Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Dodgers
Huge Game 5 with the visitor winning every game so far has a pitching matchup of Fernando Valenzuela (17-10 2.45 Grade 19XG) for the Dodgers against Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) for the Cardinals.   The Dodgers having lost 2 in a row at home after winning both games in St. Louis get on the board first in Game 5. Ken Landreaux would double with 1 away in the 2nd and Steve Sax would come up and double him in for a 1-0 lead. After a infield single by Valenzuela to make it first and third, Mariano Duncan would hit a sac fly to right to score Sax.   This would be more than enough for Valenzuela who pitched the game of the tournament so far. Valenzuela would only…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Dodgers
The Cardinals looking to even the series send John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZG) to the mound opposite Bob Welch (14-4 2.31 Grade 14YZ).   Tudor and Welch match 0's until the 3rd when the Cardinals would get 3 runs off Welch. Ozzie Smith and Cesar Cedano would single ahead of Willie McGee's huge 3 run homer. The Cardinals would add 2 more in the 4th as Darrell Porter would double in 2 runs. The Dodgers would get a run back in the bottom half as Bill Madlock would finally get a big hit to score Mike Marshall. In the 6th the Dodgers would get 2 more off Tudor as Greg Brock would hang in against a Tudor sinker and knock it over the right field wall.   With the…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Dodgers
Dodgers take both in St. Louis and start veteran lefty Jerry Reuss (14-10 2.92 Grade 14Z) while the Cardinals turn to Bob Forsch (9-6 3.90 Grade 4Z).   The Cardinals do exactly what they need to do being down 2-0 in the series. They come out and get 5 runs. The Dodgers would help them with error from Steve Sax and Mariano Duncan. Terry Pendleton and Darrell Porter deliver big RBI hits. With the score 5-0 before they can even bat the Dodgers would get a run of their own as Greg Brock would single in Mike Marshall. The Cardinals would get that run back as well as another as Willie McGee would line a homer to left-center off Reuss.   The Dodgers would get a run in the 3rd…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Dodgers
Dodgers take home field advantage in Game 1 and send Orel Hershiser (19-3 2.03 Grade 20YZG) to the mound against big righty Danny Cox (18-9 Grade 15Z).   The Dodgers already ahead 1-0 in the series jump all over Danny Cox in the first sending 10 people to the plate and scoring 4 runs.  Big hits by Pedro Guerrero, Greg Brock, and Ken Landreaux driving in runs. Cardinals got lucky to not give up more as left the bases loaded. The Cardinals would scratch together a run in the second as Willie McGee would single in Ozzie Smith.   The score would remain 4-1 until the 7th as the Dodgers would get an insurance run courtesy of Mike Scioscia singling in Mariano Duncan. The Cardinals would get 2 off Hershiser…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Dodgers
This semifinal matchup between the #5 Los Angeles Dodgers and the #1 St. Louis Cardinals is a rematch of the 1985 NLCS in which the Cardinals won in 6. This is a titanic matchup and one that features real good pitching, lots of speed and some decent hitting.   The Dodgers would send lefty sensation Fernando Valenzuela (17-10 2.45 Grade 19XG) to the mound against Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.45 Grade 14Z) for the Cardinals.   This had the makings of a pitchers duel and it didn't disappoint as Valenzuela was perfect through 4 innings and the score would remain 0-0 until the bottom of the 6th. In the 6th the Cardinals would get a base hit to center from MVP Willie McGee. McGee would steal second on a great slide…
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1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat up Expos in 5

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
The Blue Jays beat up on their country mates with a 4-1 series win. Blue Jays hitting rock Expos pitching scoring early in most games and putting the pressure on the Expos offense. The Expos fought back with a big win in Game 3 but the Jays rebounded. This sets up a monster matchup between 2 of the best teams in baseball Blue Jays vs Mets. With a Final Four of St. Louis, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York this is going to be fun.   Game 1: Blue Jays 5, Expos 2 Game 2: Blue Jays 10, Expos 3 Game 3: Expos 6, Blue Jays 5 Game 4: Blue Jays 6, Expos 1 Game 5: Blue Jays 7, Expos 2
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Game 5 with the Blue Jays up 3-1 has a starting pitching matchup of Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) for the Blue Jays and Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L).   The Blue Jays once again go big on the first inning. This time plating 5 runs, 3 run opposite field homer by Willie Upshaw and 2 batters later a 2 run homer by Jesse Barfield. After the big inning Expos pitching would settle but Key was in control of the game as we have a score of 5-0 through 6 innings. In the 7th the Blue Jays would add to their lead. Willie Upshaw would draw a walk and Barfield would go deep again to give the Blue Jays a 7-0 lead. The Expos would try to get…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Game 4 with the Jays up 2-1 has a pitching matchup of lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos and Doyle Alexander (17-10 Grade 13Z) for the Blue Jays.   The Blue Jays would do what they did in Games 1 and 2 and score 3 runs in the 1st. Lloyd Moseby would single in Garth Iorg and George Bell would triple in 2. The Jays would keep the pressure on with another run in the 4th as Damaso Garcia hits a sac fly. In the 5th the Expos finally get on the scoreboard with a run as pinch hitter U L Washington triples down the right field line. The Blue Jays would get that run back and one more in the 6th as Jesse Barfield goes…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Huge Game 3 for the Expos as they send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8ZG) to the mound against Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y).   The Expos would get out on top in the 2nd as Tim Wallach would line a homer to right center off Stieb. The Jays would answer big in 3rd with a 4 spot. RBI by Damaso Garcia followed by a 3 run homer by Garth Iorg leads the way. In the 5th they would add another run in the 5th as Iorg again would drive in a run.   With the score 5-1 the Expos would get a couple runs in the bottom of the 8th. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with big RBI hits. In the bottom of the 9th the Expos would…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Blue Jays win Game 1 and they send Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG) to the mound against Montreal ace Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Blue Jays once again would come out fast and once again get 3 in the 1st. Rance Mulliniks would double in 2 runs and Willie Upshaw would double in Mulliniks. They would add a run in the 2nd as Damaso Garcia would sac fly Jesse Barfield in. Clancy would not give up any runs through 5 but the Expos would get 2 runs in the 6th highlighted by a homer by Tim Raines to make it 4-2 Blue Jays.   In the 7th the Expos would get a run closer as Mike Fitzgerald would take the Clancy offering over the wall in…
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