In yesterday's post, we talked about Paul Molitor's three home run game against the Royals on May 12, 1982. A year and one day later, Ben Oglivie matched the feat by going 3-for-5 with three home runs, driving in five in an 8-7 ten inning win over the Red Sox.
The Brewers needed all the help they could get in the game, as they fell behind 4-0 early and trailed until the ninth inning when Benji's two run shot tied the game and forced extra innings. The Red Sox scored once again to retake the lead in the top of the tenth, but the Crew bounced back with two runs in the bottom half on Don Money's bases loaded walk and Charlie Moore's walkoff single.
Unfortunately, this game was not a sign of things to come for Oglivie. The three homers in this game gave him six on the season but he finished the year with just 13, a year after hitting 34 and three years after leading the AL with 41.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2006-08 Brewer Zach Jackson, who turns 28.
- 1999-00 Brewer Lyle Mouton, who turns 42.