APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 4 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 4 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
After the Orioles shutout they are one win away from the World Series and they send Scott McGregor (13-6 3.35 Grade 10Z) to the mound against Chris Knapp (5-5 5.51 Grade 1) who will pitch to keep the Angels alive.   On paper this matchup looked bad for the Angels and the Orioles got after Knapp. In the second Billy Smith would drive in Doug DeCinces with a single. After Smith took second on the throw home, Rick Dempsey would single in Smith. Behind 2-0 the Angels would get one back in the bottom of the 2nd as Bobby Grich would tee off on a McGregor curve ball. The Orioles would get that run back as DeCinces singles in Ken Singleton. In the 5th the Orioles would extend out the…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
We head back to California for Game 3 with the series tied at 1. The Orioles will send Dennis Martinez (15-16 3.66 Grade 12Z) to the mound against Frank Tanana (7-5 3.89 Grade 3Z) for the Angels.   The Orioles would come out of the gate with 2 big runs in the 1st. Ken Singleton and Eddie Murray with big RBI hits. Tanana would settle and Martinez would be throwing 0's on the scoreboard until the 7th. Dave Skaggs would match his regular season homer total with a homer down the left field line to make it 3-0, later in the inning Singleton and Doug DeCinces would drive in runs to make it 5-0 Orioles.   From there it was all El Presidente as Martinez would go the distance allowing…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
Baltimore wins Game 1 and send Cy Young Mike Flanagan (23-9 3.08 Grade 15YZ) to the mound against Dave Frost (16-10 3.57 Grade 11Z) for the Angels.   The Angels would get McGregor in the 2nd as Bobby Grich and Rick Miller would drive in runs. Pitchers would settle in as the score would remain 2-0 California until the 7th. In the 7th the Angels would put 2 more on the board as Jim Anderson and Rod Carew would drive in runs with singles. In the 8th the Angels would pad the 4-0 lead as Grich would hit a long 2 run homer to center. The Orioles would scratch across a run in the 8th but would get no more as Frost would go the distance as the Angels win…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
The 1979 ALCS Playoff Replay has the AL West winning California Angels (90-72) against the AL East winners Baltimore Orioles (102-57). The Angles send Nolan Ryan (16-14 3.60 Grade 11XY) versus Jim Palmer (10-6 3.30 Grade 9Z). So a battle of future Hall of Famers in Game 1.   After 2 scoreless innings the Orioles would finally break through in the 3rd as a 2 out triple from Mark Belanger and a RBI single from Ken Singleton. In the 4th the Orioles would open it up with a 4 spot. 2 run double from Rick Dempsey and 2 run single by Al Bumbry accounting for the RBI.   With the score 5-0 the Orioles would get another in the 5th as Lee May would jack a homer to left. This…
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1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The #10 seed Montreal Expos go into Anaheim and take games 6 and 7 to win the series. Joe Hesketh was huge as he gets 2 big wins in Games 3 and 7. Angels hit the ball out of the park but couldn't get enough base runners to score enough runs. Tim Raines come up big in the back half of the series. The Expos move onto to face the winner of the #2 Blue Jays and #15 Red Sox.   Game 1: Angels 6, Expos 2 Game 2: Expos 6, Angels 5 Game 3: Expos 3, Angels 2 Game 4: Angels 8, Expos 3 Game 5: Angels 3, Expos 2 Game 6: Expos 6, Angels 4 Game 7: Expos 4, Angels 0
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Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Expos having forced Game 7 send Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) to the mound as the Angels send Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL).   Pitchers keep the bats at bay for the first 3 innings, but the Expos would break through for a run in the 4th as a sac fly from Terry Francona scores Vance Law. In the 6th the Expos would add 2 more. Tim Raines would homer to lead off the inning and Tim Wallach would drive in a run with an RBI single. In the 9th Mitch Webster would homer to center to give the Expos a 4-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Hesketh as he would go the distance allowing only 2 hits. What a performance in a Game 7…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Angles lead 3-2 and coming home send Don Sutton (13-8 3.89 Grade 7Z) to the mound and the Expos send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z).   The Expos come out of the gate in the 1st with 2 runs. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with RBI singles. The Angels would get those right back in the bottom as Rob Carew would triple in a run and Reggie Jackson would bring in Carew. It would remain 2-2 until the 4th when the Expos would put up a 3 spot, courtesy of a 3 run homer by Tim Raines. The Angels would get one back in the bottom half as Bobby Grich would homer off Gullickson.   The Expos would pick up an insurance run in the 8th to make it…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Critical Game 5 from Montreal has a starting pitching matchup of Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y) versus Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Expos would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Vance Law takes Witt deep. Pitchers would be in control after that until the 6th when Tim Raines would walk, steal 2nd, and be driven home by Law. Smith would cruise through 8 innings and with one out he would walk Ruppert Jones. Reggie Jackson would step to the plate and do what he has done all of his career and drive a homer to right to tie the game. After a strikeout of Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich drives a Smith pitch out to center to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The Expos now lead the series 2-1 and they send Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L) to the hill as the Angels send Kirk McCaskill (12-12 4.70 Grade 4Z).   The Angels in deperate need of win come out and get the games first run in the 2nd. Dick Schofield once again with a big hit to score Doug DeCinces. In the 4th they would give McCaskill 4 more runs to play with. Gary Pettis with a 2 run double the big hit of the inning. The Expos would get 3 runs back in the 5th as Tim Raines and Mitch Webster would drive in big runs.   With the score 5-3 Angels, California would put the game away in the 8th with 3 more. Brian Downing would have a…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at one has a pitching showdown of Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL) for the Angels and lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos.   Pitchers come out hot early as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Angels would score 2 runs, one run scores on an error by Hubie Brooks and the other via single to center by Dick Schofield. With the score 2-0 Angles in the 6th, the Expos would finally break through against Romanick. Andre Dawson would reach base and Terry Francona would reach via error before Tim Wallach would jack a 3 run homer to left. This would be all Hesketh would need as he would set the next nine hitters…
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