April 23, 1985 Game 164: Braves (4-8) at Padres (7-5)

Beautiful day st the ballpark today as the Padres take on the Braves.  The defending National League are trying to shake of the rust of the off-season and today they send Mark Thurmond to toe the rubber.  Rick Mahler who has been the victim of poor run support goes for the Braves.

Hits were hard to come by as both pitchers were dialed in; the Padres did threaten in the 1st when they loaded the bases with 2-outs but Bevacqua bounces into a 6-4 FC to end the inning.  They would also threaten in the 3rd with Gwynn on 3rd and Garvey on 1st.  Mahler strikes out Kennedy and get McReynolds to fly out to centerfield.

In the 6th however the Padres are able to scratch out a run.  Bevacqua triples, Martinez and Royster walk,  Thurmond hits one back to Mahler who bobbles it and everyone is safe, that scores Bevacqua and it is scored as an error on Mahler and the score is 1-0 Padres.

The Braves threaten in the 8th.  After Cerone and Chambliss single, Thurmond gets Zuvella to bounce to Flannery, who flips it to Royster, who throws to Garvey to complete the doubleplay.  Cerone moves up to 3rd and Thurmond gets Mahler to strikeout to end the threat.  They were not done as they try to tie it up in the 9th.  Ramirez leads off and flies out to Murphy, Hubbard singles, Komminski bounces into a 6-4 FC, Murphy singles and now there are runners on 1st and 2nd with 2-out,  Thurmond gets Harper to chase curveball out of the strikezone for the strikeout and the game is over.

The Final Score 1-0 Padres