Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September 3, 2004: Morris Mows Down The Dodgers

   On September 3, 2004, with 37,000+ cheering him on, Matt Morris turned in a two hit complete game performance that included 11 strikeouts during a 3-0 win over the Dodgers at Busch. Reggie Sanders put the Birds on the board with an RBI double off of Jose Lima in the second, then to pay him back Lima picked up the first Dodgers hit of the ballgame with a two out single in the third. Morris shook it off and went right back to work by setting the next man down, and after Robin Ventura hit a one out single in the fifth not another man reached base against the big righty. Sanders gave Morris a bit of breathing room in the fifth with a solo shot off of Lima, and the future skipper Mike Matheny extended the lead to 3-0 with a long ball of his own in the seventh. Morris had had his struggles that season, however, he worked his way through them, and turned in his best performance of the year on that day in early September. 

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