1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981, 1981 Season, Angels, Mariners
Opening four game series from Kingdome.   Opening Day - Kingdome 4-9-81 Mariners 2, Angels 0 WP: Glenn Abbott (1-0) LP: Geoff Zahn (0-1) HR's: None Abbott with a 3 hitter   4-10-81 Angels 13, Mariners 1 WP: Ken Forsch (1-0) LP: Floyd Bannister (0-1) HR's: Angels - Butch Hobson (1), Bobby Clark 3 (3), Mariners - Bruce Bochte (1) Clark comes in due to an injury and hits 3 straight homers. Never had that happen in my 20+ years of rolling the dice that I can remember.   4-11-81 Angels 3, Mariners 1 WP: Mike Witt (1-0) LP: Ken Clay (0-1) Save: Don Aase (1) HR's: None   4-12-81 Angels 13, Mariners 4 WP: Steve Renko (1-0) LP: Jerry Don Gleaton (0-1) HR's: Angels - Bobby Grich (1)  …
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Must win Game 5 for the Angels as they send Don Aase (11-8 4.03 Grade 5) to the mound versus Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Pitchers come out strong as the Angels and Reds cant get anything going through 3 innings. The Reds would break through in the 4th with another clutch RBI by Dan Driessen. They would get two more in the 4th, a Joe Morgan would single up the middle to score Cesar Geronimo and Pete Rose. After getting yet another RBI hit from Driessen in the 7th the Reds had a commanding 4-0 lead and Seaver on the mound. The Angles showed they aren't done as they get a RBI double from Joe Rudi to score Don Baylor, but Seaver would shut them down from there…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Game 4 features a pitching matchup of Bill Bonham (11-5 3.53) for the Reds and Chris Knapp (14-8 4.21) for the Angels. Reds have taken back control in the series and they get on top quickly in Game 4 with a run in the first. Dan Driessen with another clutch RBI hit. The Angels answer quickly and get the lead back with a 3 spot in the bottom of the 2nd. Joe Rudi and Bobby Grich with RBI hits. Both teams would trade runs in the 3rd to make it a 4-2 Angels. From here on out Bonham would settle down and the Reds bats would take over. The Reds would score single runs in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th. The would also add a 2 spot in the…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at 1 features starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Redlegs and Nolan Ryan (10-13 3.72 Grade 10) for the Angels. The Reds would get to Ryan early pushing across a run in the top of the first. Dan Driessen with a 2 out RBI scoring Pete Rose. The score would remain 1-0 Reds until the Angels finally get on the board with a run in the 5th. Bostock drives in Carney Lansford to tie it at 1. The game would remain tied at one through 9, and the game would go to extras. Relief pitching for both teams remained in control and we remained tied at 1 through 12 innings. The Angels would bring in Dyar Miller and wildness would…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Game 2 from Riverfront features lefty Frank Tanana (18-12 3.65 Grade 11) vs Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7). The Reds would get the jump on Tanana with a quick 2 spot in the 1st. 2 run double by Joe Morgan accounting for the RBI. The Angels would get those 2 runs back in the 3rd, Don Baylor and Joe Rudi picking up RBI. With the score 2 a piece in the bottom of the 4th Johnny Bench would lead off the inning with a homer to center field. The Reds would add another in the inning to take a 4-2 lead. From here the pitchers took over and the Angels couldn't get another run. Doug Bair comes in for Norman in the 8th and gets the last 6 outs…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
This Sweet 16 matchup has the #12 seed California Angels vs #5 Cincinnati Reds. The Angels finished the season 87-75 and finished 2nd in the AL West. The Big Red Machine finished 92-69 and finished 2nd to the Dodgers in the NL West. The Angels send righty Don Aase (11-8 4.03 Grade 5) to the mound while Cincinnati sends Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Offenses come out early as the Angels get an RBI single by Lyman Bostock to make it 1-0. Reds would come back with 2 of their own in the bottom half, George Foster and Dan Driessen with RBI. The Reds would add another in the 2nd to make it 3-1. Pitchers would settle down after that and the score would remain 3-1 until the top…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Twins
Must win Game 3 for the Twins as they send Geoff Zahn (14-14 3.03 Grade 14) to the hill while the Angels start Chris Knapp (14-8 4.21 Grade 6). Twins get an early run in the first as Roy Smalley goes yard to give the Twins a lead. That lead would be short lived as the Angels get 3 in the second as Bobby Grich hits a huge 3 run homer to give the Angels the lead. The Twins would get back in the game with a 2 spot in the 6th, but the Angels get 3 more in the 7th with doubles by Carney Lansford and Lyman Bostock being the big hits. The Twins had no quit as they plate 2 in the bottom of the 7th, but Dave…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Twins
Game 2 has Twins starter Roger Erickson (14-13 3.96 Grade 8) on the mound opposite strike out King Nolan Ryan (10-13 3.72). The Angels get on the board first with an 2 out RBI by Joe Rudi in the 1st. The Twins would quickly even the score with a run of their own in the second courtesy of a RBI double by Jose Morales. The Angels would get 2 runs in the 3rd and single runs in the 4th and 5th to take a 5-1 lead. That would be all Ryan would need as he goes the distance giving up only the one run on 6 hits while striking out 6. The Angels now lead the series 2-0 as we head back to Metropolitan Stadium. Final Score: Angels 5, Twins…
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