Normally a good control pitcher, Lucas entered Game Five of the 1986 LCS with a 5-4
lead and no one on base, needing just one out to send the Angels to the WS. He promptly
hit Rich Gedman
with his first pitch (his first hit batsman since 1982), setting
up Dave Henderson
's home run off Donnie Moore in the next at bat. The lanky lefthander
debuted with San Diego in 1980, and from 1981 to 1983 he saved 13, 16, and 17
leading the NL with 57 appearances in 1981 while posting a career-best 2.00 ERA.
He was traded to the Expos for Scott Sanderson
after the 1983 season, and then to
the Angels two years later.