The AL Elite 8 is now set after the play in series has concluded. Should be a wild crazy ride as every team in this tournament can win a 3 of 5 series. #1 84 Detroit Tigers vs #9 81 New York Yankees #4 83 Baltimore Orioles vs #5 80 Kansas City Royals #2 79 Baltimore Orioles vs #7 82 Milwaukee Brewers #3 78 New York Yankees vs #6 86 Boston Red Sox
The Yankees sweep the series from 85 Royals. All 3 games where one run affairs and defensive miscues directly led to 2 Royal loses. The Yankees move on to face the #1 seed 84 Detroit Tigers. Game 1 Royals Stadium Yankees 4, Royals 3 WP:Ron Guidry (1-0)LP: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)Save: Goose Gossage (1) Game 2 Royals StadiumYankees 3, Royals 2WP: Ron Davis (1-0)LP: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)Save: Goose Gossage (3) Game 3 Yankee StadiumYankees 1, Royals 0WP: Rick Reuschel (1-0)LP: Danny Jackson (0-1) Series MVP: Goose Gossage 2 two inning saves in Games 1 & 2 to give the Yankees the advantage heading to NY.
The Brewers win a crazy series 3 games to 2 as they win games 4 and 5 to advance to face the #2 seed 1979 Baltimore Orioles. Game 1 - County StadiumBrewers 3 - Twins 2 (10)WP: Rollie Fingers (1-0)LP: Jeff Reardon (0-1) Game 2 - County StadiumTwins 13 - Brewers 1WP:Bert Blyleven (1-0)LP: Don Sutton (0-1) Game 3 - MetrodomeWP: Les Straker (1-0)LP: Pete Vuchovich (0-1) Game 4 - MetrodomeWP: Mike Caldwell (1-0)LP: Frank Viola (0-1) Game 5 - County StadiumWP: Jim Slaton (1-0)LP: Jeff Reardon (0-2)
The misery continues as the Mets fall to 3-8 as once again no offense. Darling falls to 0-3 and has pitched good with a 2.86 ERA. Manager Brian Ritchie on the hot seat Mets Replay record 3-8. Mets Actual record 8-3.
Once again the Mets can't hit the baseball and lose 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th. The Phillies get a run off Gooden, who falls to a tough luck 1-2 on the season. Probably need to fire myself as manager. Mets Replay record 3-6. Mets Actual record 8-1.
Dwight Gooden, after a rough opening day, throws a 2 hit shutout against the Reds. Tibbs pitches good for the Reds but the Mets scratch out 2 runs in the first and Gooden makes it hold up. Mets Replay record 2-3.Mets Actual record 5-0.
Rough start to the season continues as the Reds pound out 15 hits and beat the Mets 6-3. George Foster blasts his first homer of the season in the losing effort. Mets Replay record 1-3.Mets Actual record 4-0.