May 21, 1987

Indians 6, Twins 3

Thursday May 21, 1987
Cleveland Stadium

Play of the Game
Cory Snyder’s solo home run off of Bert Blyleven in the bottom of the second inning that broke the 0-0 tie.

Top WPA
Greg Swindell CLE 0.30 – CG 9 H 3 R 7 K
Cory Snyder CLE 0.21 – 3-for-4, 3 HR, 3 RBI
Kirby Puckett MIN 0.09 – 2-for-4, 2B

Worst WPA
Bert Blyleven -0.19 – 5 IP 11 H 5 R 4 HR 1 BB 1 K
Gary Gaetti -0.15 – 0-for-4 2 K
Tom Brunansky -0.13 – 0-for-4 2 K

A link to a previous post on this game.

Cory Snyder hit 33 home runs in 1987. Three of those came in this game, two off of Bert Blyleven. Snyder’s career line against Blyleven: 31 PA .286/.355/.821/1.176 4 HR 3 BB 12 K.

For Blyleven’s part, it was the 19th home run he allowed in 72.2 innings so far in the 1987 season. He was coming off of a 1986 season in which he had allowed a major league record 50 home runs, and was well on pace to break that record following this game. Thankfully, that pace slowed a bit, and he finished 1987 with “just” 46 home runs allowed.

Tim Laudner went 2-for-4 in this game. This finally brought his season batting average above the .100 mark (from .089 to .122).

 

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3 Responses to May 21, 1987

  1. spookymilk says:

    Out of curiosity, how do you choose games? Random draw?

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