

Milt Wilcox was cruising along until the Royals hit him hard in the fourth. By the end of the inning, Wilcox would be sitting, and Aurilio Lopez would be in the game. Lopez threw another six innings of relief, but it still wasn’t enough.

Lou Whitaker went four for five, and Alan Trammell and Tom Brookens hit homeruns.

August 1, 2004

Tigers Start August Off on Rough Note

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - August, Dan Petry, Dave Bergman, Tom Brookens

August 1, 1984 Indians 4, Tigers 2 (71-34)

A good pitching performance by Dan Petry went to waste, as Cleveland’s Steve Farr shut down the Tigers. In all, the Tigers only managed three hits, one of which was a two run shot by Dave Bergman, his sixth. Tom Brookens made two errors at shortstop that led to an unearned run.

June 22, 2004

Tigers Upend Brewers in Front of Full House

by @ 10:50 pm. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - June, Dave Rozema, Kirk Gibson, Larry Herndon, Tom Brookens, Willie Hernandez

June 22, 1984 Tigers 7, Brewers 3 (50-18)

Well, it wasn’t exactly a “full” house, but close to 49,000 fans showed up to see the Tigers win their 50th game of the season. A strong six innings by Dave Rozema, who improved to 4-0, got the Tigers off to a nice start, and Willie Hernandez struck out five in 2 1/3 innings of one hit ball to earn his thirteenth save of the season.

Kirk Gibson and Larry Herndon drove in two, and Tom Brookens went two for two.

June 17, 2004

Tigers Sweep Brewers, Remain Six Games Up

by @ 11:11 pm. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - June, Aurelio Lopez, Barbero Garbey, Chet Lemon, Dave Rozema, Tom Brookens

June 17, 1984 Tigers 7, Brewers 4 (47-16)

Dave Rozema improved to 3-0 with a solid five innings of four hit ball. Aurilio Lopez inherited a five run lead, and although he wasn’t stellar, picked up his eighth save by going four innings to finish the game off.

The Tigers did the bulk of their damage in the fifth when they scored five runs. Tom Brookens had a two run triple, and Barbero Garbey scored by stealing home. Chet Lemon led the hit parade by going three for five while driving in two runs.

The Tigers headed home with three straight wins a struggling Yankees team still six games ahead of Toronto. The race at this point was pretty much a two team one, as Baltimore had tapered of to 11 1/2 back (still a better record then the division leading California Angels).

June 5, 2004

Toronto Blue Jays Even the Score Against the Detroit Tigers

by @ 8:51 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - June, Doug Bair, Glenn Abbott, Kirk Gibson, Larry Herndon, Tom Brookens

June 5, 1984 Blue Jays 8, Tigers 4 (39-12)

A six run fourth inning and four total homeruns by the Blue Jays did the Tigers in. Starter¬†Glenn Abbott couldn’t make it through four innings, and the ever reliable Doug Bair was hit hard as well.

Detroit managed eight hits and eight walks, but only four men crossed the plate. Brookens (double) and Herndon (triple) had the only extra base hits, and Kirk Gibson went two for four.

June 3, 2004

Flanagan, Orioles Top Detroit Tigers

by @ 6:52 am. Filed under 1984 Tigers Championship Diary, 1984 Tigers Diary - June, Dave Rozema, Milt Wilcox, Tom Brookens

June 3, 1984 Orioles 2, Tigers 1 (38-11)

Another pretty poor performance all the way around by the Tigers as Mike Flanagan pitched a seven hit complete game shutout. The only ding against him was a solo shot by Tom Brookens, his first homer of the season.

Milt Wilcox struggled, but still kept Detroit in the game. He walked six in 5 2/3 innings. Dave Rozema finished the game by pitching 3 1/3 innings of one hit ball.

Tomorrow, the Tigers had their first season series against the Blue Jays, who now sat 4 1/4 back of Detroit. The Tigers were mired in a slump that would have been considered impossible, as they lost six of nine after starting the season 35-5.

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